- What is the Annual Fund and why is it important?
- What is the Annual Giving Family of Funds?
- Does it matter when I make my gift?
- How much am I expected to give? What about matching gifts?
- What is a leadership gift at SAAS?
- How do I make my annual gift or pledge?
- Does SAAS have an auction or other annual fundraiser?
- I have other questions about giving to SAAS. Who can I contact?
The Annual Fund is Seattle Academy’s primary campaign for program support. Collectively, our broad community donates one-million dollars annually to fund curriculum and programs, financial aid, technology, faculty professional development, and student-initiated clubs and activities. Tuition covers a college preparatory education rooted in excellence. The Annual Fund provides other essential funds to elevate the SAAS education to something extraordinary. A strong Annual Fund enables us to meet immediate needs of students and faculty, and to say yes to unexpected opportunities that enhance learning.
Our Annual Giving Family of Funds invites donors to direct gifts to a particular area of interest including: Area of Greatest Need; Curricular Enhancements; the Arts; and Athletics. These represent vital areas of a SAAS education that will be enhanced by your generous support.
Annual gifts support the current year’s operating budget. Gifts and pledges received early in the school year help identify funds available to meet needs and enrich programs for students. The goal is to receive Annual Fund commitments by December 31, 2018, with pledges payable any time before May 31, 2019. Gifts are fully tax-deductible in the calendar year received.
It's a party, not an auction! SAAS in the City is our annual fundraiser and community celebration at Fremont Studios. Guests enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and program with student performances, alumni speakers, and remarks from leadership. The evening has a raffle and wine grab, and a “Raise the Paddle” ask for donations to fund a need to benefit students and faculty. Save the date, March 23, 2019!