Giving to the Eastbrook Academy Annual Fund invests in the life of each and every child in our school. Each year, members of the Academy and the Eastbrook faith community are asked to prayerfully consider making an unrestricted, tax-deductible contribution to the Academy. These valuable gifts are critically important revenue for the day-to-day work of Eastbrook Academy.
Our goal for the 2018-19 Eastbrook Annual Fund is to raise $383,000.
Your gift to the Annual Fund supports an atmosphere of continued improvement for:
Scholarships and tuition assistance for students with a demonstrated financial need.
Enhanced curriculum, faith formation, classroom technology, and co-curricular programs.
Compensation and professional development for faculty and staff.
Growth of the Eastbrook Academy endowment for the school’s long-term financial health.
Why does the Academy need unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund? Although tuition constitutes a majority of the school’s revenue, it does not cover the actual cost to educate. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund allow us to fill the gap between tuition and cost to educate. Our largest source of charitable income, used for this purpose, comes from the Annual Fund.
Who is asked to contribute to the Annual Fund? Through face-to-face visits, telephone calls, letters, and emails, we ask all members of our school, faith and business communities to make a gift to the Annual Fund each year. Donors include members of the Academy Board of Directors, current faculty and staff, alumnae, parents of current and past students, grandparents, the Eastbrook Church Community, and other friends of Eastbrook Academy.
When should I make my gift? The school runs on a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Gifts and pledges received earlier in the fiscal year allow the school to plan and prepare for the next year. However, every gift received through June 30 will count toward the budgeted need for that year.
How much should I give? In honor of Eastbrook Academy’s 20th Anniversary, we are asking you to prayerfully discern an amount meaningful to you. A gift in the amount of $20, $200, $2,000 or more, would be greatly appreciated. Every gift is important and invests in the lives of each student.