The Key Annual Fund: Annual Giving is the single most important source of non-tuition income for The Cottage School. It is a responsibility all members of TCS community share.
10 percent can make the difference!
The goal of the Key Annual Fund is to build a solid annual giving program that will eventually provide a critical 10 percent of the School’s operating budget, enabling TCS to enhance its programs and keep tuition increases minimal. Unrestricted gifts to the Key Annual Fund directly and immediately benefit each student and faculty member as well as every program on campus.
In addition to the financial benefits the school receives from a gift to the Key Annual Fund, participation, at any level is the single strongest factor considered by private and corporate foundations in determining whether or not to lend their support to The Cottage School. Many foundations will not consider a request for funding if the organization has not achieved 100 percent participation in their Annual Fund by Board, staff, and key stakeholders (in a school’s case, parents).
Gifts of all sizes really do make a difference because their collective impact is enormous. The Key Annual Fund Drive kicks off in August of every year. Pledges and gifts are solicited from August through May. Pledges must be fulfilled by May 31 to be counted in the total.
The Key Annual Fund differs from other fundraising efforts because it directly supports The Cottage School’s operating budget. The Key Annual Fund is the single most critical fundraising program for The Cottage School. All parents are encouraged to support it first before supporting any other fundraising program.
The goal of the Key Annual Fund is to build a solid annual giving program that will eventually provide a critical 10 percent of the Schools operating budget, enabling TCS to enhance its programs and keep tuition increases minimal. Gifts to the fund directly and immediately benefit each student and faculty member as well as every program on campus.
Key Annual Fund Parent Volunteers were in place and ready to work before the first rays of sun shone on the TCS campus Thursday morning. Their goal? Provide an easy, one-stop way for parents to drop off their contributions to the 2011-12 Key Annual Fund! Joined by members of the TCS Spirit Club and with a special appearance by Spirit, the Cougar mascot, the parent volunteers dispensed good cheer, along with stickers, bookmarks, coffee and cookies to parents as they drove through the carpool drop off lines. By the time the sun was bright and...read more
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Over $144,000 was raised to support The Cottage School’s programs and services, including new technology and books to the Media Center, continuing educational opportunities offered to faculty, student activities, tuition assistance, and resources for the enhanced Career and Post Secondary Center.read more
Key Annual Fund Parent Committee Pete and Rene Boven Co-Chairs Committee Members Kim Kitzler Carol/John Cuviello Rafael Leach Karen HickeyKim Kitzler Kim Gammage Laura Neidhardt Carol/John Cuviello Rafael Leach Karen Hickey Faculty Representatives Lyle Cutchin High School Phil Parker Middle Schoolread more