The Annual Fund is the core fundraising activity at The Long Ridge School. It provides the essential funds for running the school each day and balancing the annual operating budget. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of an independent school education. This year the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating students at Long Ridge is approximately $1000 per student for Beginners and $2,500 per student for K-5. The purpose of the Annual Fund is to help raise funds to cover these additional costs.
“We support the Annual Fund because the school gives so much to our child.” – Nursery Parent
Your tax-deductible Annual Fund gift supports The Long Ridge School’s overall picture, supplying the daily tools and experiences that enable children to appreciate academic excellence, individual attention, and a safe environment. The 2016-2017 Annual Fund Campaign runs through June 30, 2017.
“Long Ridge teaches our children to be life long learners and take risks in and outside the classroom. We believe that it is important and meaningful to support the school and its mission.” – Parent
Our goal is to reach 100% participation. Foundations and corporations evaluate participation rates when considering a grant. Each gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and count towards participation. Your support, along with others’, greatly influences our pursuit of outside funds. We are pleased to report that Trustees and staff have 100% participation. Last year, our current families reached 96% participation.
“Long Ridge School is a magical place where children continue to grow. The Annual Fund provides the opportunity to show my appreciation to the entire community for fulfilling my child’s growth. I am a proud supporter of the Annual Fund for the past ten years.” – Alumni Parent