The Long Ridge School

Annual Fund

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

Giving Levels

Great Horned Owl
$10,000+
Great Gray Owl
$5,000 – $9,999
Snowy Owl
$2,500 – $4,999
Hawk Owl
$1,000 – $2,499
Screech Owl
$500 – $999
Tawny Owl
$250 – $499
Barn Owl
$100 – $249
Spotted Owl
$1 – $99

Annual Fund FAQ

Why give to the Annual Fund?
What is The Long Ridge School Annual Fund?
Why does Long Ridge ask for financial support?
What is the Annual Fund money used for?
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Can I give to a particular program or project?
Why does participation matter?
Why not raise tuition if more is needed to cover the cost of educating each student?
How much am I expected to give?
As a Fifth Grade parent, do I need to support the Annual Fund and 5th Grade Gift?
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