Annual Fund 101

  • What is the Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund is the fundraising campaign conducted each year by the Development Office to benefit our children and their Teachers, programs and facilities here at Springmont. The Annual Fund mainly solicits parents, Trustees, Faculty & Staff, grandparents, alumni and alumni families.
  • Why is the Annual Fund so important to Springmont?

    Tuition alone cannot maintain Springmont at the standard that we want for our children. The Annual Fund Campaign is the primary vehicle for providing the upgrades and extras which make Springmont’s programs, faculty and facilities among the best in Atlanta and the nation. Contributions to the Annual Fund provide this much-needed funding every year. The funds raised go directly to a specified project or need.
  • Why should I support the Annual Fund?

    We do not conduct “fundraisers of the week” at Springmont such as sales of wrapping paper, candy, popcorn, etc., which take a lot of parent time and involvement and aren’t nearly as profitable as an annual campaign. We rely on the Annual Fund campaign as a yearly commitment from families to the school. 
  • What is the highest priority for the Annual Fund?

    There are many developing needs at Springmont. Increasing unrestricted giving to the Annual Fund is the highest priority. These gifts allow Springmont the flexibility to address the emerging needs in areas such as the Fine Arts, outdoor education, increasing financial aid, and giving us the strength to pursue enhanced educational opportunities.
  • Why is 100% Parent Participation so important?

    100% parent participation sends a very strong message. It means that parents care and support the good work of everyone at Springmont. It shows their belief in our school. That belief is what foundations and corporations look for when they are evaluating grant proposals. Springmont will be submitting a number of proposals for funding and we need the strength of parent, Board and faculty participation in the Annual Fund behind it. Not to mention, the benefit to today's students!
  • How will I be recognized?

    Springmont is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your gift to the Annual Fund is tax deductible as described by law. You will receive a thank you letter with your gift information. Each gift, unless designated anonymous, will be listed in Springmont’s Annual Report, published each year to recognize our generous donors, their levels of giving and the programs that are made possible through their gifts of support. 
     
  • What’s the difference between the Annual Fund and the fundraising activities of IMPACT?

    The Annual Fund is our main fundraising campaign to help provide the necessary funding to support our programs and facilities. Strong support of the Annual Fund by parents demonstrates to corporations and foundations their commitment thereby increasing our chances of receiving funding to support our school. IMPACT plans fundraising events to promote community spirit and provide social opportunities for parents while raising substantial funds for specified projects.
  • How do I give to the Annual Fund?

    The school accepts checks, credit cards, appreciated securities and cash donations to the Annual Fund. All gifts must be made within the current fiscal year (August 1 - July 31) in order to be counted toward that year’s Annual Fund. 

    Please email Andrea Restifo in the Development Office if you have any questions. If you would like to make a pledge or gift, please select the Make a Donation to the Annual Fund tab to the left or click here to give now.

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