Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the Annual Fund important?
Giving to our school is an investment in your child’s education. The benefits from an Annual Fund donation are immediate and visible within the current fiscal year. Your financial contributions support a child-centered atmosphere where children are nurtured and where their minds are challenged each day. Revenue from the Annual Fund helps our school to better manage the need for significant tuition increases in any given year.
Giving to our school is an investment in your child’s education.
Where does my donation go?
The Annual Fund provides the school with unrestricted, flexible funds for immediate use during the current school year. Your donations enrich programs at The Raleigh School and help to support:
- Competitive salaries and benefits for our exceptional faculty and staff
- Small class sizes
- Professional training and development for faculty and staff
- Laptop and software purchases
- Our interactive Family Science Night
- Cultural arts performances
- Gardening projects
- Teacher-directed spending for your child’s classroom
- Grandparent’s Day
- Diversity education programs
- Need-based tuition assistance
- New physical education and play equipment
- Maintenance and safety measures on our 14-acre landscaped campus
Who should give to the Annual Fund?
We hope all current parents will contribute. Our goal is to reach 100% parent participation. Faculty and staff are also asked to show their support for our school by making a donation each year. We welcome gifts from grandparents, corporations, alumni parents, alumni, and other friends of our community.
When should I contribute?
You may contribute at any time during the school’s fiscal year which runs July 1 – June 30. For tax purposes, gifts made on or before December 31 are eligible to be claimed as a current-year tax deduction.
What is an acceptable amount to give?
Every gift makes a difference. We request that you consider giving at a level which represents a meaningful donation for you and your family. Please make donating to the Annual Fund a yearly priority.
How can I give?
Gifts may be made by cash, check, with designated funds or appreciated securities, or online at https://www.raleighschool.org/giving/giving.aspx. You may decide to make a pledge and make payments throughout the school year. Corporate matching funds will be credited to the donating parent, in effect doubling your total gift.
Are gifts to The Raleigh School and the Annual Fund deductible?
The Raleigh School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions to the school are deductible as allowed by law. Because tuition payments are not deductible, the Annual Fund can provide a winning combination for many families. With your commitment to the Annual Fund you are helping to support our school’s operating budget with a gift that can then provide a tax-deduction for you.