Annual Fundraising Strategy
The goal of our Board of Trustees is simple: increase participation and total giving in order to better equip our teachers, support our programs, and maintain our facilities.* In order to move us toward our goal, we devised a two-year annual giving strategy depicted in the image below.
The primary difference between a blue and a white year are the fundraising events which our Parent Support Organizations (Booster Club, Fine Arts Alliance, Parent Teacher Organization) host each year. Blue years = Larger events, White years = smaller events.
However, because PSO membership and the Ascension Fund play such a vital role in our school, these two areas will continue to be a focus in both the blue and white years.
* Our tuition dollars cover between 92 and 93 percent of our operating expenses and while that is better than most schools, we still need to find ways to bridge the gap. The primary approach most schools employ (including Ascension) is through membership to our PSOs and our annual fund. Booster Club membership fees goes toward athletics; FAA membership fees goes toward Fine Arts; and PTO membership fees go toward facilities and faculty needs. Our annual fund goes toward programs of balanced excellence, first class facilities, professional development, stellar stewardship and community outreach and tuition assistance.
**In the past, the individual projects have been funded through fundraising events and individual donors. If you are interested in giving a restricted gift to any of the individual projects, please contact Marilyn Lee in the Development Department.