What is The Annual Giving Fund?
Peer into any classroom, visit any playing field or meander into any annex of the school and you will witness two types of gifts that allow Sage to thrive: capital gifts and gifts to The Annual Giving Fund. Both help reduce Sage’s dependence on tuition to sustain the top-caliber teaching and variety of clubs, spaces and activities that define Sage. While capital gifts are a large part of planning for our future and provide consistent mission-critical building projects, The Annual Giving Fund focuses on present needs and opportunities.
The Annual Giving Fund provides unrestricted, immediate funds that permit Sage to adroitly respond to particular needs that arise each year. Whether it is one that requires greater financial aid to support a student in need or one that calls for sustainable increases in salaries to better attract and retain Sage’s lifeblood – its extraordinary faculty – The Annual Giving Fund provides the necessary margin for Sage’s innovative growth.
Why does Sage need gifts?
- To make Sage affordable to as many families as possible, tuition only covers part of what it costs to provide a full Sage education. The remainder is made up through tax-deductible gifts to The Annual Giving Fund.
- Without the generous support of parents, grandparents, alumni and friends, Sage would need to charge an average of over $3,000 more per student
Does my gift make a difference?
- Absolutely. Whether you are capable of donating $5, $50, $5,000 or $5,000,000, your gift combined with the hundreds of others from parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will increase Sage’s ability to meet the needs of students and teachers and to uphold its high academic standards every year.
- Last year, over 60% of donors made gifts of $250 or less to the Annual Giving Fund.