Help Us Build 'Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.'
What is the Annual Fund?
The Friends Academy Annual Fund is the single most important fundraiser of the school year. All gifts to the Annual Fund are an investment in our students, faculty and staff. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funding for the operating budget, contributing approximately 7% to the total budget each year.
The Annual Fund provides outstanding opportunities beyond those covered by tuition and fees. The Friends Academy Annual Fund lifts our educational programs to the highest academic standards. To attract, retain, and develop exceptional teachers, Friends Academy must offer competitive compensation, professional development, and a dynamic and supportive teaching environment. The Annual Fund supports our students with exemplary academic programs, superb fine arts and music, competitive athletic programs, cutting-edge technology, advanced learning facilities and financial aid.
Participation in annual giving is critical to the success of our school. We rely on the shared commitment from all in our community to support our mission and Quaker traditions.
Why is participation so important?
Your donation is a demonstration of support for the school, its mission and values. Every gift from every donor is appreciated. Many gifts come from new alumni, from faculty and staff, and from those on financial aid. While these do not account for the majority of funds raised, these gifts are especially treasured as they represent a strong belief in our community. This support encourages and inspires others to give.