Frequently Asked Questions
Who Contributes to the Annual Fund?
Since the Annual Fund is the most significant yearly fundraiser at Friends Academy, we ask for participation from all members of the community - parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff.
How much should I give?
We hope that you make Friends Academy your highest philanthropic priority each year. Annual Fund gifts range from $1 to $100,000. Although leadership gifts are important to Friends Academy's financial sustainability, every gift matters. What is important is that everyone participates!
When should I make my gift?
In the beginning of the school year, you will receive a letter requesting your support of the Annual Fund. We encourage you to make your tax deductible gift or a pledge by December 31st.
Can I make a pledge now and make my gift later?
Early pledge commitments are welcomed and encouraged. Making your commitment early saves Friends Academy money and resources. Once you make a pledge, you will receive an acknowledgement and pledge payment reminders. You have until June 30th to make your final payment.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Friends Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the school are tax deductible as allowed by law.