Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Appeal
Why does Prep need an Annual Fund?
Seattle Prep has been delivering excellence in education since 1891. In order to sustain this excellence, the school relies on support from alumni, parents and friends to meet its operating needs each year.
Doesn't tuition cover the school's operating needs?
No. Seattle Prep is committed to making a Jesuit education accessible to as many families as possible. We consciously set our tuition rate lower than the cost of educating each student. We make up the difference with the Annual Appeal, the SPREE Auction, and the Seattle Prep Endowment.
What is this year's goal?
The Annual Appeal goal for 2012-2013 is $860,000.
Who supports the Annual Fund?
All of our constituents-current and past parents, alumni and friends-generously support the Annual Fund with their financial contributions. Seattle Prep is fortunate to be a part of such a compassionate community that believes so strongly in Jesuit education and makes Prep a priority with charitable giving.
When do I need to submit my gift?
Prep's fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th; therefore, all gifts pledged throughout the 2012-2013 school year are due by June 30, 2013.
What is a "Matching Gift'?
Many companies match their employees' charitable contributions. We encourage each donor to the Annual Fund to check with his or her company as to their matching gift policy. To have your gift matched, simply let the Development Office know and we will provide follow-up information to your company.
Who do I contact for more information?
April Collier, VP for Development, welcomes your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-577-2143.
Thank you for your generosity!