Frequently Asked Questions
Why does St. Andrew's need a Fund?
St. Andrew's operating budget income is made up of tuition, endowment income, auxiliary income, and the St. Andrew's Fund. The St. Andrew's Fund accounts for 7% of the budget. To keep tuition levels accessible to our families, there is a tuition gap that the St. Andrew's Fund helps to fill. This gap for the 2019-2020 school year is approximately $3,000 per student. Unlike tuition, contributions to the St. Andrew's Fund are fully tax-deductible.
Why is the St. Andrew's Fund important?
The St. Andrew's Fund provides an opportunity to contribute to the people and programs that make the school the best educational option for students. Community participation in the St. Andrew's Fund demonstrates our continued commitment to our mission and vision, and makes a powerful statement to potential families and institutional funders.
What is the goal of the St. Andrew's Fund?
In one word: participation. While monetary goals are set each year, the ultimate goal is always 100% participation from all members of the community. The school is proud to have a loyal and committed group of donors and together our combined support makes so much possible for students.
Does my gift really matter?
YES, it absolutely does! Participation is our ultimate goal for the St. Andrew's Fund, for all members of our community. Foundations and other charitable institutions look at participation in St. Andrew's fundraising efforts before deciding to award any grants or funds, so your donation - no matter how small or large - truly counts.
What does the St. Andrew's Fund support?
All gifts - of any size - are used immediately in the current school year to support the schools day-to-day operations and budgetary needs. Your contribution will directly impact our students' daily experience; in the classroom, in the studios or on the stage, on the fields or courts, and campus-wide.
Please let us know what areas of support atter most to you when making your gift:
- Academic Programs
- Technology & Equipment
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Residential Life
- Faculty & Staff
- Professional Development
- Campus & Facilities
- St. Andrew's Greatest Need
How can I give?
You can make your gift by one of following ways; all donations are tax-deductible.
You can make a one-time gift or a recurring gift, including monthly, quarterly, or annually. It's convenient, safe, and secure.
c/o Development Office
63 Federal Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Have more questions or thoughts? We encourage you to reach out to a member of the Development Team if you have more questions, ideas, or would like to learn more the various ways of giving at St. Andrew's.
, Assistant Director of Development for Alumni Relations
Thank you for investing in St. Andrew's!