Giving to Stratford Academy
Stratford depends on the loyalty and generosity of donors to the Stratford Loyalty Fund (formerly the Annual Fund) to sustain and enhance our great school. Tax-deductible donations to the Stratford Loyalty Fund bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the true cost of educating a student. We could not provide the depth and breadth of programs for our children without the generosity of donors who give so that Stratford can maintain, grow and continue to excel in academics, arts, athletics and community service.
This year is no exception. We depend on your generous support to provide the best for the students of Stratford Academy. Your gift will make all the difference in what we are able to achieve. Thank you once again for your past support and for your consideration in making Stratford a giving priority this year.
Pledge forms are available from the Institutional Advancement Office or donors can pledge online at http://www.stratford.org/onlinegiving. Many thanks to all the parents, alumni, faculty/staff, grandparents, parents of alumni, foundations, businesses and friends who support the Loyalty Fund. Our goal is to have Stratford parents post 75% participation rate.
Stratford, like most independent schools across the country, depends on the generosity of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, friends of the school and foundations to provide the extra measure of income needed to provide the best education possible for our students. For more information, contact Kathleen Cook Medlin '88, Director of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the money used for?
The Loyalty Fund comprises 3% of the annual operating expenses of the school. The money pays for salaries, supplies, equipment and everyday operating expenses. Aside from tuition income it is the largest source to the annual budget. Loyalty Fund amounts given over the budgeted amount allow for improvements beyond what is in the annual budget.
Why should we give?
Your gift to the Loyalty Fund is a vote of confidence in your school. The money is essential to the operation and continued strength and progress of Stratford. Your participation is a primary factor in whether or not we are able to secure funding from outside sources through grants and foundation gifts.
How much should we give?
The level of giving is a personal decision for each family. Your gift to Stratford is an investment with enormous returns. You are providing your best for your children and for all the students of Stratford Academy. Your gift of any amount is essential to the success of our school.
Why should my gift be unrestricted?
Giving an unrestricted gift to the Loyalty Fund is primary to the successful operation of the school. Unrestricted gifts are the first need. Beyond giving an unrestricted gift, many donors make an additional gift directed to a particular department or program that they wish to fund. These gifts are welcome and contribute greatly to the advances made in many areas of school life.
Pledges and gifts for the Loyalty Fund will continue to be received through the close of the fiscal year for Stratford on May 31.
Questions? Call the Institutional Advancement Office at 477-8073 ext. 210 or e-mail email@example.com.