Here are a few questions often asked about giving to the Swift Fund. If you have more questions or would like further information, please contact Martha Moore.
- What is annual giving?
- I already pay tuition. Why am I asked to donate?
- Why not increase tuition?
- Why is annual giving so important? What does it fund?
- Who decides fundraising priorities?
- Why is 100% participation so important?
- How much should I give?
- Why are pledges requested by Dec. 31?
The Swift Fund is the school’s top annual fundraising priority. All members of our community (parents, faculty/staff, trustees, alumni, grandparents, and friends) are asked to make an annual tax-deductible gift to Swift School. The portion of the school’s budget raised through the Swift Fund ensures our school has essential resources for faculty, facilities, financial aid, technology, and program support to provide an exceptional education to students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
With tuition only covering approximately 86% of the true cost of educating a student, tuition alone is not enough to allow Swift to provide the educational experience families need and expect. A strong annual fund helps keep tuition at the lowest possible amount without compromising the quality of the educational programs, services and resources provided.
Annual fund donations to the Swift Fund impact every student and reach every part of our community – from enriching academic programming to increasing professional development to enhancing technology – every teacher and every student benefit from the Swift Fund. Without annual gifts, Swift School would be a different place. Donations are used in and beyond the classrooms to provide valuable instructional materials, expand professional development opportunities for an already exceptional faculty, assure reliable security systems, allow deserving students better access to a Swift education, and provide compelling student presentations and parent programs throughout the year.