Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Alumni Giving

Why Your Gift Matters for Chargers

When you give to the Shorecrest Fund, you provide more choices for students to pursue their passions and reach their full potential. Alumni and Alumni Parent participation in annual giving is deeply impactful and recognizes the lasting impact a Shorecrest experience has on a student.

Lead the charge in supporting current and future students by making a gift today!

Give in Honor of a Teacher, Coach or Administrator

When Alumni give to the Shorecrest Fund, they recognize the lasting impact a Shorecrest experience has on a student. Lead the charge in laying a foundation of success for our students of today and tomorrow by supporting your School. Every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact!

Alumni Giving FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What does my gift support?

    All gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are unrestricted, allowing the School the most flexibility to provide programmatic support where it is needed the most. Be on the lookout for information regarding this year’s upcoming Charger Challenge (our Alumni day of giving) when you can give in honor of the program(s) that impacted your experience most!

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  • Q. What is the average gift amount from Alumni?

    Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund from our Alumni range from just $5 to $5,000! We encourage you to give at a level that is personally meaningful to you. 
  • Q. Can I make a gift in honor of a special teacher, coach or administrator?

    Yes! Recognizing our amazing faculty and staff in this meaningful way shows our community that they are our greatest asset. Your gift in their honor will be recognized in the Annual Report and a special card will be sent to the honoree. 


In honor of grandparents and Emeritus Trustees, Jan and Craig Sher, their daughters recently created The Jan and Craig Sher Service Learning Fund. This fund supports up to two high school students’ service learning trips each year and will continue to be supported for at least the next ten years.  

Funding covers a student’s trip tuition along with some additional trip expenses. Recipients of the support must qualify for at least 50% financial aid, have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have no suspensions. Students who apply submit an essay about why they are interested in participating in a specific service learning trip and what they hope to gain from the experience.  

As described by Stacy (Sher) Conroy last spring, “Jessica, Ali, Will, and I want to do something meaningful to honor our parents on their 40th anniversary. Shorecrest is an organization that is near and dear to all of our hearts, so it immediately came to mind.”  Values that the Shers instilled in their daughters are the importance of helping others and giving back, as well as a love of travel and new learning experiences. With that in mind, and after further conversation with Shorecrest, the decision was made to provide support to cover the expenses for a high school student's national or international service trip that, due to the expense, they may not be able to attend otherwise.

The inaugural student recipient of this award traveled with fellow students to New Orleans in March 2017, where Chargers partnered with a local non-profit to perform service in areas like tornado relief, environmental restoration, school renovation and neighborhood beautification. While 11 years have passed since Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, damage still remains. The trip to New Orleans is just one of many service trips that take place during the Upper School Service Week as part of the school’s commitment to student service and community engagement.
Olivia Segalman
Alumni, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement & Events
Laina Bennett Coburn
Associate Director of Advancement for Shorecrest Fund & Giving Programs
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Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

Privacy Policy | Faculty

Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Shorecrest acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School, 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please refer to the School’s Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR.