Endowed gifts become a permanent part of the School’s legacy, securing Shorecrest’s financial health in perpetuity. Unlike annual contributions to the Shorecrest Fund, the principal amount of an endowed gift remains untouched while the investment income may be used for strategic priorities within the School.
The BOLT Fund was anonymously established in 2021 to provide tuition assistance for a deserving Charger with an emphasis on academic excellence.
The Bridge Fund was established in 2021 by alumni parents, Dottie and John Fischer, to provide tuition assistance for a deserving student and celebrates the life-changing Shorecrest experience and the lasting connections within the St. Petersburg community. Funds were provided in celebration of their daughter's Shorecrest experience (Kristin Fischer ‘05.)
DORIS AND DONNA FRIENDSHIP FUND
The first of its kind, the Doris and Donna Friendship Fund was established in 2020 by an Alumni family, Tara '96 and Cory Gaffney '95, to provide financial aid assistance for a deserving student to celebrate lasting friendships.
Janet G. Root State of the Arts Endowment
The Janet G. Root State of the Arts Endowment was established in 2015 for the sole purpose of providing funds to maintain the interior of the theater and art gallery, including but not limited to refurbishment, repair or renovation of the existing seating, carpet, interior fixed furniture or fixtures; or expansion of the seating capacity or stage area.
The Pyxis Fund was anonymously established in 2022, to provide support for compelling Middle School programming at Shorecrest for years to come, allowing the Middle School faculty and staff to reimagine how to help students navigate life in middle school.
THE ROSS ROEDER INSTITUTE
An endowment gift that established the Ross Roeder Institute for Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship (RRI). Established in 2023 by Jan & Craig Sher, and Mary Anne Reilly, this institute for business, economics and entrepreneurship also includes the first endowed faculty chair position with the vision that this faculty member will teach while also implementing a schoolwide program in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Upper School Ancillary Fund
Established anonymously in 2006, the Upper School Ancillary Fund is an endowment to provide funding for non-tuition based expenses to students receiving financial aid in the Upper School at Shorecrest. In creating this endowment, the donors wanted to ensure that financially needy students could fully participate in the life of Shorecrest during their high school years.