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At Shorecrest we are building a legacy of inclusive, innovative and transformational education. Since 1923, our graduates have taken the lessons they learned at Shorecrest to effect change in their communities -- locally and globally.
Support for Shorecrest comes from the Shorecrest Fund, capital giving, endowed giving and legacy giving. Understanding the urgency and necessity to support an extraordinary education, parents, alumni, and friends lead the charge in laying a foundation of success for our students of today and tomorrow.
OUR GIVING PRIORITIES
The Shorecrest Board, administration, faculty, staff and school community are committed to the following priorities:
- Culture and Community
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Innovation in Teaching and Learning
- Student Success and Wellbeing
- Financial Equilibrium, Affordability and Sustainability
Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest.
Shorecrest Preparatory School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation as defined by the IRS, which means that all gifts to Shorecrest are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Visit the IRS website for more information.
The Shorecrest Fund is our main fundraising priority. Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are designed to help cover the current year’s anticipated operating expenses, while also providing for immediate needs and new opportunities as they arise.
The Shorecrest Fund supports the schools programmatic needs, whereas Capital Giving funds building of new facilities and renovation of current spaces.
Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are unrestricted - which allows the School the flexibility to spend in areas we need it most.
Capital Gifts are often restricted to a specific project or purpose within a given campaign.
The average gift to the Shorecrest Fund is $500 whereas the average gift to our most recent campaign is $30,000.
Costs not covered by tuition include plant replacement, renewal and special maintenance, new/enhanced technology, updated equipment, replacement furniture and fixtures, upgrades to infrastructure, new facilities, and interest on debt and leases. If tuition were required to cover the entire cost of operating the school, tuition would need to be about $800 higher per child. That gap is covered by philanthropic giving and revenue from auxiliary programs.
In the fall community members will receive a brochure and emails explaining how to give to the Shorecrest Fund. Also in the fall, parent volunteers make personal phone calls to answer questions and inspire philanthropic support.
The Giving Days and the Phonathon are great opportunities to show your support to Shorecrest!
Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are all unrestricted. However, you can give in celebration of the people or programs that inspired your philanthropic support. If you are interested in discussing other restricted gift options, please contact Michael Gillis.
As is the case with most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Philanthropic gifts to the Shorecrest Fund cover the difference and allow the school to:
Your philanthropic support is more important than ever before. Our ability to quickly transition to flexible learning, provide essential technology, offer professional development to our teachers and provide additional financial aid for families are all supported by the Shorecrest Fund.
Learn more about ways to give to Shorecrest here.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts can sometimes double, or even triple, the impact your gift makes to the Shorecrest Fund!
Please contact your employer's Human Resources department for more information and to receive matching gift forms.
Shorecrest awards tuition assistance based on the family’s estimated need as determined by a third party administrator (School & Student Services), the school’s current financial aid budget, and the overall enrollment of the school. Families may apply online at https://sssbynais.force.com/familyportal/FamilyLogin by completing the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You will need your 2018 tax return and 2019 W-2. Click here for a guide through the application process.
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