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.
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 12% 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 five giving days, including the Phonathon, are a great opportunity to show your support to Shorecrest. These dates include:
Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are all unrestricted. This year, you can give in celebration of the program(s) that inspired your philanthropic support. Throughout the year, there will be five giving days highlighting the School's programmatic needs:
October 15 - Academic Excellence
November 12 - Athletics
January 21 - Innovation and Technology
March 18 - Visual and Performing Arts
April 15 - Community and Service Learning
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:
Keep tuition rates low while providing donors ways to receive a deduction on their income tax to full extent of the law.
Offer the financial aid that supports a diverse student body.
Provide students the best educational opportunities possible.
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.
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.
The Board of Trustees has determined the need to pause Transform and delay the planned construction of the second floor of Charger Commons and renovation of the Raymund Arts & Media Center. We intend to complete these projects when economic conditions improve. The pause in construction does not mean philanthropic gifts to Transform are no longer necessary.
Yes. Shorecrest applied for and received $1.88 million in funds from the Small Business Administration per the CARES Act. These funds will be used for the sole purpose of paying faculty and staff, thus preserving jobs in the face of the uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shorecrest is 88% tuition driven. Changes in enrollment will have a direct impact on the faculty and staff at Shorecrest.
Shorecrest has experienced uncertainty in the school’s finances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The school has lost revenue for after school clubs, extended day programs, and summer camps as well as refunding families for field trips and other events that did not occur due to the Governor’s order to close the campus. There has been an increased need for financial assistance. There has been a decline in contributions and fundraising has been put on pause. The school has had increased costs for cleaning and safety supplies, as well as the need to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for faculty and staff. The costs for cleaning services are expected to be much greater in the coming year to meet health and safety standards. Cash collections have declined and accounts receivable have increased compared to the prior year. Enrollment, due to the current economic conditions, is uncertain and enrollment drives the budget.
Over the course of the year we will highlight some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have provided the Shorecrest community with their time, talent and/or financial support. Today’s Contributing Charger is Jennifer Nguyen, a Lower School parent of Jocelyn A '33.
Today’s Contributing Charger is Tom Richmond, a Lower School parent of Enzo ’28. He is a very active parent volunteer, this year’s Fall Festival Co-Chair, and a supporter of Two Funds. One Mission. Tom and his wife, Elizabeth, contribute to the Shorecrest community because they believe that investing their time and talent will help their child as well as current and future students of Shorecrest.
Lila and Brenton Ross, parents of Experiential and Lower School students, are grateful for Shorecrest and that their children love learning much as they do! The Ross family contributes to Two Funds. One Mission. because they experienced firsthand that Shorecrest is more than a school, it is a family, and they want to give back and support the people and children who make up the Shorecrest community.
Today’s Contributing Charger is Alex Lavoie, a Lower School parent of Ryan ’32. He is a volunteer with Parent Ambassador Campus Tours, an Advancement Committee member, Fall Festival Co-Chair, and a supporter of Two Funds. One Mission. Alex and his wife, Kori Locicero, contribute to the Shorecrest community because they feel that the success and outcome of the school invariably come down to the people involved. With the support of our exceptionally talented and generous families, there's nothing Shorecrest can't accomplish!
Today’s Contributing Chargers, Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith, are the parents of Upper School students Athena ’22 and Sophia ’24. Both Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith are professors and have a passion for education. For this reason and more, they choose to support the students, teachers, and families of Shorecrest by giving to Two Funds. One Mission.
Today’s Contributing Chargers are the Mantooth siblings. Beth Mantooth, Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant and former Experiential School Teacher, believes in helping her children find organizations where their own savings and belongings can make a real difference in the lives of others. By giving of themselves, they can experience the joy of helping others. And hopefully, that experience makes them lifelong givers. Brailee '29 and Rigsby '31 Mantooth chose to give to Transform so they could be a part of the completion of our new space so their specials teachers will have beautiful spaces in which to teach them.
by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
Today’s Contributing Chargers are Amy and Lee Friedman, donors to the school’s Annual Fund and Transform Campaign. Amy and Lee are parents to four children, and their youngest daughter, Jenna is in fifth grade. The Friedmans have found a deep sense of community here at Shorecrest. They contributed to Shorecrest because of the support they received from the community in a time of need.
Over the course of the year we will be highlighting some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have participated in Two Funds. One Mission., and sharing their stories of why they gave. Today’s Contributing Chargers, Sue Shin ‘94 and Daniel Kim, are a returning family to our community.
Over the course of the year we will be highlighting some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have participated in Two Funds. One Mission., and sharing their stories of why they gave. Today’s Contributing Chargers, Steve Wilcox and Thuy La, are new to the community and after only a few short weeks, knew why they wanted to take part.
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.
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