On a practical level, the Annual Fund provides resources for important yearly priorities including:
- Professional development for faculty & staff
- Tuition assistance funding
- Programmatic and facility upgrades
In 2018-2019, our faculty members were able to attend over 45 conferences and bring those trainings right back into the classroom. We launched our Sixth Grade boat-building program for the second year in a row. We added cross-country as a sports option. One quarter of our families received the tuition assistance they needed to make an SPS education a reality. And the list goes on. Tuition and endowment revenue alone do not provide the funds necessary to cover the costs associated with supporting these opportunities for development. Without the financial flexibility provided by the Annual Fund, these additions would become question marks and maybes as opposed to a resounding “yes”.