The Annual Fund
Help us reach our goal!
The Structure and Role of the Annual Fund
Every independent school has an Annual Fund. It is an essential part of keeping independent schools alive in the modern world.
Each Fall, we launch our “Annual Fund Campaign,” seeking donations to support the programs and needs of the school. We set a target for this campaign, which bridges the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating our students. We strive for 100% participation of all families, because it is that high participation rate that strengthens our case when we work with major donors or local foundations.
Major donors are more supportive, when they see that all of our families are also committed to the cause of supporting Palm Valley as an independent school. Small donations count, and that is one reason we have set up our new Monthly Supporter Club, where you can donate less than a dollar a day, but still help us to reach that 100% participation rate.
Can you help us with a modest monthly donation?
Other Ways to Give
The Annual Firebird Gala is one of the most exciting events of the year. This evening of dining, dancing and auctioneering is the one time that all of our parents gather to celebrate the community they have built.
Grandparents have a special relationship with grandchildren. Among the most important relationships we have, the love that grandchildren share with their grandparents is profound. Free from the pressure to raise and provide for a family, grandparents often give the quiet nurturing and special attention that children need.
Join our Monthly Supporters Club, where for only a dollar per day, you can help Palm Valley reach its goal of 100% participation.
Every morning, we hold a school assembly at the Lower School. During this time, our students make the important announcements for the day. We are teaching them public speaking, leadership and poise. The kids are not letting us down, but our sound equipment is letting them down.
Outside of winning the lottery, Palm Valley’s Free Tuition Raffle is one of the most exciting raffles a person can enter. Parents (or grandparents) can purchase tickets on behalf of a student.