Fall Giving Campaign Begins

Now is the time to make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution to the school!

The Fall Giving Campaign is a crucial component of the St. Stephen’s Academy Annual FuJohn Breckenridge, Headmasternd. Over the last five years our school has more than doubled in size and much more importantly, become a leader in this community. We are now known as one of the leading K-12 classical Christian schools in the Northwest, and our curriculum and instruction are making a real difference in the lives of your students. Simultaneously, we have been able to expand our facilities and academic and extracurricular programs. Our 100 Year School is taking shape, and it is humbling to see what is happening.

In just the last year we have made many significant financial investments in order to be the very best school possible. We have:
– Hired our first ever Grammar School Principal who is fostering a beautiful culture and learning environment for our youngest students.
– Brought in a new, fantastic Dean of Academics who is refining and developing our academic program and inspiring our teachers to reach their maximum potential.
– Secured the services of our second full-time science teacher in order to make sure we reach our fullest potential in this critical field.
– Increased our teacher pay significantly so that these professional and dedicated servants, on average, enjoyed a 7% pay increase.
– Launched electives for Upper School students.
– Established a boys and girls high school basketball program.

St. Stephen’s Academy is in a growth mode, and we are seeing tremendous development in every area we measure: academic achievement, programmatic excellence, attraction of excellent faculty and families, to name just a few. We cannot pay for these improvements only through tuition and fees. We need the continued generosity of our donors. We need your support.

Our Fall Giving Campaign takes place from November 11 through December 31, 2016. We are asking you to participate with us again this year in order to help us continue to support these and other investments we’ve made. Last year, your generosity was truly wonderful, and our Campaign brought in over $110,000. We hope to exceed that number this year.

Fall Giving Campaign contributions will go toward our Annual Fund goal of $250,000. Our other Annual Fund efforts are our Auction and Scholarship Golf Tournament in the spring.

Your Board and Administration and have already pledged $50,000 towards the Campaign.

One generous donor has pledged $10,000 in matching funds. These funds will match gifts of $500 or greater; $500 becomes $1,000 to the school; $1,000 becomes $2,000; etc.

You may be able to maximize your donation to the school through an employer matching program. Please check our list of known matching employers at: ststephensacademy.com/matching_gift/. If your company isn’t listed, check with your HR department before making a donation.

Over the coming weeks please prayerfully consider what level of giving is appropriate for you in our 2016 Fall Giving Campaign and participate as you feel led. Thank you.

Sincerely in Christ,

John S. Breckenridge
Headmaster

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