Broadwater Academy, like all independent schools, depends on fundraising to bridge the gap between the revenue generated in tuition and fees and the actual cost of running the school. Broadwater relies, in part, on three main sources of funding to help make up the difference:
1) The Annual Fund: This is the annual giving campaign where
Broadwater asks (either by letter, phone, or in person) its community of supporters (parents, alumni, staff, grandparents, etc.) to make a donation to the school. These contributions can be directed to areas of the school’s operations that most interest the donor; for example, academic programs, arts, athletics, scholarships, etc., and are tax-deductible. The Annual Fund campaign kicks off each September; however, donations maybe be made at anytime. Our fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30, and Annual Fund donors are recognized in our Annual Report.
In addition to providing needed operating dollars, the Annual Fund is a strong indicator of the school support and plays an vital role in Broadwater’s ability to secure grant funding and in its peer rankings. And, while dollar amounts are important, equally, if not more important are the levels of participation. We seek annually to have 100% participation from our Board of Trustees and Faculty/Staff, and hope to increase our parent and alumni giving levels this year.
2) Innisbrook Fundraiser: This school-wide (Pre-K through Grade 12) “product” fundraising event will take the place of the annual magazine drive this year. In addition, it will be the only “product” fundraiser held. The drive will run October 8—22 and all the proceeds will be used to support classroom/instructional expenses.
3) Gala: This annual special event and auction held in the Hall Center is sponsored by the Board of Trustees and usually occurs in March. The tentative date for next year’s Gala is March 12. Volunteers are always needed to help organize this fun Broadwater tradition.
If you would like more information about making a donation to Broadwater or volunteering to help with one of our fundraising events, please contact:
Director of Development
442-9041 x 125