Broadwater Academy, like most 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:
The Viking 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.
Throughout the year the Broadwater Community hosts special events to raise friends and funds for the school These events include an annual Homecoming Oyster Roast in the fall and a Shoe Golf Tournament in the spring.
In conjunction with our Shoe Golf Tournament, Broadwater holds a 2-week long online auction to raise money for the school.
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