The Annual Fund is an unrestricted fund made up of donations from La Pietra’s supporters. It helps the school address present needs and immediate priorities to help to fulfill its vision and commitment.
It works in many different ways, funding things such as:
- Student Curriculum resources
- Student technology upgrades
- Student field trips
- Athletics and Art programs
- Much more
While tuition revenue does cover some of the school’s expenses, it doesn’t cover everything. The school’s budget comes from three primary sources: tuition revenue, endowment proceeds, and Annual Fund donations. Tuition alone covers about 69% of the cost of educating each child. Like every private school, La Pietra fills that gap from gifts to the Annual Fund.
We are proud to report that for four years in a row, our faculty and staff and Board of Trustees have 100% participation rates in the Annual Fund. In the past three years, the rate of participation by parents has increased dramatically, from 15% in 2008-09 to 56% in 2010-11.
Click here to make a gift to the Annual Fund.