Annual Fund FAQ
Why did Assumption School choose to do an annual fund for fundraising?
We pay tuition - Why do we need to fundraise? Why not raise the tuition rates?
Assumption School tuition only covers approximately 80% of the full cost to educate each student. Fundraising efforts help to bridge the gap to ensure that the innovative curriculum and extra curricular programs can continue and expand.
Some highlights that fundraising efforts have provided in the recent years:
- Spanish program
- Maker's space
- Upgraded technology to support hybrid learning
- Updated playground
Continued fundraising will make a significant impact to Assumption School, it's faculty and every student who attends. You can learn more about those impacts here.
If tuition was raised to meet all the costs associated with educating each student, we would lose valuable students from our school and community. To ensure that we follow our mission of providing a diverse and inclusive environment for our students to learn, we will continue to meet budget demands through tuition and charitable giving.
Why is 100% school community participation important?
100% participation is an affirmation - a signal that our community is dedicated to our students, faculty and mission. The annual fund participation rate is also a benchmark that is utilized by charitable foundations and grant institutions to determine whether or not to provide schools with funding. We sincerely appreciate each gift and the spirit that such generosity fosters in our community.
Multiple individuals are planning to donate on our student(s) behalf, how is it all tracked?
It is wonderful when the extended family, friends and community of our students want to support our school! If a donor would like to make a donation in the name of a specific student or family, they can enter that information in the description field when making the donation. We will track behind the scenes all the donations made in the name of each family.
Why is the deadline for donations at the end of April?
Receiving Annual Fund gifts and donations by the end of April allows us to predict next year's total financial support and set the budget accordingly.
What ways are there to donate?
Donation can be made through the online payment portal HERE.
Donations can also be mailed or brought to Assumption School.
- Please make the check out to 'Assumption PTG"
- Please make a notation of "Together We Can Fund"
- If applicable, please note the family name the donation is sponsoring
Assumption School Address: 1851 136th Ave, San Leandro 94578
If any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Assumption School Tax ID 94-2603999