Annual Giving

Annual Giving: STA Students

Annual Giving supports every student every day. Here Lower Schoolers head to chapel in the Little Sanctuary.

Annual Giving

Goal: To strengthen St. Albans’ core fundraising program, which provides immediate budgetary support to ensure that students and faculty have the resources they need to excel in and beyond the classroom. $13.5 million

Every Teacher, Every Student, Every Day

Tuition provides only 75% of the true cost of a St. Albans education; contributions to Annual Giving (AG) and draw from the endowment make up the balance, which is approximately $10,000 per student in 2015-16. In this way, AG directly supports teachers and learners each and every day.

Gifts to AG help to provide scholarships and financial aid to talented students, update laboratory equipment and classroom technology, support faculty initiatives and salaries, and much, much more.

Annual Giving, because it’s unrestricted, provides St. Albans with powerful financial flexibility to meet core commitments and support new initiatives, creating a “margin for excellence” that ensures students will continue to receive an unparalleled educational experience.

 

“Annual Giving helps sustain the amazing sense of community at St. Albans by ensuring that the School will continue to attract and retain exceptional faculty and staff, offer a wide range of curriculum choices, and welcome a diverse and talented student body.”

—Ellen Jakovic, Current Parent

Annual Giving Builds Community

Since 1952, the St. Albans community—current parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends—has come together to raise the funds needed to sustain excellence at the School. For the past decade, Annual Giving has provided more than $2 million a year. In 2014-15, 2,852 donors (a remarkable 94% of current families and 44% of alumni) contributed, allowing STA to strengthen its commitment to excellence in classroom teaching and learning, and addressing the financial need of all students.

Annual Giving and the STRIVE Campaign

Over the life of the STRIVE Campaign, the goal of Annual Giving is to expand St. Albans’ core fundraising program to a new level of sustained, unrestricted support, with increased participation by all constituencies. By making a gift to Annual Giving, every member of the School community has the opportunity to contribute to the STRIVE Campaign.

“After seven years at St. Albans, I am proud to call the School a second home. As I depart for college, my St. Albans classmates, my teachers, and my close friends make up a family that I will never forget and will always love. Graduating has opened so many doors for me, but my roots are firmly set in St. Albans’ soil.”

—Reed Srere ’13

Contact the Annual Giving Office

Dave Steadman

Executive Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
202-537-5687
dsteadman@cathedral.org

Bobby Cpin

Associate Director of Annual Giving and Reunion Giving
202-537-5682
bcpin@cathedral.org

Kavon Akhtar

Associate Director of Annual Giving
202-537-6409
kakhtar@cathedral.org