WHAT IS THE ANNUAL FUND?
Designed to kick off each fall, the Annual Fund raises unrestricted gifts to support the annual operating budget, which includes instructional materials, program support, equipment and technology, professional development, and facility maintenance. As is the "norm" for most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Tuition covers approximately 90 percent of the school's operating expenses. The other 10 percent is made up through tax-deductible charitable giving.
It takes a combination of tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that an independent school education offers: small classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional exploratory offerings, an unapologetically Christian environment, just to name a few. Charitable gifts are necessary to help sustain and expand the mission.
Last year’s 2019-2020 parent participation response was overwhelming positive, with 88 percent parent participation and more than $600,000.00 raised for Annual Fund – thank you! This year’s 2020-2021 campaign will once again be blitz style, beginning September 14 through September 18 - JUST 5 DAYS – that’s it! You can be an early bird, and help us get a running start!
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Click above to WATCH THE VIDEO about how Annual Fund helps our people go further.
*Note: Video was created with student activity footage both pre- and post-COVID.
Supporting Students During a Pandemic
Gifts to Annual Fund allow the school to be flexible in unexpected situations such as the coronavirus pandemic. Unrestricted Annual Fund contributions helped MPCS prepare for a safe return to campus with initiatives such as the Synexis biodefense air filtration system, new classroom camera technology for synchronous learning, enhanced sanitization measures, PPE, and more. Thank you for considering a gift to MPCS.