A culture of giving is at the heart of a great educational institution.
Just as we ask our students to engage in their experience here at Seacrest, we also ask each member of our community to play an active role in delivering our mission. Because independent schools such as Seacrest operate without government funds, it is important to raise additional money each year, apart from tuition, to continue offering our students an exceptional learning environment. In addition to tuition, parents, alumni, grandparents, friends, community partners and outside constituents are asked to invest in the growth and enhancement of Seacrest through annual giving and special events.
We ask you to make annual giving to Seacrest's Annual Fund a top philanthropic priority each year. Gifts to the Annual Fund support Seacrest’s operating budget, ensuring our students continue to receive an educational experience that will prepare them for the future. To learn more about the Seacrest Annual Fund, why you should give, and the impact your gift makes, visit The Annual Fund page.
Making your gift to Seacrest is easy. We graciously accept:
- Cash, check, or credit card donations
- Wire Transfers
- Matching Gifts
- Appreciated Securities – This is a popular alternative way to give a cash gift because it avoids capital gains tax on securities held long-term and provides an income tax deduction equal to the fair-market value at the date of transfer. If you would like to use this option, please contact Heather Moore, email@example.com.
Your charitable and tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Fund supports faculty and staff salaries, professional development, programs, campus maintenance and improvements, tuition assistance and more. We are grateful for your support!
In addition to monetary gifts, our active parent body graciously gives their time to a number of activities and events on campus. Seacrest would not be the inclusive and exciting community it is without the participation of our families in the lives of their children and the life of our school. The information below will help introduce you to some of the inherent differences and the particular responsibilities of independent school parents.
Your support of the Seacrest Fund has an immediate impact on our students, faculty, and programs. This effort is instrumental in allowing us to live and fullfill our mission.
Steven Caruso Head of School
Frequently Unasked Questions
Why an Annual Fund?
WHY NOT JUST RAISE TUITION?
If we raised our tuition to fully cover our operating costs, we would price ourselves higher than other independent and private schools in the area and beyond the means of many Seacrest families. In addition, your gifts to the Seacrest Fund are tax-deductible, while tuition is not.
WHY GIVE IN THE FALL?
While we can support the Seacrest Fund all year long, a gift you make in the fall allows us to use those dollars in the current school year to fund programs and educational experiences that will benefit your children today.
WHY DOES 100% PARTICIPATION MATTER?
Healthy Annual Funds help create healthy schools. Seacrest’s Annual Fund is an effort by the entire community to support the people and programs that make Seacrest unique. We continually have 100% participation from our faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and teachers. Our goal this year is 100% participation at any level from all of our families. Your gift, large or small, honors Seacrest’s history and builds the future for our students for generations to come.
Levels of Giving
$100,000 and Up
$50,000 - $99,999
$25,000 - $49,999
Head of School Society
$5,000 - $24,999
FRIENDS OF SEACREST
$1,983 - $4,999
Up to $1,982