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Giving

Annual Giving

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
  • FACTS account
  • 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 Eva Aspegren, Director of Development at easpegren@seacrest.org .

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.

The Annual Fund

An annual fund at most private, independent schools serves as the foundation of giving. Each year, schools rely on unrestricted annual fund contributions to provide special resources for students and faculty that support educational initiatives not covered by tuition alone.

Seacrest Country Day School’s Annual Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority each year because it directly supports the school’s mission and shows our dedication to our greatest assets – amazing students and outstanding teachers.

Make your gift to the Seacrest Annual Fund today to make a difference!

The unrestricted funds raised each academic year enable Seacrest to:

  • Provide outstanding, creative, unique and excellent academic education focusing on relevant foundational skills, hands-on projects, inquiry-based learning and creative problem solving.
  • Attract and retain dedicated, passionate and highly-skilled teachers who are involved in all aspects of our students’ life including sports, clubs, after-school programs, advisory, leadership and mentor support.
  • Offer small class sizes, mixed-grade project experiences, cross-curricular integration and one-on-one attention.
  • Deliver inspiring, hands-on and meaningful learning experiences that involve students, teachers, community partners, and often parents, too.
  • Create dynamic and unique programs including all-school creative inquiry projects on current and relevant issues (such as red tide and water quality in Southwest Florida, or our national award-winning Robotics program)
  • Combine fine arts, creative and visual arts, performing arts and digital arts and technology into a one-of a kind Art Program that delivers student-driven projects such as our annual Fashion Show, Jamfest Talent Show, Art in the Park, Sidewalk Chalk Art, Middle and Upper School musicals, holiday concerts and more.
  • Develop multi-curricular athletes in our unique Athletics program that focuses on a balanced approach to academics and sports, team and individual development, and leadership development.
  • Enable access to and inclusion of a growing family of mission-appropriate students through our robust tuition assistance program
  • Maintain a welcoming, clean, spacious, friendly and vibrant campus and grounds– a home away from home for our students, teachers, staff and families and our community.

The Annual Fund enables Seacrest to sustain our current offerings as well as continually build for the future and ensure our legacy.

The Seacrest Annual Fund is open to receive gifts throughout the academic year (July 1-June 30). Make your gift today to make a difference!

Volunteering

A truly inclusive community, Seacrest derives its strength from the people who comprise our family. The generosity of our community through monetary donations and through the gift of volunteerism enables us to continue to offer a unique education that can only be found at Seacrest. Parents are encouraged to be present on campus, and are given many opportunities to volunteer in and out of the classroom. In addition to assisting with special events, the Seacrest Parent Association is a great resource for parents wanting to contribute to their child's school.

Special Events

Seacrest hosts two major fundraisers throughout the year- the Auction and the Stingray Golf Tournament. Celebrate Seacrest-Annual Auction is an exciting event designed to bring together our community in one evening of fun, in support of our School. A live and silent auction, fund a need, sponsorships, donations and ticket sales are ways in which families, individuals and businesses can participate.

The Stingray Golf Tournament is the athletic department's primary fundraiser. Held each year at a beautiful course in Naples, the tournament raises money to support our student-athletes and coaches.

End of Year Giving

Make your year-end, tax-deductible gift to Seacrest Country Day School, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and make a lifelong impact on in the lives of our students, teachers and mission-driven institution!

View the 2016-2017 Annual Report (included in the Seacrest Magazine).

Capital Giving

Occasionally Seacrest may embark on a capital campaign, asking parents to make a restricted gift to the building or renovating of facilities. Capital campaigns are exciting times for the school as strategic campus planning is realized and achieved, offering our students better and more up-to-date spaces and resources to learn. In addition to the Annual Fund, parents are encouraged to participate in capital giving for each year of the campaign.

Planned Giving

Supporters of Seacrest Country Day School can choose to plan their giving through recurring gifts or legacy giving. Recurring gifts are an easy and convenient way of establishing your annual fund gift for multiple years. The Development Office will work with you to provide Seacrest with a reliable source of funding year after year.

Legacy gifts are the ultimate dedication to our school. Planned giving involves providing for Seacrest in your financial and estate plans. Bequests, trusts, retirement fund gifts, life insurance, real estate and stock are all mediums in which planned gifts can be made.

Restricted Giving

A restricted gift is a donation of money, goods or services directed to a specific area or for a specific purpose, outside of the operating budget. This includes scholarship, equipment or materials, and more. If you are interested in making a restricted gift, contact Eva Aspegren, Director of Development at easpegren@seacrest.org.

Corporate Match Gifts

Many corporations sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by the employee. These programs are a great way for companies to support education and a chance for your gift to be doubled, or even tripled. If you have questions regarding corporate match gifts, contact Eva Aspegren, Director of Development at easpegren@seacrest.org.



MAKE YOUR GIFT

Thank You to Our
2018-2019 Donors

Seacrest Country Day School celebrates the generosity of each of our donors who supported our students with a philanthropic gift during the 2018-2019 school year. The unwavering generosity of our donors is an investment in each and every student and allows us to deliver Seacrest’s transformative learning experience. We are grateful to our donors for their contribution!

Total Giving Circles
Donors are listed by their total contribution to Seacrest during the 2018-19 academic year. These contributions may include gifts made to the Seacrest Annual Fund, the Seacrest Annual Auction, specific programs, departments and events.

Legacy Circle - $50,000+
Stingrays Circle - $25,000+
Trustees Circle - $10,000+
Leadership Lane Circle - $5,000+
Founders Circle - $1,983+
Blue and Green Circle - $500+
Friends Circle - Up to $499

As an independent school, we depend on donations to the Seacrest Annual Fund to close the gap between tuition and operating costs and support virtually every area of school life including the arts, music, theater, athletics, science, student passion projects and programs, classroom supplies, class plays, special events, and tuition assistance. Contributions range from $100 to $100,000 and are from current parents as well as faculty and staff, board members, past parents, grandparents, alumni, businesses, corporate matches to employee contributions, and family foundations. Donations can be made at one time or on a monthly basis. No gift is too small, and every gift counts.

We thank the following donors:

Legacy Circle - $50,000+
Steven P. and Jane G. Akin Fund
ANONYMOUS (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ilitch*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murray
Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Paz*
The Carlo Thomas Cecchini Family

 

Stingray Circle - $25,000+
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Akin
Gaetano Cecchini and Ligdania Suarez
Farrow Family
The John Michael Paz Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John Worthington

 

Trustee Circle - $10,000+
Bellestri Family*
Dr. Joel and Janelle Bohemier*
Monaco Clay ’10
Corinthian International Foundation
FineMark National Bank & Trust
Mrs. Carol Hastings and Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald
David and Debra Huber
Dennis Kuester
The National Sunshine Foundation, Inc.
Michael and Nancy O'Hara
Mr. and Mrs. John Schmieding*
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sladick
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Wasmer Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wasmer*
Tom and Alana Wriggins*

 

Leadership Lane Circle - $5,000+
Kyla G. Akin Fund
Ella Bay Brokerage, LLC
Ella Bay Transport, LLC
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
John Bridgers, Jr. and Soofia Khan*
Covelli Development Group
John and Paula Covelli*
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Erickson
Florida Power and Light Company
Dan Menelly
Metzger Family Charitable Fund*
Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy*
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Schott
Nicole Sebes*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sebes
Wells Fargo Foundation

 

Founders Circle - $1,983+
A Better Life Chiropractic/Dr. Deanna Barbaro*
Anonymous (1)
Arthrex
Bozarth Family*
Broader Family*
Steven and Pamela Caruso*
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cauchon*
Community Foundation of Collier County
Counts Family*
Crespo Family*
Dr. Richard and Kyla de Asla*
Florida Wood Window & Door/Andersen Window
Foundation for Community Driven Innovation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gill
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hilton*
Mr. James Hunt and Dr. Catherine Little-Hunt*
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones
Leithauser Family*
Andrew and Megan Miller*
Glenn and Denise Miller*
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation
Joyce and Bill O'Meara
Mr. Don Prischak and Ms. Jennifer Holien*
Riley Family*
Roof Revolution/Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Hanks*
Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw
Silverio & Hall, P.A.
Unlimited Materials Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. D. John Watson

 

Blue and Green Circle - $500+
Ms. Jane Abu
AK Collection LLC
Dr. Larry and Tracey Albert*
Anonymous (4)
Eva Aspegren*
Jo Ellen Atkinson Fund
Audrey Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayer, Jr.*
Bender Family*
The Boat House
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boreham*
Brandt Family*
C. E. Brehm Foundation
Bruton Family*
Byrom Family*
The Caleel Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Brenda Canada
Chris Celano ’10
Chick-Fil-A
Lori Collar*
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cross*
Mr. and Mrs. Panache Jan Desai*
Erin Duffy
Dynamic Seawall Maintenance System, Inc.
Eckhardt Family*
Fast Radios, Inc.
Jay and Anne Feldman*
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fischer*
Florida Elite Basketball
Gartner, Inc.
Randal Getman and Todd Livingood
Giallombardo-Theel Family*
Dr. Barrett Ginsberg and Dr. SuzanaTanimoto-Ginsberg*
Mr. Shawn Goff and Mrs. Courtney Jolly Goff*
Grilo Family*
Harmon-Meek Gallery
B. Noel Harrington
Hopfinger Family*
Inovalis USA, LLC
Florida Everblades
Jones Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Timo Khammash*
Obayedur Khan, MD and Salma Khan*
Edmond Koester and Taber Tagliasacchi*
Kruk Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Kuester
Lands' End Inc.
David and Jennifer LeMay
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lingsch*
Longo Family*
Diana Macián, MD*
Miguel and Cynthia Madariaga*
Manierre Family*
Douglas Meester
Debra Merwin
Stuart and Stephanie Miller*
Mitchell and Karen Minges
Tom and Robin Mizwa*
Nassif Family*
Newsome Family
Jake Noch ’18
Pash Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Phelan*
Plumb Family*
Glenn and Lynne Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Prue
Purtle Family*
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Caroline and Bill Richards*
Will and Teresa Rucker*
Savoretti ’11 Family
Shea's Lansdowne Street on 5th Avenue/Mr. Aaron Schimmel*
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Schmieding
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Schott
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snyder*
Ashley and Anthony Solomon*
South Breeze Day Camp
Swisstech Machinery
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Starkey
Timmerman Family*
Rikki Townsend ’12
Tronnier Family*
Tucker Family*
Turner Family*
Jason and Nicole Vishio*
Walden Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Wallace*
Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Weingartt
David and Karen Wilkinson
Mr. and Mrs. John Wimsatt*
Mireille Zappulla*

 

Friends Circle – Up to $499
Affordable PetCare Hospital/Dr. Risa Moore*
Michelle Alfrey*
Shaelea Alvarez ’04*
AmazonSmile
Owen and Izzy Ambrose
Mrs. Nancy Amos
Lisa Andreacchio*
Anonymous (9)
Kevin Aspegren*
Ron and Julie Aspegren
Milena Ayala
Azimuth Technology, LLC (AZT)
Barbara Barton
Julia Basile ’16
Laura Joan Bates ’08
Andy Beights
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Belisle*
Sean Bennett and Amyrose LoMele
Jesse and Sandy Bernstein
Rebecca Best
Julie Bigelow
Pete and Lorie Bitzel, Jr.*
Jeff and Jennifer Bluestein*
Nicholas Bodell ’08
Kat Boll ’12
Bill and Lisa Bonello*
Dr. Joseph Bord and Ms. Nicole Luna
Brett Boreham ’15
Haley Bossart ’16
Bill and Maryzoe Bowden
Rachel Bowden ’10
Box Tops Education
Brown Family*
Doug and Debra Brown*
Trey Brown ’15
Angela Brown-Burchett
Jessica Bryant ’08
Emily Budd ’05
Ryan and Emily Bullens
Blake Burchett ’16
Dylan Burchett ’11
Tyler Burchett ’14
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Burden*
Katie Burns ’11
Cameron Buxton ’15
Café Nutrients
Caprioni Family*
Bill Carufe
Cassano Family*
Ms. Deanna Celano
David and Danielle Cepero*
Brunes Charles ’10
Madison Cilk ’16
Courtney Clark ’14
Alison Clayton*
Megan Clayton*
Coca Cola USA
Justin Coker ’17
Mr. Jeffrey Crown
Crystal Clear Management, LLC
Cueto Family*
Calvin Curvin ’10
Jeanette Curvin
David and Claudia D'Alessandro*
Jerry and Terry Dalton
Patchi Daugherty*
Elizabeth Davis ’17
Tori Davis ’15
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dawid
Anthony DeLuca and Lynné Buxton*
Thomas DeMarchi*
Chelsea DeRose ’10
Bennie DeSalvo ’10
Bill and Jodie DeSalvo
Señor Dial
DiNorcia Family*
Donato DiNorcia ’13
Matthew DiNorcia ’17
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Duke
Kerrie Durham ’12
Marty Durham
Trevor Durham ’08
Earnest Family*
Jason and Meghan Easterly*
Dominic Egan ’15
Karen Eldred
Carol Emerton
Michelle M. English
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Farese
Lisa A. Federico\
Adam Feins ’19
Anna Feins ’15
Elizabeth Feins ’13
Jonathan and Amy Feins*
Oliver Feins ’15
Catherine Flanagan ’00
Foley Family*
Michael Foor ’10
Foster Parent Co-op of SWFL, Inc.
Frizza Family*
Mr. Eric Fuller
Madison Galligan ’12
Susan Garwood
Owen Gemmer ’15
Brenda Gibbon*
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Goebel*
Valerie Gonzalez ’15
Grandi Family*
George and Nicole Grech
Shanon Greenfield
Brittany Griffin ’09
Hamilton Family*
Harpster Family*
Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor Hartsfield*
Mr. David Roland Hastings ’10
Mr. Mark Hastings ’14
Christopher and Rosie Hatwell*
Hawkesworth Family
John Heers
Brian and Melissa Hemmert*
Scott and Lisa Hicks*
Hilton Moving and Storage LLC. /
Mr. Michael Hilton*
Mark Hogan and Patricia Harper
Ms. Erin Paige Homuth ’15
Mr. Austin Charles Hunt ’11
Peter and Jennifer Huy*
Hynes-Gallagher Family*
Austin Jennings ’10
Ryan Jobe and Abby Krembs*
Johnson Family*
Brittany Jokela ’18
Chris Keeler
Pamela Keyes ’95
Kindergarten Friend
Sage Kliewe ’15
Maria and Randy Klinck
Penelope Kline*
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Landry*
Jorge Laureano
Lauritsen Family*
Robert and Analou Lawson*
Adison Lax
Michelle Leidy
Kari Lightner ’09
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindabury
Eduardo Lishner
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lopes
Pedro Lopez
Simone Low*
Sylvie Lucki
Ellie MacLaren*
Mike Manley
Meghan Marsala ’14
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Marsala
Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Mazula
Megan McCombs
Juliana Meek ’95
Mario Mendoza
Brittany Merrell ’16
Merrell Rhoads Family*
PJ and Eric MeyerMicheline Family*
Florence and Raymond Micheline
Alex Miller ’08
Jason and Christin Minder*
Judy Mitchell
Heather Moore
Cy and Claudia Morris*
John and Patti Mulligan
Ann Murphy ’12
Marissa Murray ’17
Myers Family*
Charlotte Newell ’12
Denise and Mike Nieman*
Nonno Gino's Food Truck
Kristen Norkeliunas
Barbara Oakley
O'Bryon Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ocana*
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher O'Connell*
Isabella O'Connor ’17
Tricia O'Connor*
Abigail O'Hara ’16
Sam O'Hara ’14
Dr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald Oliver*
Jose Ortiz
OB Osceola*
Ryan and Heidi Overman*
Mr. and Mrs. Luigi Panzarino*
Chandra Parmiter*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paxton*
Samantha Paxton ’13
Robert and Lisa Pearl*
Pediatric Dentistry of Naples/Dr. Jennifer Hughes*
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Pergolizzi ’12
Mr. and Mrs. Mario Pindea
Nate Pino ’09
Larry and Cindy Pivacek*
Nicholas and Justyna Pohl*
Judy Poorbaugh*
Jim Prozzi and Margaret Bryant
David Prue ’13
Pruitt Family*
Elizabeth Urankar Ransom ’12
Robert Reinbold ’11
Linda Rich
Sydney Richards ’15
Sydney Richardson*
Josue Rivera ’17
C. Reed Rollins
Bond Roth ’10
Michael Rubinton ’12
Rustice Family*
Katey Ryan ’17
Missy Ryan ’17
Joe and Laura Ryan
Sandra Sahli*
Dan and Kellie Salain*
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Satinsky*
John Scalli ’17
Mr. and Mrs. David Schimmel
Meghan Schimmel*
Howard Schott and Amanda Sutton-Schott*
Shelar Family*
Patrice Shields
SoMang Shim ’14
Shlasinger Family*
Sibert Family*
Sieber Family*
Brian and Angie Silverio*
Doc and Mary Siminovsky
Naomi and Wesley Smith ’01*
Mr. and Mrs. Stevan Speheger
Roger Speheger*
SportBoats Marine Inc.*
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Standhart
Dr. and Mrs. Philip Standhart*
Dr. Caron Staples
Stapp Family*
Stepanovich Family*
Catherine Kelley Stiffler ’15
Katina Studzinski ’10
Cameron Thorne ’17
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Timmerman
Karen Tolchin*
Jayrinette Toledo ’17
Dalymar Legrand Torres ’13
Jennifer Townsend*
Jaclyn Traina
Joseph Tribuiani ’17
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Turen*
Vandersluis Family*
Ryan Vasallo ’12
Kim Walbert
Jenny Warnken ’11
Jessica Wasch ’1
Jeff and Cindy Weir*
Donna Weir-Mosel
Blake Werab ’13
Demi Werab ’12
Tina Westervelt*
Russ and Jamie Wheeler*
Sarah Willig
Abby Worthington ’18
Ming Yee ’14
Rae and Chris Young
Mr. and Mrs. Rene Zafra*
Zellers Family*
Lanjing Zhang ’15
Gail and Charley Zimmer
Judith and Jeffrey Zwicker
Todd and Sharon Zwicker*

* Denotes a current Seacrest family