The Annual Fund is our annual fund raiser that provides direct support to the Grauer School’s operating budget. It is essential to the everyday functions of the School and is Grauer’s top fund raising priority. The Annual Fund runs annually during the month of October. Grauer aims for 100% participation from all constituencies. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and vital to the fiscal health of the School.
The Annual Fund sustains our “Learn by Discovery” approach by enhancing academics, the arts, athletics, and technology. The fund also supports our extremely talented and dedicated faculty by providing the resources they need to bring outstanding educational opportunities to our students.
Q: Why are we asked to give money when we already pay tuition?
A: There is a sizable gap between the School’s operating budget and the amount of money brought in by tuition. The margin of difference between the overall gap and the amount of income produced by these revenues is approximately 20% of the total budget.
Q: Why does the school operate with a gap between the real cost and what it charges?
A: The gap helps to moderate tuition increases and allows current families to make up the difference in cost with tax-deductible donations. The gap offers an opportunity for other constituencies within the Grauer community to make charitable contributions*.
*The Grauer School is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.