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The Power of Philanthropy

Philanthropy Makes the Difference

The Development Office works very closely with the Board of Governors, the Alumni Association and the Parents Association to enhance the programs of St. Christopher's School.  Through networking, philanthropic support, special events, and by coordinating other volunteer activities in the classroom, on the sidelines, and in the arts we make the difference in the lives of our community members.

Parents, alumni and friends are integrally involved in the day-to-day life of the School.  All parents are members of the Parents Association.

The success of St. Christopher's School is rooted in large measure to the strong support of its constituency and the dedicated army of parent, alumni and friend volunteers who are involved in each of the School's fundraising efforts.  The Development Office oversees these activities.  We encourage you to volunteer and to offer your talents to our many projects like Annual Giving, Fall Festival or the annual Auction.

There are five major areas of philanthropy and many different methods of giving to St. Christopher's School, including:

    Annual Giving        Capital Giving
    Endowment            Planned Giving
    Special Events        Gifts-in-Kind

Annual Giving enables the School to attract and retain the best teachers and maintain small class sizes and individual attention.  St. Christopher's hold the national day-school record for sustained alumni support of Annual Giving.

Capital Gifts support construction of new facilities, campus improvements, technology in the classroom, and more.

Endowment offers long-term stability to the financial strength of the school through endowed chairs, masterships, prizes, program funds, and more.

Planned Giving enables donors to maximize their gifts to St. Christopher's through bequests, life-income arrangements, gifts of real estate or personal property, or other forms of giving.

Special events such as our annual Fall Festival and Auction are designed to be "fun-raising" by bringing the greater community together, at the same time attracting significant support for the programs of the School.  The current capital campaign, Let's Bring It!, seeks philanthropic support for the initiatives of the strategic plan.  The initiatives include increased named scholarships and faculty compensation funds, and a transformational student center at the heart of campus providing a hub for the arts, technology and communication as well as a new dining facility.

For detailed information on the capital campaign or specific ways to give, please contact Delores Smith, Director of Development, at 804-282-3185 ext. 5314, or by email at SmithD@stcva.org.
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