The Annual Fund is the sum total of unrestricted gifts made and spent in the current fiscal year to support the school’s ongoing operating needs.
- Gifts to the Annual Fund are derived from Annual Giving and proceeds from our Annual Fundraising Events like the Auction. They represent an essential and growing component of the school’s revenues each year.
- As in all independent schools, tuition covers only the school’s fundamental needs. The school relies on gifts to the Annual Fund to provide the difference between tuition income and the cost of a VCS education. Annual Fund gifts represent between 8 - 10% of the operating budget each year. Because they are unrestricted, gifts to the Annual Fund benefit virtually every aspect of life at VCS. A sound Annual Fund will provide for strong staff compensation and benefits, growth in our programs, a diverse community, facility maintenance and enhancements, and a reserve fund. It helps VCS attract and retain a talented and committed faculty and provides support for extracurricular activities, electives, sports, arts initiatives and other programs.
- Your tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund, regardless of size, are powerful statements to the impact VCS has on our children.
We encourage every family to contribute.