2021 Annual Fund

 
What is Saint Bernadette School’s Annual Fund?
The Saint Bernadette School Annual Fund is designed to raise funds to help bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of providing a quality education. Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of educating each student. Your contribution will help to control tuition increases and fund the immediate needs of the school. These needs are aligned with the strategic goals set by the administration to ensure our students continue to achieve excellence through a strong faith-based education.

Why invest?
Saint Bernadette School is a strong community focused on holistically nurturing and educating our children. It is a school committed to a Catholic faith-based education where students thrive academically, enriched through extra-curricular activities and, at the same time, are challenged to be leaders in their school and community. This investment will support our general operating budget and include enhancements to support the educational and spiritual journey for the Saint Bernadette student. When you contribute to the Annual Fund you are investing in the success of our children.

Who contributes and how much?
Everyone! – Our generous donors are parents, alumni, parishioners, faculty, staff, neighbors and friends of Saint Bernadette. All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference and have an immediate impact on each student and their educational experience.

2020-2021 Saint Bernadette School Annual Fund

The 2020-2021 Saint Bernadette School’s Annual Fund will focus on funding the school’s immediate needs with a priority on Covid-19 related needs such as health and safety infrastructure, enhancing our virtual learning tools, and faculty support and development.  We may be investing in a different way due to Covid-19 but the Saint Bernadette School experience is as wholehearted as ever, spiritually nurturing and educating our children.  We are proud to be able to provide a robust distant learning program and implement the necessary safety measures so that our teachers and in-person students can have a safe space to learn and interact.

Your generous contributions to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund will help Saint Bernadette School:

  • Install medical-grade air filtration units in each classroom;
  • Support distance learning through improved technology tools and programs that promote synchronous and concurrent instruction;
  • Sponsor effective professional development for the faculty and staff that addresses the needs of a school delivering multiple modes of instruction;
  • Make building improvements to promote air quality;
  • Create outdoor teaching spaces;
  • Hire staff to support compliance with health guidelines including the full-time nurse, and additional classroom instructors and aides;
  • Acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for school, as needed;
  • And more needs as they are identified to ensure a successful school year. 

This year’s Annual Fund goal was set in January (Pre-Covid-19) at $40,000 to bolster our operating expenses.  Our immediate need is to raise $5,000 in the next 30 days to complete the air filtration installation.