A Letter from Our Director of Advancement
St. James’ is blessed with a community whose generosity, commitment to the school's mission and ideals, and engagement in all aspects of school life make it a truly special place. Your contributions of time and talent and your participation in our fundraising programs sustain an extraordinary culture of philanthropy and ensure a first-rate education for our students.
The Every Child Fund, the school's annual fund, provides the necessary funding to help bridge the gap between St. James' comparatively low tuition and the actual cost of education. We are incredibly proud of the 100% rate of participation from the parent body, faculty, staff, and School Board, and we are thrilled to see more grandparents and alumni give each year, as well.
The Believe Campaign launched in January 2017 is the most ambitious advancement initiative in the school's history. This campaign is designed to enhance spaces for learning, increase tuition assistance and fund professional development through the Teaching and Learning Institute.
Another avenue for giving is through the Spring Event, which offers donors a way to directly support specific initiatives on campus. Held in March, the Spring Event has made programs like the St. James' Band, the Student Leadership Program, robotics, Arts-in-Motion, and the Young Readers Workshop possible, giving the school the resources necessary to continue innovating inside and outside the classroom. The event provides extra-budgetary support for these innovations; successful programs are ultimately incorporated into the school's annual budget.
We are so grateful for the many ways in which we are supported; we simply could not do it all without you. Thank you for helping us educate and nurture our students every day.
Director of Advancement