Annual Fund for Walker's
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Walker’s education.
What is the Annual Fund for Walker's?
The Annual Fund for Walker’s pays for many types of expenses throughout the year. Gifts to the Annual Fund for Walker's supplement the School's operating budget. Like most independent schools, gifts to the School's annual giving program ensure that we can attract and retain exceptional faculty by helping to fund teacher salaries and professional development. The Annual Fund for Walker's, our school's annual giving program, also pays for bus trips for student events and activities, staging for theater productions, and sporting equipment. Simple but essential things such as light bulbs, hot water, campus maintenance, and heating fuel are other examples of expenses that are offset by the Fund for Walker’s.
How do gifts to the Annual Fund for Walker's help the students?
The Annual Fund for Walker's is a critical component of the School's operating budget and it helps close the gap between the true cost of a Walker’s education and the revenue generated from tuition and endowment interest. In fact, in fiscal year 2015, tuition and endowment revenue only covered 51% of the cost to educate our students. This revenue gap isn't unique to Walker’s – it exists at virtually every independent school – as does the community funding that helps to close it every year.
When you participate in the Annual Fund for Walker’s, you participate in the financial success of the School, and contribute to the positive experience and well-being of our students.
For more information, contact Laura Schmelter, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-860-408-4259.
- What does my gift pay for?
- Why are we asked every year to give to the Annual Fund for Walker’s?
- Why can’t Walker’s increase tuition to cover the full cost of educating each student?
- Why is my participation in the Annual Fund for Walker’s important if I can only make a small gift?
- How does a gift to the Annual Fund for Walker’s differ from a Centennial Campaign gift or endowment gift?