Independent schools such as Mt. Bethel Christian Academy traditionally conduct an annual giving campaign in the fall of each year. Some schools call it the Annual Sustaining Fund. Others call it the Loyalty Fund. We simply call ours the Annual Fund. The goals for the 2016-2017 Annual Fund are: one hundred percent parent, faculty, and board participation and $400,000.00
The Annual Fund is a yearly source of supplemental revenue which is used to address needs that tuition cannot provide. The Annual Fund helps support our low student/teacher ratio, and allows us to confidently meet our goal of attracting and retaining the highest caliber faculty to give our students the quality of supportive yet rigorous education our families expect. The Annual Fund is primarily used for financial aid, program enhancements and faculty development. It is also used to cover costs of needed programs and equipment for which there is no budget.
All members of the Mt. Bethel community – parents, faculty, grandparents, board of trustees and other friends – are asked to contribute to the Annual Fund to augment the activities of the Academy.
Annual Fund Versus Capital and Fundraising Campaigns
While there will be periodic appeals made for specific needs, the Annual Fund is an ongoing, annual vehicle to enhance the excellence of our Academy for which there is no other revenue source. There may be Capital Campaigns from time to time which are used to address specific construction or renovation projects of a long term nature.
The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising appeal designed to augment Mt. Bethel Christian Academy’s operating budget. The success of the Annual Fund will validate our common, strong belief in Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and its continuing mission of excellence in educating children. We look forward to partnering with you for the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.
The Academy is so very thankful to the many loyal and generous supporters, parents, grandparents and friends, who choose to make financial gifts to the Academy. Their commitments help us continue to build the highest standards and to achieve an increasingly outstanding facility. To honor our contributors, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy recognizes the following giving levels in the Annual Report of Donors every summer.
Annual Fund Giving Levels
|Founder’s Circle||$15,000 – 24,999|
|Wesley Society||$10,000 – 14,999|
|1998 Society||$5,000 – 9,999|
|Excellence Guild||$2,500 – 4,999|
|Academy Guild||$1,000 – 2,499|
|Blue and Gold Guild||$500 – 999|
|Eagle Club||$1 - 499|
Annual Fund gifts are payable by the end of the Academy’s fiscal year on June 30th, so that they may be applied to that year’s operating budget. All gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible.
To make a gift to the Annual Fund, please click here.
Click here to view the 2015 - 2016 Annual Report.