Falmouth Academy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Unlike public schools, it receives no government funding. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of an Falmouth Academy education, and the Annual Fund helps the school to fill the gap between total tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating each student. Throughout our fiscal year starting July 1 and running through June 30, our community gives to the Annual Fund to help Falmouth Academy pay for at least ten percent of its budgeted annual costs, which include salaries, maintenance, and school and athletic supplies, for instance.
The Annual Fund is different from a capital campaign in that a campaign is a targeted, often multi-year effort to make campus improvements and ensure the school’s financial sustainability. Campaigns seek funding for specific projects that allow the school to remain fiscally healthy and offer the finest facilities and learning opportunities.
Falmouth Academy’s Annual Fund giving societies have helped the school foster its tradition of philanthropy by recognizing its supporters. All giving societies recognize members on an annual basis and, as part of the Annual Fund, stress the importance of unrestricted giving to Falmouth Academy.
- Founders Circle (gifts of $10,000 or more)
- Revels Society (gifts of $5,000-$9,999)
- Isti Mirant Stella Guild (gifts of $2.500-$4,999)
- Athens/Sparta Club (gifts of $1,000-$2,499)
- Headmaster’s List (gifts of $500-$999)
- Honor Society (gifts of $250-$499)
- Scholars (gifts of $1 to $249)
Of course, it doesn’t take a huge donation to have a big impact. Gifts to the Falmouth Academy Annual Fund, whether $25 or $25,000 or more, are one of the school’s most significant sources of support. And because Annual Fund gifts are typically unrestricted, they can be directed to areas with the greatest need—allowing your gift to have the greatest potential for impact. We hope that everyone affiliated with the school will contribute to the Annual Fund each year at a level that is comfortable for your family. Every contribution matters. Make yours today.
If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 508-457-9696.