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As with most private independent schools, Academies at GBDS receives little to no government funding and relies on private philanthropy to supplement annual operating costs, to fund new initiatives, and to build a much-needed endowment. Tuition alone does not cover all of the operating costs. The Academies at GBDS Annual Campaign provides a critically important source of revenue, about 35% of the operating budget.
 
Academies at GBDS asks you and all members of our community to participate in and support the school with a tax-deductible contribution. Making a meaningful gift of any size from $18 to $180,000 makes an important difference. Donors are encouraged to renew and increase their commitment on an annual basis.
 
The higher the participation rate we can demonstrate from parents, grandparents, and community members, the more success we have securing additional funding from corporations and foundations.
 
Our goal is 100% parent and grandparent participation, 100% faculty/staff participation, and healthy special friends and community participation. 
 
 
Our goals:
100% participation from our parent community
100% participation from our staff/faculty
Raise approximately $450,000 in unrestricted operating funds
For those families who are able, maintain or increase their giving to the Annual Campaign year over year
 
 
Parent Campaign:
Parent support is critical to reaching Academies at GBDS Annual Campaign goal each year. Every year, parents generously give of their time and resources to help our community continue to thrive. As Academies at GBDS parent, you are in a unique position to help support the school while modeling the values that Academies at GBDS instills in your children. Every gift, no matter the size, is essential and appreciated.