The Annual Fund is made up of thousands of gifts from Gulliver’s loyal parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. In 2011-2012, gifts exceeded $600,000. Donors’ commitments have enabled the school to be innovative while supporting the most fundamental elements of the Gulliver experience including academic programming, student activities and resources, student life, facility construction and campus beautification.
The Annual Fund consists of donations resulting from solicitation mailings to all constituents, Booster Club donations, revenues from school-sponsored special events/fundraisers including the Swim-A-Thon, Raider Challenge: Golf Classic & Tennis Tournament, and Signature Event, and all other donations made during the fiscal year that are deemed repeatable and replaceable on an annual basis.
Annual Fund donors support new classroom tools and technology upgrades, facility construction and campus beautification, student activities and resources, academic programming and athletic equipment. Additionally, undesignated gifts by donors enable Gulliver to put funds to work according to the school’s most pressing needs.
YOUR GIFT shows a vote of confidence for the Gulliver experience, past and present!
YOUR GIFT supports all Gulliver students. Your annual fund gift sets a tradition of giving which we hope our current students will adopt as they enter our alumni ranks, supporting the next generation of Gulliver students.
YOUR GIFT helps increase our participation goal, which is essential for Gulliver when we apply for grants from corporations and foundations. The strength of annual giving shows the strength of our school.
YOUR GIFT to the Annual Fund supports Gulliver in numerous ways. The annual fund supports every aspect of the Gulliver experience, including academics, technology, the arts, faculty and classroom resources, student activities, athletics, facility upgrades, campus beautification, and much more.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS. It is that simple. Every gift goes to work immediately to benefit our students. Whether you are part of Gulliver’s past, present or future, your support is essential to the mission of Gulliver Schools!
How can I make a gift?
Gulliver makes it easy by offering a variety of ways to give. Click here to Make a Gift or learn about other Ways to Give, including stock transfers and bank drafts.
What is the difference between a designated and an undesignated gift?
An undesignated gift allows the school to use your gift in the areas of greatest need to enhance support of current operations. Donors can also designate the use of a contribution to a specific program or area.
How can I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?
Many companies and foundations will double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. Find out if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program.
Is it really important to support the Annual Fund every single year?
Yes! In fact, consistent giving is so important that Gulliver created a giving society to honor its most loyal Annual Fund donors. Lifetime membership is granted to those who have made a contribution to Gulliver Schools of $25,000 or more.
What is the deadline for making a contribution?
Each year's Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30th.
For more information on the Annual Fund, contact Meredith Feder, Associate Director of Advancement, or call 786.709.4081.