116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day 2016
St. Paul's Scrip and Rebate Opportunities
St. Paul’s Episcopal School students are described as fearless learners. We have created a supportive community where students approach academic, intellectual, and personal growth opportunities with confidence and courage. Kindergartners practicing People Power Skills, fourth graders studying the Black Panther Party, and sixth graders immersing themselves in the “Big Dig” project while they learn about archaeology and ancient civilizations are all examples of the richness of our program. Our students develop the skills and knowledge to navigate ambiguity and to solve complex problems with insight and creativity.
Your contributions to our educational programs directly enhance the vitality of our school, the local community, and beyond. We are fortunate to have such a generous community of Trustees, parents, faculty, and alumni who give of their time, talent, and treasure to enhance the health and strength of our School. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness in supporting our students and faculty.
The Annual Fund is instrumental to the vitality of St. Paul’s School. With your donations, the Annual Fund is able to provide:
Tuition Assistance to over half of our students,
Professional development for faculty, and
Enhancement of academic programs.
This is all possible because of our unique community and our commitment to prepare the students to excel in a world that is not predictable. At St. Paul’s, we understand that one of our greatest strengths is our community. Our students graduate with academic skills, purpose, and empathy.
To begin the school year, 100% of our Board of Trustees and 100% of our faculty pledged to the Annual Fund. During Back to School Night this year, we asked all of our current families to make St. Paul’s their top philanthropic endeavor. The response has been fantastic and the pace of parent participation has exceeded years past. As a member of the St. Paul’s community we ask you to join us in making the 2016-2017 St. Paul’s Annual Fund a great success.
|Goal Amt: ||$560,000.00|
|Participation Goal (%): ||100%|
|Start Date: ||7/1/2016|
|End Date: ||6/30/2017|
|"St. Paul's Episcopal School is where my grandson experiences a truly diverse community, learns the importance of service, explores all this unique location has to offer, and benefits from the remarkable talents of his teachers. St. Paul’s is where our students build a foundation from which they can achieve anything."|
The Rev. Carolyn Bolton, Deacon
Grandparent of Julius '22
FAQ About the Annual Fund
|Q. ||Why should I give to the Annual Fund? |
|A. ||To maintain our commitment to socio-economic diversity, we must have a robust Annual Fund to support operating expenses, as well as Tuition Assistance. Your tax-deductible gift supports an academic program that makes St. Paul’s students sought-after by the top tier of high schools.|
|Q. ||How much should I give? |
|A. ||While we recognize that you
receive many requests, we ask that you put St. Paul’s at the top of
your philanthropic priorities. As a diverse community, we know that not
everyone can contribute the same amount. Gifts to the Annual Fund range
from $20 to $20,000. Only you can determine the right amount. If St.
Paul’s has made a difference in your life, we ask that you consider
making a personally significant gift.|
|Q. ||Will my gift truly make a difference?|
As a small independent school, we do not receive funding from state or
federal government and we have fewer supporters than a college or
university. The number of contributions is correspondingly small, but
the need continues to be very great. By supporting St. Paul’s, you will
sustain the values that make St. Paul’s a special place and preserve it
for future generations, just as those in the past maintained St. Paul’s
for students today.|
|Q. ||What is a Matching Gift? |
employers will double and even triple employees donations. Some
companies will even match contributions made by retired employees.
Statistically, 1 out of 10 gifts qualify for employee matching gifts
program. Please check with the Human Resources Office where you work to
learn if your employer will match your contribution to St. Paul’s. Let
us know that you have submitted a matching gift request to your company
so we can work with you in monitoring this.|
|Q. ||How do I make my gift?|
|A. ||Whether in one payment or in monthly payments, gifts may be made by:|
• Giving online.
Sending a check made payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal School to St.
Paul’s Development Office, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland, CA 94610.
• Calling the Development Office at 510.285-9614 to make your credit card gift over the phone with Visa or MasterCard.
• Make a pledge or credit card gift on your Annual Fund remit envelope, or by contacting the Development Office.
Transfer shares of appreciated securities to the School’s account at
Charles Schwab Inc. Call the Development Office at (510) 285-9614 for
|Q. ||Are contributions tax-deductible?|
|A. ||St. Paul's Episcopal School is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) institution with the federal tax identification number 94-1525621. Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Pledge payments are due by May 1 of the fiscal year in which they were made. If you wish to take a tax-deductible charitable donation in the current calendar year, you must make your contribution by December 31. Thank you!|
David Spiher, Development Coordinator, joined St. Paul’s in 2005. Mr. Spiher earned a B.F.A. from the John Herron School of Art, Indiana University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. A practicing painter/printmaker associated with the Compound Studios in North Oakland, Mr. Spiher is also a dharma teacher at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley.