Annual Fund


Philanthropic support ensures that Cape Cod Academy has the resources it needs to continue providing mission-driven excellence. Every dollar given to the Annual Fund will be put to work immediately to keep our programs both possible and purposeful.

What is the Cape Cod Academy Annual Fund and how does it impact the school?
The Annual Fund supports all areas of school life each and every day, including academics, arts, athletics, field trips, special speakers, financial aid, and professional development. Every student at CCA benefits from the generous support of the Annual Fund. 

The Gap: As is the case at all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Cape Cod Academy education. The Annual Fund consists of unrestricted funds, which can be used at the discretion of the school during the fiscal year to support the operating budget and mitigate the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student. The true cost of a CCA education exceeds tuition by $1,600 per student each year and represents 9.8% of the annual budget.

The Goal: This year, our Annual Fund goal is $550,000 with an overall participation goal of 100%. Parent and alumni energy and commitment have been, and always will be, critical to the school’s success, and high annual fund participation is a key vital sign of school strength. The school relies on the generosity of trustees, alumni, parents of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends to meet its financial goals each year. 
All Gifts are Important: In recent years, gifts to the Annual Fund have ranged from $5 to $50K. We are grateful for gifts of any amount. 

Matching Gifts
Many corporations offer programs that match gifts to schools and other not-for-profit institutions. Check with your employer to see if your company participates, and if so, you could match (or double) your charitable contribution to CCA.

If you have any questions regarding your contribution or are interested in joining other volunteers in raising support for the 2022-2023 Annual Fund, please contact Hellie Swartwood, Director of Advancement, at

We love what Cape Cod Academy has done for our daughter. Everything about the school is in tune with what we were looking for. The Annual Fund provides the school with the resources it needs to thrive, and we are happy to invest in the mission of the school by supporting it."
Trustee, Chris Wray and Betsy Konvalinka P '24 

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jeffrey Thompson

    Jeffrey Thompson 

    Head of School and Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Hellie Swartwood

    Hellie Swartwood 

    Director of Advancement
We thank our Leadership Society donors for demonstrating their commitment and loyalty to Cape Cod Academy:

Founders Society Council of Excellence $20,000+
Leadership Society $10,000 – $19,999
Heads Society $5,000-$9,999 
Vision Society $2,500-$4,999 
Mission Society $1,000-$2,499
Benchmark Club $500-$999

Seahawk Society
Young alumni are able to join the Seahawk Society with the following donation:
Graduated 1-9 years     $25-$100
Cape Cod Academy is one of the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory schools serving students from kindergarten to grade 12 on Cape Cod.