What is the Cape Cod Academy Annual Fund?
The Cape Cod Academy Annual Fund provides unrestricted resources to support academics, athletics, and the arts, recruitment and development of Cape Cod Academy faculty, and the maintenance of our facilities. Your generosity to the Annual Fund subsidizes every part of the Cape Cod Academy experience, and every child is an important beneficiary.
Why your gift counts?
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a child at Cape Cod Academy. Philanthropic support ensures that Cape Cod Academy has the resources during the fiscal year to support the operating budget and mitigate the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student. Our school, like all independent schools, relies on the generosity of trustees, alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends to meet its financial goals each year.
Why is your participation in the Annual Fund important?
Parent, alumni, grandparent, and community philanthropy and commitment have been, and always will be, critical to the school’s success. High Annual Fund participation is a key vital sign of school strength and a strong community. High participation rates ensure continued growth and stability for future and current students.
When should I make a gift?
Your support is appreciated any time throughout the fiscal year (which runs July 1 through June 30). Gifts in the first quarter of the fiscal year are particularly helpful. For your information, below is the upcoming appeal calendar.
- Fall Annual Fund appeal, October 2023
- Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2024
- End-of-calendar year, December 31, 2023
- Cape Cod Academy's Annual Day of Giving, February 22, 2024
- Annual Spring Gala and Fundraiser, May 2024
- End-of-fiscal year appeal, before June 30, 2024
How much should I give?
Every gift is impactful to the school! We ask that your gift amount be one that is meaningful to you and your family. We invite current families, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends to make Cape Cod Academy their top philanthropic priority. In recent years, gifts to the Annual Fund have ranged from $5 to $50,000. We are grateful for gifts of any amount.
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.