It is a good day to be at Ambrose. The Lord continues to bless us with passionate, committed teachers and staff. We are nearing capacity in enrollment and expect wait listing again next year in several grades. Our graduates are performing exceedingly well academically and are well prepared. Your support of this year’s Annual Fund is vital as we continue to expand and enhance the experience for each student.
As this year draws to a close, I want to invite you to consider making a year-end gift by December 31st to support the work of our school. We know the critical impact our school is having in our own homes, and certainly in the community and beyond. Small gifts combine to make a significant difference and the annual fund is critical as we head into the future.
Below are a number of questions often asked about supporting our school. With some 285 families in the school this year, it is exciting to consider our future. So thank you in advance for your willingness to share in this work of teaching and training young people and furthering God’s Kingdom.
By the way, do keep Saturday, March 15th, saved on your calendar for our annual auction. Please consider contributing an item or service that we can include in our live or silent auction. Details coming soon.
Thank you for partnering with us. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
W. Davies Owens
Head of Vision and Advancement/Head of Upper Schools
Q: What is the Ambrose School Annual Fund? Why is it important?
A: The full tuition pays the basic operational expenses of the school; however, there are many programs and opportunities for our teachers and students that are only possible through the Annual Fund. These gifts supplement programs and tools that shape student life inside the classroom and beyond, and enable us to keep our tuition at a manageable level:
- Educational Programs such as classroom supplies, house retreats, technology and more.
- Faculty Support which allows us to provide resources to further train and equip the most qualified classical Christian faculty from around the world.
- Financial Aid provides need-based aid that makes Ambrose’s education accessible.
- Special Initiatives provides for programs like BaseCamp parent education, developing new training tools, making library acquisitions and overall enhancement of the school’s resources.
Q: What is a matching gift? How does it work?
A: A matching gift is just that—a gift, made by you to a charitable organization, which is matched by your employer, usually dollar for dollar. It is a great way to make your gift to our school count twice as much! It is a no brainer as many of your work places have funds they are obligated to give away – we just need to ask!
Q: What if I can only contribute a small amount? What difference will my donation make?
A: Every family’s situation is unique. Small donations or large all contribute to make a meaningful impact. Your participation alone is really important. If all families give to the best of their ability, we will more than exceed our goal.
Q: Does it matter when I give?
A: Though the Annual Fund runs on a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), a gift made early to the school is a great advantage because we know how much money will be available to support the budget. By giving before the end of 2013, you have the ability to write off your gift in the 2013 tax year, and take advantage of the Idaho tax breaks.
Q: How do I give?
Cash: You may write a check to The Ambrose School Annual Fund for the entire amount of your gift. Or, you may make a pledge and give in monthly or quarterly installments until the June 30 campaign year end.
The Ambrose School
c/o Davies Owens, Head of Vision and Advancement
6100 N. Locust Grove Rd.
Meridian, ID 83646
Credit Card: You may charge your gift to your major credit card online here.
Securities: While most people make gifts of cash, The Ambrose School gratefully accepts gifts of securities. A gift of stocks or bonds is beneficial to you. You can receive a charitable deduction of the full fair-market value of the securities. To make a stock transfer, please contact the school for more information at 208.323.3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matching Gifts: Some corporations will match an employee’s gift. Any matching gift will be combined with yours to determine the giving level at which you will receive recognition. Please contact us if you participate in matching gifts at your workplace.