Gray Stone 2018 Annual Giving Campaign

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The “Giving Campaign” is exactly as it sounds – donations/gifts that are requested on an annual basis to help support annual operating expenses.  Entrance into Gray Stone is tuition-free and based solely on the lottery system (vs. school zone). Since we do not receive the same state and federal funding as traditional public schools, we must rely on individual and corporate donations to support ongoing needs.  

WHY IS MY PARTICIPATION IMPORTANT?

When applying for grants to help fund programs, we must report the percentage of families donating to the school.  Showing a high percentage of participation is a critical factor in obtaining grant approval.  We also ask for 100% participation from our Gray Stone Board of Directors (many of which do not have children at the school).  Each and every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?

Given the importance of the Giving Campaign and the dollars raised, we ask that you give as generously as you can, but at a level that is comfortable for your family.  We are extremely grateful to everyone that contributes, as each gift is crucial to the success of the Annual Giving Campaign.

We have offered a “menu” of giving levels and an example of areas that amount will help support.  You may want to use this as a guide to help select a level of giving or to offer support for a particular area of interest.

This Amount:       Funds this activity/supply/program, etc.

$25   Postage/Envelopes for transcripts
$50 Box of Copy paper
$50 each Classroom chair or desk
$60 each Frame and photograph for hall art
$90 each Sports team uniform
$100 - $300   Middle school science kits per class
$100 - $300 High school science materials per class
$125 each Podium for the classroom
$125 Pays for 33 students/families to use Canvas per year
$150 each Teacher’s task/desk chair
$150 each Classroom supplies for teachers
$260 each Chromebooks for the classroom
$350 each Teacher’s desk
$350 each Classroom storage cabinets/shelves
$400 each Computer replacements for computer lab
$750 Floor scrubber and waxer
$1,500 Fireproof filing cabinet
$1,500 Equipment for PE classes
$1,800 Sports team uniforms per team
$3,500 each Smartboards for classrooms
$10,000 each Bleachers (need two)
$125,000 Softball field (school owns the land)
$250,000 Baseball field (school owns the land)

IS MY GIFT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE? YES!

All donations to Gray Stone are tax-deductible provided you do not receive any goods or services in return.  You will receive a letter including the amount of your donation to use for tax purposes.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY GIFT?

It’s easy!  Simply make your check out to Gray Stone Day School and return it in the mail or drop it off in either the Upper Grades’ or Middle Grades’ front office.  You may also donate cash to either the front office or even pay by credit card by clicking the donate button at the top of this page.    

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY DONATION?

We are focusing our campaign efforts through the end of April and hope to achieve 100% participation by that time; however, your donations are welcome at any time that is most suitable for your family.    

CAN OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY CONTRIBUTE?

Absolutely!  We would welcome and sincerely appreciate the support of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Gray Stone alumni and friends!  Sending a link to our website and directing them to online donations is a great way to share that information with other family members and friends.  Posting the link to your social media accounts is welcomed too.  You will receive confirmation once your donation has been received and a final update of the total raised.

WE PROMISE YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY WILL HELP US ACHIEVE GREAT GOALS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF GRAY STONE DAY SCHOOL!