FAQ's

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Is my gift to the SAKF tax deductible?
     

    Yes! Unlike your tuition payment, a gift to the annual fund is 100% tax deductible.
  • Why is participation important?

    Our local competitor schools in Orange County had an average of 67% parent participation last year in their annual fund. We must increase our parent participation in order to be considered for funding from charitable organizations as a gift to an annual fund demonstrates belief in the school’s commitment to fulfill its mission. Without a high participation rate, we become less competitive when seeking out those dollars outside of our community.
  • I prefer to give later in the year. Why should I pledge my support now?

    SAKF contributions directly impact our annual operating budget and the ability to say yes! We regularly reevaluate our budget and make adjustments as we have two streams of revenue: tuition and fundraising dollars. A pledge is a commitment to make a gift by the end of our fiscal year, June 30th, 2019. By letting us know now that we can count on your support this year, we can budget accordingly and ensure that all of our programs are fully funded.
  • How much should I give?

    The answer is different for each family. Many of the “extras” your student currently benefits from such as one to one devices, classroom smart boards, our re-imagined playground, rejuvenated faculty who are able to participate in the latest professional development opportunities, the lunch room, etc. were all made possible due to the charitable gifts received from the generosity of current and former parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, board members, and friends.

    So when the question is asked, “how much should I give?”, we ask that you consider the importance you place on the six areas of impact outlined in this pamphlet, and the experience your child currently has and will have thanks to annual fund support, and your families circumstances. We ask that you consider giving a gift that is meaningful to you and your family and remember that no gift is too big or too small!
     
  • I volunteer a lot at St. Anne School. Doesn’t that matter as much as giving a monetary donation?

    Our unique and genuine sense of community is what makes it feel like home here. Parents have always been a critical part of our day-to-day life at St. Anne School. We thank each and every one of you for touching the lives of our students and our faculty and staff by giving your time to make this a truly special place. Your financial support is another important vehicle to make a significant impact on the life of the school and the future of the children at St. Anne School.
  • Can I give stock?

    Please contact the Advancement Office at mgleich@st-anne.org.
  • Why doesn’t tuition cover all education costs?

    We set tuition at the lowest cost possible to make St. Anne School education an affordable option for most families. We have one of the lowest tuition levels for an independent school in Orange County. To keep our tuition as low as possible, gifts to the annual fund bridges the gap of what we need to do and what we can do. Investing in the St. Anne Knights’ Fund is an investment in the education of each child and makes an important source of revenue to guarantee financial health of the school.
Our community will be making an impact on three key areas at St. Anne School through our most important fundraising initiative, the St. Anne Knights' Fund. This year, you can designate your 100% tax-deductible gift to one of three areas: area of greatest need, performing arts, or professional development with an emphasis on differentiated instruction. 
 
We believe that by having three areas of emphasis each year, we can realistically relieve our operating budget while enhancing areas that need additional funding outside of tuition dollars, one year and one campaign at a time. 
 
As we enter the fourth season of our St. Anne Knights' Fund campaign, we enter knowing that it is because of your love for and commitment to St. Anne that we will grow in key areas this year. Think of one word that best describes how St. Anne School has made an impact on your family and make your pledge or gift in honor of that word! What's your word? 

List of 1 members.

Thank you to our Circle of Knights donors for your continuous support of our St. Anne Knights' Fund! Your commitment has made all the difference.

Two years of consecutive giving:
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Fiore
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Schreiber III 
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Melton 
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Awadalla 
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Schmidt 
Dr. and Mrs. Vicken Karageozian 
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew N. Koury 
Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Kuhn 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rocha 
Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Varela Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burnor 
Mr. and Mrs. Zhenbin Du 
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Dubnansky 
Mr. and Mrs. Raji Manasseh 
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Muro 
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Pacourek 
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wang 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wittkop 
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Koelliker 
Mr. and Mrs. William Minton 
Mr. Lionel Federspiel and Mrs. Samantha Simonnet

Three years of consecutive giving:
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cadieux 
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Englhard 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNamara 
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Abarca 
Mr. and Mrs. Bret Fernandes 
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Mazzacavallo 
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Turnbull 
Colonel James and Dr. Heidi Herrera 
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wood 
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stark 
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Carper 
Mr. and Mrs. Cory Priggs 
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clark 
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Szyman 
Mr. and Mrs. Ashvin Dhingra 
Mr. Jason Palmer and Ms. Sarah Noe 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Stabe 
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hartman 
Dr. and Mrs. Mathew Zeller