Donations to Alverno Heights Academy are vital to the ongoing development of the school and each and every gift reflects the strong spirit of philanthropy and culture of giving that is evident within our community. All contributions, regardless of size, have an incredibly positive impact on our students, as well as our entire school community.
What makes the Alverno Fund different from our other fundraisers is that the money raised is unrestricted — that means that it can be used where it is needed most and in a way that will best benefit our students.
Alverno strives to make our tuition affordable, which is why we rely on a robust Alverno Fund to enhance and grow our program instead of drastic tuition increases. Like other independent schools, we depend on the Alverno Fund to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student at Alverno. Tuition only covers about two-thirds of our basic expenses — it is the Alverno Fund that allows our school to grow and thrive!
Where Do Funds Go?
Funds raised through the Alverno Fund enable us to do the following:
Enhance academic and co-curricular programs
Attract top-notch faculty
Support special programs and events
Support maintenance and improvement of our classrooms, buildings, and grounds
Cover the day-to-day functions of the school
Support faculty development to ensure that our teachers are on the cutting edge of educational research and instructional techniques
Avoid drastic tuition increases
Above all, the Alverno Fund supports Alverno’s most valuable resource – its students! Funds raised through the campaign are put to work immediately and help Alverno provide the highest quality education for our community’s young women.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Fund
Your donation to the Scholarship/Financial Aid Fund benefits more than 65% of our students who currently receive need-based financial assistance so that they may attend Alverno Heights Academy. This does not include the additional students who qualify for financial aid, but for whom we have no funds available. Gifts to the Scholarship/Financial Aid Fund are an investment in the future of our students and directly support their dreams of receiving a college-preparatory education.
Gifts of services, equipment, or items that provide operational savings and meet the specific needs of Alverno Heights Academy are greatly appreciated.
For more information regarding in-kind gifts, please contact Wendy Finch-Burk in the Advancement Office at email@example.com.
Alverno Founders’ Circle/Planned Giving
If you value the education that Alverno provides for young women and men and would like to help secure its future, please consider becoming a member of the Alverno Founders’ Circle by making a planned gift.
Types of Planned Gifts
Bequests in Wills and Living Trusts
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Gifts of Life Insurance
Members of the Alverno Founders’ Circle
Anita Eberlen Cruver ’69
Julia V. Fanara, Head of School, P ’01, ’03, and ’05
Debra Lasham Schweiner ’73
Robin McCarthy P ’05
Sarah O’Gara ’64
Learn more about the Founders’ Circle from inaugural member, Anita Eberlen Cruver ’69, in this VIDEO
A planned gift is an individual decision and Alverno Heights Academy asks you to consult with an independent advisor regarding the best way to structure a planned gift. Laws related to estates, planned giving, and tax consequences are subject to change. A professional advisor will know tax and legal regulations that can impact your planned gift.
For further information regarding Planned Giving, please contact Wendy Finch-Burk in the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.