The San Domenico Fund
Together we can strengthen San Domenico
Through gifts of time, talent, and treasure, the contributions of the entire SD community allow us to sustain Dominican values and continue our unique and comprehensive programs.
The annual San Domenico Fund campaign demonstrates the community’s impressive dedication to strengthening San Domenico. In 2016-2017, we continue the tradition of asking our Board of Trustees, current and past parents, alumnae/i, teachers, administrators, grandparents, friends, and neighbors to make San Domenico a top priority, giving loyally and generously to the SD Fund. Support of the SD Fund means that we can maintain the margin of excellence that defines our school.
In the 2016-2017 school year, The San Domenico Fund goal is $800,000.
Why it Matters
The annual fund is the most essential fundraising effort at every independent school. Every year the SD Fund ensures that the School has the resources we need to provide a rich and robust academic program – from the classroom to the library, from technology instruction to the playing field, from the theatre stage to the art studio, from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The San Domenico Fund supports the resources essential to San Domenico’s programs and has a direct and positive impact on every student, teacher and administrator, enriching the experience for all.
2015 - 2016 Annual Report
The San Domenico Fund
Giving Levels and Benefits
|Mother Mary Goemaere Circle*||$15,000+|
|100% Circle||up to $499|
*Contributions of $3,000 or more are considered leadership-level gifts.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is this necessary? Isn’t tuition high enough?
- If independent schools were run more like businesses, couldn’t they charge more for tuition and avoid having to ask for gifts?
- How much should I give to the SD Fund, and how much of a difference can my gift really make?
- Should I give to the San Domenico Fund or to another program?
All independent schools fundraise; in other words, no independent school charges the full price of what is delivered to students.
The San Domenico Fund pays for the school’s most pressing operational needs and best special opportunities every year. Those who can give more help raise the bar for others who can give less; everyone should plan to give something.
Talented teachers, small classes, learning resources that public schools simply cannot afford, up-to-date technology, accommodations for different learning styles, a safe campus, exceptional offerings in everything from arts to athletics…your SD Fund gift supports all of these people and programs. Your SD Fund gift makes San Domenico unique.
High-quality schools are labor intensive and people-oriented; to offer competitive salaries and provide the programs parents want their children to have, independent schools have to raise tuition, create outside revenue opportunities, and ask you for a gift.
The SD Fund is spent on the School’s most pressing current-year operational needs. This means that your gift – no matter the size – makes a difference to every student and teacher right away. Your gift should feel meaningful to you, and appropriate to your financial circumstance.