GIVING TO GENESIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Genesis Preparatory School is a not-for-profit independent school, which means that we are self-funded through tuition, fees, and philanthropy. We are tremendously grateful to the members of our community that partner with us through fundraisers, donations, and planned gifts to allow us to create the best educational environment possible. Because we work hard to keep our tuition and fees as affordable as possible, these gifts are even more important to our continuing success. Gifts from alumni and friends help us fund innovation for our students, improvements to our campus, technology to keep our programs on the cutting edge, and supporting the diverse interests of our students.
Annual Funds are very common among all private schools and are designed to support the school’s operating budget by bridging the gap between tuition income and expenses, while trying to keep tuition increases at a minimum. In years past, the funds received during this time have provided the school with enhanced security and alarm systems for the safety of our students and staff, technology enhancements, athletic equipment, expansion of the Performing Arts program, art equipment and tools, commemorative bricks, and more. As you can imagine, the success of the annual fund is critical to the education of our children and to their development in the future.
One of our primary way of raising funds for Genesis Preparatory School is through fundraisers. In the fall, we stage a large fundraising dinner/dance to raise funds for the upcoming year. This event is held at Genesis Prep and is normally themed, like Casino night or Denim & Diamonds, and always offers child care.
We also look for other opportunities to create engaging community activities that also support Genesis Prep. Some of these activities have included Golf Scrambles and a 5K mud run.
One of the ways that donors can support Genesis Prep is to provide financial support for our scholarship programs. Genesis Preparatory School works very hard to keep our tuition and fees low, to allow a wide variety of students to enroll. However, we understand that some families need extra assistance to cover the expense of an independent school. Donors who want to earmark their donations to our scholarship fund are welcomed! Those donations will be used to help keep our student body vibrant and diverse, offering opportunity to those students who otherwise could not bridge the financial gap.
Through your financial planning, you can support Genesis Preparatory School and designate GPS as a recipient of your donated funds. These planned giving options can be as creative or as straightforward as you wish, but might include
- Life-income gifts
- Retirement plan benefits
- Gift of assets such as stocks, bonds, or property
One of the benefits of this type of gift is the significant tax savings, depending on your choice. Please reach out to your financial planner and to Genesis Preparatory School to walk through your options.
Another option we have for support for Genesis Preparatory School is through our Community Partnerships. We invite area businesses to support all aspects of the school’s events and programs, through digital and print media and signage at major events. These partnerships help us support our fine arts, athletics, and academic programs. If you are interested in partnering with Genesis Preparatory School, please contact us directly.