Why give to Gatewood Schools?
The word philanthropy comes from Greek origin, philanthropos, which means loving people. At Gatewood Schools you can find that kind of love in every classroom, every hallway and every square foot of the campus. A commitment to care for and about one another. Gatewood was build on a foundation of giving; recognizing that tuition only provides about 80% of the schools’ operational cost per student. The School has been honored with the loyal support of parents, grandparents, alumni and friends. We continue that legacy of giving to enrich and enhance our commitment to educational excellence. I invite you to become involved and learn how YOU can make a difference. I assure you – that your investment in Gatewood Schools and its students will be one that brings an appreciation in value and profitable returns today, tomorrow and beyond.
Director of Advancement and Development
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Our children are the future and our most precious assets. Your participation means EVERYTHING! Why invest in Gatewood? You provide a better learning environment, smaller class size, better education, more individual attention per child, better preparation for college, improved student safety, more responsive educators, Christian education, better student discipline, and a greater sense of community. Gatewood Schools is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. With that in mind, there are different opportunities for making a gift to Gatewood, including cash gifts, pledges, in-kind contributions, and GOAL participation form Faculty(we do); from the Board (we do). We are striving for 100% participation from every family enrolled this year. How do you want to give to Gatewood?
The ANNUAL FUND donations are tax deductible. Tuition payments are not. Annual Fund donations are the lifeblood of the school. Donations from parents, alumni, and friends allow the funding of programs and projects beyond what the basic budget can accommodate, and in fact, supplement the budget so that tuition can be kept as low as possible. These contributions enable Gatewood Schools to recruit and retain talented faculty, provide scholarships for deserving students, enhance academic programs, and keep the facilities up to date.
GAP Gatewood Association of Parents exists to support and enhance the educational experience at Gatewood. GAP helps to leverage volunteer power, improve communication, supports school programs and events, hosts a Teacher Appreciation Week, and provides for beautification of the school (refurbishing the front lobby and landscaping improvements). They have purchased computers, refrigerators and a stove for the cafeteria. Research clearly shows that parent involvement is critical in sustaining strong schools. Gap has its own non-profit status that provides financial and volunteer support for Gatewood students, teachers and staff.
Scholarships: Gatewood currently has no specific scholarship set up. Financial aid is provided through GOAL, the Annual Fund, and the FACTS program.
Endowments: These act like insurance funds for the future. An endowment is a fund that is restricted. Only the interest from the fund can be spent, not the principal that anchors the endowment. Only a portion of the interest or earnings from the endowment (typically 5%) can be spent annually to make sure the original funds grow over time. Endowments provide long term growth and security, and anyone can contribute to an endowment.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts: Gifts in honor of a deceased individual or loved one are an especially meaningful way to contribute to Gatewood Schools. We will inform the family that a memorial or honorary gift has been made. You may also set up a child or grandchild as a Tribute account. These gifts are also tax deductible.