Dollars Make a difference
Our Annual Fund Goal is to raise $140,000 from our entire school community of current families, faculty, staff, board, grandparents, and alumni families by December 31.
We strive for 100% participation from current families, faculty, staff and board members. Every gift is important. Collectively they make an enormous difference at our school. Annual Fund provides resources to the school that tuition alone can not cover.
The St. Stephen’s Annual Fund provides unrestricted operating dollars to the school. Because it is unrestricted, the Annual Fund supports a multitude of activities at every grade level and area from Orientation through 8th grade. These resources help every child learn and grow to their full potential. Learn More...
WILL YOU GIVE THE GAP?
The tuition we charge does not cover our total operating expenses.
St. Stephen’s intentionally sets tuition lower than the true cost to educate its student so tuition remains affordable for more families. This is a common practice at all private schools. We cover about 95% of our expenses with tuition and fees. The remaining 5% must be raised from charitable contributions to the Annual Fund and foundation grants.
The tuition gap is the difference between the tuition families pay and total operating expenses, divided by the number of students enrolled. Each year, it varies slightly depending on the budget and enrollment. Our current tuition gap is $1,200 per student.
This year we introduced leadership giving circles to encourage giving at the tuition gap level and above. Starting with the Bulldog Circle and above, donors will enjoy exclusive thank you events with school leadership.
Pledges and Other Payment Methods
To give online by credit card or by echeck (ACH), click on Donate Now.
To donate stock, get stock transfer instructions here or call St. Stephen's Staff Accountant at 713-821-9167.
To pledge and pay later, complete the Annual Fund Gift and Pledge Form and return to the school.
To mail a check, print the AF Brochure, and mail with your check to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 1800 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77098.