The Annual Fund

Like most independent schools, All Saints’ depends on the generosity of current families, grandparents, board of directors, alumni, faculty, and friends to carry out the mission of the school. We value your gift of time, talent and resources as tuition alone does not cover the full cost of an All Saints’ education. When you make a contribution of any size, you are joining a community of family and friends who help ensure that we can provide each child with an extraordinary educational experience and maintain the long-term financial health of the school.

The Annual Fund is one of our most important sources of revenue. Tuition covers only 75% of the total cost of a student’s education. Gifts to the Annual Fund bridge the gap between tuition income and the full cost of an All Saints’ education. Unlike tuition, Annual Fund donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Every year, Annual Fund gifts help the school invest in our incredible faculty, maintain a low student-teacher ratio even with overall enrollment growth, enhance our classroom resources, create new programs and professional development opportunities, and continue All Saints’ commitment to providing a high quality, student-centered education to all families.

This year, Annual Fund gifts will also fund three specific projects including technology upgrades and interactive board replacements, upgrades to the library and STEM lab spaces, and a redesign of the teaching and learning garden.

You can make your tax-deductible gift by check, credit card, stock or securities.

Give by Phone
You can call Ashley Stokes at (843) 662.8134 to discuss your gift.
Give by Mail
Please make your check payable to All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and mail to:
1425 Cherokee Road
Florence, SC 29501
Securities Gifts
Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash; you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, and you may not be required to pay capital gains tax. To make a stock gift, please contact Ashley Stokes at (843)662.8134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for stock transfer instructions.
Matching Gifts
If your company has a matching gift program, make a gift through your employer website aor give directly to All Saints’ and submit documentation as instructed by your company’s match program and the impact of your gift can be doubled or even tripled.

Technology Upgrades: Interactive Boards (View Sonic Boards)

This year, 19 Promethean Boards need replacement throughout our campus including in classrooms and specials classrooms. We are replacing these boards with interactive View Sonic boards that are recommended for educational use.

Our teachers and students use interactive boards every day in the following ways:

  • displaying and presenting content in all subject areas via photos, videos, drawings, websites, etc.
  • for interactive writing purposes (handwriting instruction, model teaching, and editing)
  • as a tool to display and teach reading strategies (highlighting, shared texts/books, sight words)
  • as a whiteboard for student use
  • use for distance learning (engaging in the

Library and STEM Lab Upgrades

As our library transforms into an innovative 21st century learning space, we have designed an upgrade with an adaptable layout, flexible seating, areas suited to specific tasks, a work area, and available technology.

Our Parent Guild has generously purchased the campfire seating. The 6th grade class last year gifted us 4 stools for collaborative seating.

The remaining items are the independent reading areas and the instructional area.

Our current STEM lab is designed as a traditional, single-function classroom for lecture and experiment. Classroom environment is a big factor that affects the learning process. This redesign will allow for project-based and collaborative learning and the availability to reconfigure throughout the day based on each specific project.

Teaching and Learning Garden

The teaching garden is being redesigned to include a tricycle/balance bike track, raised beds for planting fruits, vegetables, and flowers, an amphitheater for all grades to conduct puppet shows, readers theaters, and even concerts, an engineering station with outdoor blocks for building and problem solving, and more.

Thank you to all sponsors and contributors to the 2021 BBQ fundraiser last year! We raised $28,000 to begin the redesign of the Teaching and Learning Garden.

Granger Landscaping Company will begin work this week on this project. We are raising additional monies to fund other features of the garden including: the amphitheater, mud kitchen, balance beam, water center, project area, and engineering station.

There are several specific naming opportunities available including: View Sonic Boards, areas in the library and STEM lab, and areas in the Teaching and Learning Garden. Please contact Ashley Stokes for more information.

Technology Upgrades:
  • View Sonic Boards: $2,300
Teaching and Learning Garden:
  • Amphitheater: Contact Ashley Stokes
  • Fencing: Contact Ashley Stoke
  • The Outdoor Blocks Engineering Center: $10,000
  • Tricycle Track: $10,000
  • Bridge: $3,000 (Donor Pledged)
  • Dry Creek: $3,000
  • Project/Picnic Area: $2,500
  • Balance Beam: $5,000
  • Cascading Water Center: $2,500
Plants/Flowers for Teaching and Learning Garden:
  • Little Limelight Hydrangeas: $500
  • Blue Hydrangeas: $500
  • Little Gem Magnolias: $1500
  • Tea Olive bushes: $500
  • Nutall Oak Tree: $1,000
Library Opportunities:
  • Independent Reading Area: (4 chairs, 2 drum tables) $7,500
  • Ottotable in Campfire Section: $2,500
  • Instructional Area: $20,000
  • Collaborative Workspace: $7,500
  • View Sonic Board: $2,300 (Donor Pledged)
What Are This Year’s Goals?
The 2021 Annual Fund goals are $125,000 and 100% participation. Both goals are equally important to All Saints’. Gifts of all sizes add up to a truly meaningful sum for the school, and every gift puts us one step closer to our goals.
Why Is Participation Important?
  • It’s one measure of the strength of the All Saints’ community and sends an important message to leadership donors that there is broad-based support for the school. 
  • All Saints’ is connected with independent school associations including NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools), PAIS (Palmetto Association of Independent Schools), and is evaluated by SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association). High levels of giving and participation are seen as a sign of a healthy educational organization and bode well for any accreditation evaluation. 
  • Collective giving adds up! We are grateful of your contribution of any size.  
How Much Should I Give?
  • Every gift, of every size, is important to All Saints’ and provides vital support for students and faculty. Last year, gifts ranged from $50-$5,000 and the most frequent gift was $1,000. 
  • Gifts of $1,000 per student close the gap between tuition and the full cost of an All Saints’ education. 

 

23% of All Saints’ families have participated in giving to the Annual Fund as of 10/21/21. 

Thank you for supporting the Annual Fund!

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