The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Saint James School. Those who give to this fund—including nearly 100 percent of staff and faculty, more than 75 percent of parents, and more than 40 percent of alumni in a typical year—have the satisfaction of knowing that these donations make a significant impact. Your gifts touch the lives of every student and faculty member, every day of the year.
Money raised for the Annual Fund campaign is a vital means of bridging the gap between tuition income and the School’s total operating expenses. Each year, this fund provides financial aid for deserving students, supports the purchase of necessary academic and extracurricular equipment, ensures educational, enrichment and entertainment opportunities for students, and helps maintain the School’s academic and athletic facilities. Gifts to this fund are unrestricted, allowing School’s leadership to determine where this support is most needed, and can do the most good. Your Annual Fund contributions are at the heart of all that we do, and all that we give to our students.
Every year, parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, foundations, and friends of the School donate over $1 million to the Annual Fund, covering approximately 10 percent of the School’s operating budget. We invite you to help us maintain our tradition of excellence in education by donating to the Annual Fund each year. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and valued.
Annual Fund Leadership: 2019 - 20 School Year
The Annual Fund relies on the efforts of volunteers from each of the School’s constituencies to achieve its success. The following individuals have graciously volunteered their time to chair the following Annual Fund Committees:
Mrs. Ann C. Davis (Chip ’98, Kathryn ’05, and Bryan ’06) – Board of Trustees
Mr. Sidney A. Huguenin, IV ’01 – Alumnus
Mr. William F. Durham ’85 (Elizabeth ’20) – Co-Chair, Parents
Mr. Timothy E. Almany (Tucker ’17, Griffin ’20) – Co-Chair, Parents
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Abeles (Zach '10, Connor '14 & Sophia '16) – Past Parents
Mr. Theodore R. Camp – Faculty
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
Whether you make a gift to the Annual Fund, a capital project, the endowment, or through a planned gift, your support makes a real difference.