Annual Fund

Every year, funds provided by generous donors to the Annual Fund are immediately put to work at Falmouth Academy, ensuring a meaningful and transformative educational experience for our students. This unrestricted fund supports the work of our dedicated faculty, provides aid for our students, enables our sports teams to compete across the Cape and students to find their voice in rhetoric class or chorus rehearsal. It helps pay for critical infrastructure improvements and provides support when unexpected expenses or exciting opportunities arise.

Like most independent schools, proceeds from the Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of educating our students. Currently the Annual Fund provides seven percent of the school's annual operating costs. From the moment the doors open in the fall, approximately $2,100 dollars of every child's learning experience is supported by gifts to the Annual Fund for Falmouth Academy.

Annual Fund Giving Societies

  • Founders Circle (gifts of $10,000 or more)
  • Revels Society (gifts of $5,000-$9,999)
  • Isti Mirant Stella Guild (gifts of $2.500-$4,999)
  • Athens/Sparta Club (gifts of $1,000-$2,499)
  • Head of School’s List (gifts of $500-$999)
  • Honor Society (gifts of $250-$499)
  • Scholars (gifts of $1 to $249)

Did you know that some employers match their employee’s contributions to organizations like Falmouth Academy? Please check with your human resources department to find out if you qualify. Matching Gifts count as part of your total giving contribution and may increase your giving society level.

We appreciate gifts of any amount. All donors are acknowledged in our annual Report to Donors. Individuals making major gifts of $1,000 or more to the Fund are invited to our Leadership Donor Party held annually at the beginning of each school year.

Your participation can unlock new funds from charitable foundations.

The act of giving itself carries an added bonus for Falmouth Academy. Your contribution to the Annual Fund increases a key fundraising benchmark: the "Participation Rate." For instance, the higher participation rates climb, the greater our advantage as we compete for grants from foundations and other philanthropic organizations. These funds have tremendous power to benefit the entire Falmouth Academy community, and your Annual Fund participation holds the key.

The Falmouth Academy Senior Parent Gift is an important part of the Annual Fund. Parents and families of the graduating class have collectively dedicated their Annual Fund donations to support a key project or initiative, to support teacher professional development, and to build endowment for the long-term benefit of the school, the faculty and its students.

Easy ways to give:

Gifts may be given as a lump sum, as a pledge with installments payable by June 30, or in automatic monthly amounts. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the IRS code. Please visit our Ways to Give page or follow the link to give online.

ONLINE GIVING

If you have any questions about the Annual Fund, please contact the Development Office at 508-457-9696 or email development@falmouthacademy.org.