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2015-2016 Fundraising Wrap-Up

The Annual Fund raised more than last year and participation is on the rise–so far we have raised $187,500 in the 2015-16 school year. While we greatly appreciate the large donations we received this year that allowed us to exceed our overall fundraising goals, we would still love to reach 100% community participation in the Annual Fund! The school’s fiscal year ends June 30. If those who have not yet given do so in the next month, we can still reach our goal of 100% participation in the Annual Fund, which is crucial for us to be well-positioned as we seek funding from foundations, businesses, and individuals beyond the school.

Every gift counts! Click here to give today. Do you think you have already made a donation? Check out the list of 2015-2016 Donors to see if your name is listed, and listed correctly. If you have any questions, or would like help making your donation to the school, please contact our Development Director, Keelan (; 512-623-5419).

A special thanks to our Annual Fund Captain, Roseana Auten, and our team of Annual Fund Representatives: Susan Bremer, Amy Estes, Michelle Gardella, Jennifer Carley Gatti, Chris Hart, Nick Lateur, Katy Levit, Lara Schmidl-Simandi, Heather Vickers, and Lara Weber. We know the personal connection that is added by our reps makes a big difference to our success.

Campus Participation:

76 gifts from ECC
78% participation

100 gifts from Elementary
79% participation

132 gifts from MS/HS
67% participation

286 Total Annual Fund gifts from students’ parents
391 Total Annual Fund donations received

Other Development Results:

Congratulations to our Parent Development Team for raising record amounts throughout the year: Roseana Auten, Amie Hershberger, Amy Estes, Jessica Evans, Jennifer Carley Gatti, Chris Hart, Katy Levit, Carolina Reid, and Heather Vickers

  • November:  Screen Free Holiday Technology Fast – 457 hours completed, $357.00 raised
  • December:  Giving Tuesday at Phil’s & Amy’s – 225 people checked in at the counter, $800.00 raised
  • February:  Community Night at Midway Food Park – 64+ families came, $402.50 raised
  • February-May:  Elementary Campus Fund-a-Need item: Xylophone – $831 raised, the music program will be ordering the instrument!
  • February-May: Early Childhood Campus Fund-a-Need item: Table and benches – $780 raised, need $480 more to purchase.
  • February-May: Middle and High School Fund-a-Need item: School Musical – $568 raised to support production costs
  • February-March:  Fuse Feasts: Sponsorships, dinner tickets and silent auction raised $4,902
  • March: Amplify Austin: 67 donations to the Tuition Assistance Fund, $50,417 raised
  • January-May:  Grants: $69,800

Other Contributions:

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year great through donations of goods and services as well. Those who contributed in this way during the fall semester should have received a letter in January. If you made an in-kind contribution to the school this spring, please fill out this form by June 30 to receive an acknowledgement letter for your tax files. If you have not received this letter for a contribution you made, please follow-up with our Development Director, Keelan (; 512-623-5419).

If you are interested in being part of the team that puts the FUN into fundraising for next year, please reach out to Keelan. Ideas, volunteers and supporters are always welcome!

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