Celebrate Giving Tuesday by giving to Geneva School.
The first $10,000 given on Giving Tuesday will be matched by a generous donor. Thank you for considering Geneva School on this national day of philanthropy.
Your gifts to the Geneva Fund enable the School to fulfill its mission of providing an excellent classical education within a Christian perspective. Your gifts are needed, are fully deductible, and are much appreciated.
Each year the Geneva Fund provides vital and unrestricted support for the basic operations of the School: professional development, scholastic programming, financial aid, athletic and extracurricular programs. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for supporting Geneva School!
Geneva Fund FAQ:
Where does my Fund contribution go?
The Geneva Fund ensures that the mission of the School can be carried out each year within budget. The Fund provides for ongoing support of all School academic initiatives, professional development, athletic teams, and arts programs. For instance, last year's (2018-2019) Geneva Fund allowed for, among other things, the hiring of additional support for physical education classes, academic support, and after-school activities.
When can I contribute?
Although we encourage gifts in the first 100 days (October 16, 2019 through January 24, 2020), we accept gifts throughout the year. Our fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.
How do I give a matching gift from my employer or company?
Many companies match the contributions made by an employee or spouse. Click here to discover whether or not your company has a matching gift program. As the donor, you will receive credit for both the original gift and the matching gift amount. In this way, your gift is doubled! Contact the Director of Development if you need any assistance with securing a matching gift.
What is 100 Days of Generosity?
During the first 100 days of the Fund drive, we want to highlight the beauty of generosity in all its many forms. We seek to celebrate kindness and generosity among students and faculty and to communicate frequently about the acts of kindness all around the School. We will also hold a friendly competition among classes to encourage 100% participation from each class.
- The first class to reach 100% by January 24, 2020, wins an ice cream party. Three winners awarded: one each from Preschool, Lower School, and Upper School.
- The second class to reach 100% by January 24, 2020, wins cookies for their class. Three winners awarded: one each from Preschool, Lower School, and Upper School.
Why is 100% participation so important?
We always stress to our School families the importance of 100% participation. While some families will be able to give a large gift, others will not be able to do so. All gifts are important and appreciated. Full participation from School families, Board members, staff, and faculty communicates to our external donors and prospective foundations the level of commitment from those within the community who are most closely associated with the School. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students.
What’s so great about generosity?
As a community of Christian believers, we know first-hand the lavish blessing of eternal life from our loving Heavenly Father. For Christians, generosity expresses in tangible ways the goodness we have received from God. In the Bible, generosity is linked to one’s contentment of spirit (Philippians 4), to a rich understanding of God's grace, and to the pursuit of excellence: “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:7).