A Watershed education is hands-on and staff-intensive. Our budget is shaped by the need to maintain a low staffing ratio and the resources to take students across town and across the world.
Many parents new to private schools are surprised to learn that tuition does not cover the full cost of a private school education. Only 79% of our budget is covered by tuition and fees. 8% comes from long-term philanthropy and grants, 7% comes from grants and conferences, and the last 6% comes from annual giving, through the Annual Fund and other fundraising events.
The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising campaign that provides unrestricted funds to the school and it runs from July 1st through June 30th. As an independent school, Watershed operates without financial support from local, state and federal governments, relying instead on tuition income and a strong Annual Fund to sustain the school financially.
Our goal is to raise $1,200 for every student enrolled, which sets our $97,200 goal for 2016-2017. Regardless of the amount given, every contribution to the Annual Fund significantly impacts the education of our students and helps to keep tuition costs from rising.
Last year, 100% of Watershed families pledged to the Annual Fund at a level that worked for them. When we work together as a community, one person’s $25 gift, another’s $100 gift, and still another’s $1,000 gift combine to have an overwhelming influence on the education of our students. The bottom line is this: your gift of any amount supports the people and programs that make Watershed so special.
Adventurer: Up to $500
Your donation allows us to run an innovative, high-quality program that makes students love coming to school every day.
We've made giving to Watershed's Annual Fund easy!
Giving online is a fast, safe, and secure way to donate to Watershed.
Two places you can give online:
Click here to make your gift via Paypal.
Click here to make your gift via Coloradogives.org.
Checks can be made payable to:
ATTN: Annual Fund
1661 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Don't forget, many employers match their employee’s gifts to non-profits. You may be able to double or triple the amount Watershed receives by submitting matching gift forms, and you will receive credit for the total gift!
Thank you for supporting the people and programs that make Watershed so special!
contact our development office
Interested in supporting Watershed with a financial gift? Please contact Sheri Replane, our Director of Development, Events, and Possibilities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.
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