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At Saddle River Day School, every member of our community matters. From the children to the Parents, to the Grandparents and to the dedicated faculty and Staff, each individual’s talents and contributions are prized. Our continued work with the wonderful children and young people here at SRDS fosters a deeply rooted and continually renewed appreciation for everything that makes this school so vibrant and successful.
The ongoing commitment and involvement of numerous people in many roles directly contributes to the vitality of our school. Each year we build upon prior efforts as we continue to grow and nurture our children and the school.
Like all other independent schools, SRDS relies on fundraising to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and actual operating expenses. A healthy Annual Fund provides the school with essential resources and enables our continued pursuit of excellence.
We strive to offer our students a truly remarkable experience, but we need your help. Our Annual Fund provides the school with mission-critical resources and each and every member of our community can help make SRDS great.
The Annual Fund: A Team Effort
The Annual Fund is the principal fundraising effort at SRDS each year. Because tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of providing an SRDS education, the school relies on the voluntary Annual Fund contributions to cover the approximate gap of $2,000 per student per year. The Annual Fund helps to fund competitive salaries for our teachers, specialized academic programming, state-of-the-art technologies, and also relieves the basic yet crucial needs of providing light, warmth, and facility upkeep.
Why is Annual Fund participation so important?
The school’s financial strength is dependent upon the participation of all members of its community. Your participation generates enthusiasm and encourages others to join you in supporting the school, and it is a key indicator to foundation and corporate donors that we have consistent support from those we serve, both past and present.
What is our goal? We are grateful for the generous and enthusiastic support of our entire community and strive for 100% participation from current families, grand parents, alumni, faculty and friends every year. Every single gift makes a difference!
Every gift is deeply appreciated. We encourage you to make a meaningful gift, in keeping with personal circumstances and reflective of the value of an SRDS education to you or your family. Gifts to the Annual Fund range in size from $10 to $100,000. No gift is too small, and each and every one is essential.
$5,000 - $9,999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499