Why is my participation so important?
The Schoolhouse needs every member of its community to make a gift to the Schoolhouse Fund. A high rate of participation is an important measure of involvement by the School community. Support by foundations and corporations are positively influenced by such strong, broad internal support. Depending on individual financial circumstances, contributions vary from $50 to $20,000 or more.
Why must money be raised every year in addition to tuition?
As with all independent schools, our Board of Trustees sets tuition below the cost of educating each student to offer broader accessibility. To make up the difference, tax-deductible gifts to the Schoolhouse Fund help to balance the budget and moderate modest tuition increases while enabling the Schoolhouse to attract the best faculty and students for our community.
How much am I expected to give?
Our hope is that you will make Hollywood Schoolhouse your primary philanthropic priority. We ask that you contribute at a level that is personally meaningful and that makes sense for your family, keeping in mind the number of children you have at the Schoolhouse.
What is a matching gift?
Many employers match employee's contributions dollar for dollar--doubling the size of your gift! Please take the time to see if your employer has one.
Does giving to the Building Excellence Capital Campaign replace giving to the Schoolhouse Fund?
Because Building Excellence targets specific projects, giving to this campaign does not replace annual fundraising initiatives. An easier way to think of it is this: giving to Building Excellence allows us to construct new classrooms, and giving to the Schoolhouse Fund pays for the electricity to keep the Smart Boards plugged in.