Roots School is an independent, nonprofit, private school, and one of the ways that we sustain our operations is through charitable contributions. One of our most important fundraising campaigns is the Annual Fund.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a way for our Roots community to contribute resources that are put to work immediately to support our school. Parents, grandparents, staff and board members are all an important part of the Annual Fund campaign. The Annual Fund is a vital source of operating income and ensures the strength and success of our programs. It provides immediate, flexible resources that can help support what makes Roots special – small class sizes, music and art enrichment, field trips, and more.
Why should I contribute to the Annual Fund?
In order to keep our tuition affordable, we also need the support of charitable donations. And when foundations consider us for grants, one of their many requirements is that families are contributing to the Annual Fund. Your support is a measure of the health of our school, and foundations use this measurement when awarding grant funds.
The Annual Fund is an additional investment in the education of your child and an important source of revenue to guarantee the financial health of Roots School.
With your help, we exceeded our goal of raising $6,000 by October 1! This year we have had many additional expenses due to COVID-19. These include new desks for all students, daily professional cleaning and sanitizing, additional staffing, and much more. Tuition only covers a portion of our expenses - please help us bridge the gap!