Annual Giving

2013-2014 Annual Fund


Updated 11/15/13

A special THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the 2011-2012 Anual Fund!

What is the Annual Fund and why is annual giving important?

The Annual Fund is a vital component of SPSG’s operating budget. As with most independent schools, tuition only covers 84% of the cost of an SPSG education. Philanthropy, particularly the Annual Fund, bridges the gap between what tuition covers and the remaining cost of an SPSG education

Each year, SPSG relies on the generosity of alumnae, parents, trustees, grandparents, faculty, and friends of the school to support the Annual Fund. Your charitable contributions allow SPSG to:

  • Attract and retain the best faculty with competitive compensation, benefits, and professional development opportunities
  • Provide students with the most up-to-date technology
  • Strengthen extracurricular programs, including athletics and the arts
  • Offer exceptional educational experiences, including field trips and study-abroad programs
  • Maintain and improve campus facilities

Current Needs

The Annual Fund provides key programmatic financial support, including financing new classroom supplies, new computers, sporting events and cultural events. Specifically, the Annual Fund has helped equip classrooms and labs with innovative technology to enhance student/teacher interaction; funded graduate study for teachers; bolstered community service and outreach programs; and brought artists-in-residence to SPSG to inspire students. In recent years, families of all income levels have been impacted by the economy, resulting in an increased need for financial aid. The Annual Fund also provides critical funding for financial aid, which helps to keep tuition increases at a minimum and allows SPSG to stay true to our mission by retaining and attracting a diverse, high-performing student-body.

Because SPSG is a young school with an endowment smaller than many of our peer institutions, the Annual Fund is essential to ensuring the financial viability of the school.

Make a pledge or gift online »

For more information, please contact Nancy Stromberg, Director of Donor Relations, at 443.632.1012.

Online Giving     Online Pledge

Annual Fund Leadership

  • Leo and Marcy Kelly, Annual Fund Chairs
  • Nora Locke May ’68 and Adriene N. Boone ’02, Alumnae Annual Fund Co-Chairs
Gift Designations

Unrestricted annual gifts are important because they allow the school to use the funds where they are most needed. However, annual gifts may also be designated to support the following areas:

  • Athletics
  • Arts & Theater Programs
  • Chaplaincy & Outreach
  • Choral & Dance Programs
  • Faculty Enrichment
  • Financial Aid
  • Technology
Leadership Giving and Recognition Opportunities

Annual gifts of all sizes are very much needed and appreciated. However, leadership gifts are critical to the success of the Annual Fund. If you are interested in making a leadership gift to the Annual Fund, the following Leadership Giving Clubs are recognized:

Founders Society $25,000 and above
Leadership Circle $15,000 to $24,999
Epistle Club $10,000 to $14,999
Levering Club $5,000 to $9,999
Headmistress Circle $2,500 to $4,999
1959 Society $1,959 to $2,499
Spiritus Gladius Club $1,000 to $1,958
Green & White Club $500 to $999
*Young Alumnae Club $150 to $499

*Only for alumnae graduated in the last 10 years.

The Loyalty Circle: SPSG is grateful to everyone who supports the Annual Fund year after year regardless of giving level. The Loyalty Circle recognizes those who have consistently supported the Annual Fund for five or more years.