In many independent schools, a major gifts program is part of the fund-raising structure, especially in times when there is not an active capital campaign. A small group of volunteers work with the Head of School and development staff to identify potential donors and to secure gifts for well-defined funding objectives. This would include objectives articulated in the Strategic Plan: facilities development, endowment growth, establishing funds to fulfill initiatives of the Strategic Plan, and support for programmatic elements (e.g., the Early Learning Center, or a faculty “chair” for curriculum development, science, etc.).
If you are interested in making a major gift to St. Thomas School, or would like more information on gift ideas or naming opportunities, please contact Judith North, Director of Development, or call 425.454.5880.