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SFC ANNUAL GIVING PROGRAM

Your giving makes a difference

Your gifts to the SFC Annual Giving Program directly impact our kids, our school and our world. Your generosity provides funding for life-changing mission trips, cutting-edge classroom technology, accessibility through financial aid, and the best professional development for our faculty. It also allows us to expand our athletic program, increase our STEAM curriculum, and make enhancements to the safety and security of our campus. Will you help us make a difference?

April 25, 2020

Annual Auction

Join us at this annual event as we raise money and celebrate together as a community. We need dozens of volunteers to help make the Annual Spring Auction & Celebration possible! To volunteer contact Ronnie Forougi at [email protected]

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Leave your legacy at SFC

If you would like to name SFC as a beneficiary of your will or estate plan, we recommend you work with an attorney. You can either establish a new will or trust, or create an amendment or codicil to your existing document. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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Your questions answered

Frequently asked questions on giving:

1. What is the SFC Annual Giving program?

The SFC Annual Giving program is the vehicle in which we generate much-needed funds to enrich the student experience at our school. Through the generosity of our families and friends, we raise the money each year that has an immediate impact on our students both in and outside the classroom. Typically, annual funds are not used for capital improvements or endowment as those are raised through other efforts.

2. Why should I give to the SFC Annual Giving program?

A donation to SFC is an eternal investment in our kids, our school, and our world. Your gifts allow us to expand student opportunities and experiences at SFC that would not exist on tuition alone. Annual Giving profoundly impacts students academic and spiritual life by providing the best practices in teaching, mission trip offerings, technology upgrades, enhanced student safety & security, athletic improvements, cutting-edge programs such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), and offers accessibility to our school through financial aid. Last year, 71% of our families made donations to SFC. With your help and support, we will reach our goal of 100% participation this year.

3. When should I make my gift?

We encourage everyone to participate during SFC Annual Giving Days in October. We look to have all donations in by December 31 to assure the dollars raised can be put to immediate use. However, SFC’s fiscal year runs through June 30, 2020, so your gift is welcome any time through that period.

4. Can I choose to designate where my annual gift goes?

Yes, you always have the option to designate with a gift of $500 or more.  We prefer to receive undesignated gifts so that school leadership can direct the funds to where they’re needed most.

5. Who gives to the SFC Annual Giving program?

We have hundreds of contributors who give with generously every year! A record 71% of our current families gave last year. Additional giving comes from grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and corporate matching gift programs.

6. How much should I give to SFC’s Annual Giving program?

We ask that each donor prayerfully consider the amount to give for their family. We do not have a designated amount for giving–every gift is appreciated and matters, no matter the amount.

7. Do auction item purchases count toward my annual gift or pledge?

No. The Annual Giving program is separate from the auction in the spring. Both raise money for the school but are distinct philanthropic efforts.

8. If I am on tuition assistance should I still give to SFC’s Annual Giving program?

Yes. Our goal is for every family to participate in our Annual Giving program. It doesn’t matter how much you donate–the important thing is that we are joined together with other families to support SFC.

9. Do you have a corporate matching gift program?

Yes. Many employers will match your gift to SFC. Check directly with your employer. Corporate matching doubles your gift and thus doubles its impact on SFC.

10. How are donors publicly recognized?

All gifts are greatly appreciated! Occasionally we recognize donors alphabetically, by name only, in SFC publications. In addition, those who donate or pledge $3000 or more by November 15, 2021, also receive 2 tickets to the annual Christmas Gala at The Grand Del Mar. Of course, we respect those wishing to give anonymously and will honor that upon request.

11. How can I get involved to help with Annual Giving program?

So glad you asked! We are always in need of additional volunteers. Please email Ronnie Forougi at [email protected] or call (858) 755-9500 x1098.

12. What are the ways to give to SFC?

Planned Gifts – There are many benefits to making a planned or estate gift to SFC including Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT’s), gift annuities, to insurance policies, to bequests.

Pledge – Give to SFC over time with a pledge agreement

Gifts of Assets – Real estate, autos and other items

13. Who do I contact to get more information about overall giving to SFC?

Please contact SFC Development Team, at [email protected] or (858) 755-8900.

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