Annual Giving: blue & gold fund
Gifts to the annual giving program through the Blue & Gold Fund directly support the operations and program enhancements for the Academy. Our goal is to raise more than $1.125 million during the 2012-2013 school year.
You can choose to designate your gift to impact a specific aspect of Shady Side life. Equally supported by current parents, parents of alumni, and alumni, your support offers our students the finest educational experiences. Thank you for your support!
Each year, the alumni from the reunion classes are asked to increase their annual giving contributions in honor of their graduation celebration and in appreciation of the excellence in education that continues to thrive at Shady Side Academy.
Please make an increased gift to the Annual Giving Program for the Blue & Gold Fund on the occasion of your Reunion. For specific reunion goals and initiatives, please e-mail Director of Annual & Corporate Giving Rick Munroe at email@example.com.
Blue & Gold Fund gifts can be designated to the following:
Allow the Academy to use your gift where it is most vitally needed. These funds are used to support the operating budget, which directly benefits our teachers, programs and operations.
These funds provide financial aid resources to help SSA enroll a student population that is highly diverse, talented and motivated to succeed in our unique community.
These funds enable faculty members to grow and share professionally throughout their careers, supporting teacher work in all academic departments, professional development activities and curricular planning.
Science & Technology
These funds help to provide current hardware, software, lab spaces and the finest curriculum across our three campuses, so that Shady Side students are on the cutting edge of science and technology.
These funds ensure that Shady Side students from PK-12 are immersed in activities that foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts while inspiring personal creativity and individual expression through theater, music and visual arts.
These funds ensure that SSA students have the opportunity to compete on championship-caliber athletic teams, maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, and build character development skills such as teamwork and self-respect.
Buildings & Grounds
Shady Side's unique architecture, dormitories, classrooms, outdoor learning spaces, labs and verdant campuses require constant care and attention. Designate your gift to this fund to help maintain the academic and athletic facilities on all three campuses, or choose the Junior, Middle or Senior School campus.
Enabling students to become self-directed learners and reach their highest potential, this fund provides access to global information and the necessary tools and resources to conduct research and solve intellectual challenges.
The five-day boarding and residential life program offer unique opportunities for students to experience increased independence and additional mentoring with faculty and coaches, as well as developing lifelong friendships with fellow boarders at the Senior School.
To make a difference today, donate online or contact Rick Munroe '84, Director of Annual and Corporate Giving, at 412-968-3044.
Levels of Giving
The Founders Society
A group of generous individuals who further the mission of Shady Side Academy through leadership gifts to the Annual Fund each year.
||$10,000 and above
Blue & Gold Circle