Annual Fund

2016-2017 ANNUAL FUND

Goal: 100% Parent Participation

Why give to the Annual Fund?

Your tax-deductible donations are critical to the success of our School. By contributing to the Annual Fund, you are directly supporting enrichment opportunities for students, which ensures that we continue to provide a well-rounded program.  Additionally, your contributions enable HPA to keep tuition lower than other area independent schools comparable in the community.

Is everyone asked to contribute?

Yes. All members of the High Point community, including Faculty, Staff, Board Members, Alumni, and Parents are expected to participate. High community participation rates allow us to seek larger funding from foundations. Our goal is to achieve 100% participation.

How much should I give?

A gift of any size helps. We ask you to consider a donation that works best for your family. This could be a gift of $50, $500, $5,000, or more! You may also consider a gift at a higher level, in honor of High Point’s 50th Anniversary. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

What percentage of my Annual Fund dollars benefits my child?

100%. The sole purpose of HPA’s Annual Fund is to benefit students by:
  • Enhancing our academic and extra-curricular programs
  • Recruiting and retaining our excellent faculty and staff
  • Improving technology resources in the classroom and throughout the curriculum
  • Maintaining our grounds and continuing to enhance our physical campus

Do other schools have Annual Funds?

Yes. Virtually 100% of independent schools have annual funds, which help keep tuition rates affordable. The Annual Fund is an opportunity to contribute tax-deductible dollars to the school’s operating budget.

 How is the Annual Fund conducted?

The Annual Fund is truly a community effort. The Head of School and the Director of Development work closely with the Board of Trustees Development Committee to set the goal each year. Each fall the Development Office contacts current parents and the extended HPA community through direct mail, telephone or in-person solicitations for the Annual Fund. The school anticipates pledges from all parents by December 31, 2016, with payment on these pledges due by July 31, 2017. 

What are my payment options?

Your gift can be paid all at once, or you can make payments throughout the year. Checks and credit cards are preferred, but cash is also accepted. The 2016-2017 Annual Fund runs from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Consider making your pledge by December 31, 2016, even if you plan to pay at a later date—making a pledge now helps the school in its fiscal planning for the academic year. 

I can’t afford a big gift, and I’m reluctant to send a small contribution. Should I give?

Every gift counts! Small gifts add up to big results. Participation is key to sustaining and growing the Annual Fund. A gift to the Annual Fund—of any amount—helps HPA reach its goal of 100% participation.


Are Annual Fund gifts eligible for my company’s “matching gifts” program?

In most cases, yes. Please check with your company for details on their matching gift program, or call the school if you have any questions.


We are happy to answer them! Please feel free to contact Christina Mariscal Pasten, Director of Development at 626.798.8989, or via email at

Thank you for supporting High Point Academy!