The Annual Fund is St. Patrick’s yearly campaign to raise funds to bridge the gap between tuition income and our operating budget. Tuition covers approximately 82% of the cost of a St. Patrick’s education with the remainder made up through tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund. Your support is essential to bringing the St. Patrick’s experience to life for our students.



Join us at the level that you feel most comfortable and please know every gift goes straight back into our beloved School. 

Crystal Shamrock Society*$25,000 and above
Legacy Circle* $15,000 – 24,999
Heritage Circle* $10,000-14,999
Scholars’ Circle* $5,000-9,999
Head of School’s Circle*$2,500-4,999
Stewardship Club $1,500-2,499
1963 Club $500-1,499
Honor Roll $250-499
Friend $1-249 

*Leadership Level Gifts – Donors contributing a yearly gift of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund will be invited to a Donor Leadership Appreciation Party in the Spring of 2024.


Funds from Annual Giving bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the actual cost of providing the foundational St. Patrick’s experience.  Your generous contribution makes a direct impact on our School by enhancing the educational experience of our students. Furthermore, 100% of the Annual Giving contributions go directly to funding the operating expenses and all gifts are tax deductible.

At St. Patrick’s we do not require or request a specific amount. Instead, we ask that families give an amount that is generous and meaningful for them.

Yes! Each year the Annual Fund strives to reach a financial goal and participation goals. Our goal this year is 100% participation from parents, faculty and staff, and our Board of Trustees. Your participation confirms to the community, foundations and other potential donors, the dedication of each family to provide a top tier education for their child. We appreciate everyone’s gift, no matter the amount. 

Our goal is to keep tuition as low as possible for our community and tuition only covers approximately 82% of our overall operating costs. The Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition income and operating expenses which include educational materials, teachers’ salaries, the tuition assistance program, and facilities maintenance.

All gifts made to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and spent in the school year that they are received. Your gift has an impact on students, faculty and staff, and our campus. Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

We ask that pledges be fulfilled by June 30, 2024. It is helpful if you make your commitment early in the fiscal year, even if you don’t pay until later.

Matching gifts make a big difference! If we receive a matching gift from your employer in the same fiscal year your donation is made, we will credit your gift as well as the matching gift as your total gift to the Annual Fund.


Donations may be made online at or by sending a check payable to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School. There is also the option of donating stocks. Please contact the School Office at (805)497-1416 for more information.