Annual Giving

List of 5 items.

  • What is the Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund is our primary fundraising campaign to which alumni, parents, faculty and friends make unrestricted gifts that flow directly into Suffield Academy’s operating budget each year.

  • Did you know that tuition only covers 80% of a Suffield Academy education?

    Suffield Academy, like other independent schools, receives funding from several sources: tuition, endowment income, gifts, and other fees (i.e., Summer Academy). The school relies on unrestricted gifts raised through the Annual Fund in order to bridge the gap between the revenue from tuition and the actual cost of educating a Suffield student. Suffield must carry out a successful annual giving program in order to keep tuition increases to a minimum and to support the daily operations of the school.

  • How is the Annual Fund money used?

    Unrestricted donations to the Annual Fund support every aspect of the school's operating budget including:

             financial aid
                                  the arts
                                       student life
                                                 buildings and grounds

                                                                  faculty compensation
    Everything that makes a Suffield education one of the finest in the world!
    In total, the unrestricted Annual Fund accounts for 9% of the school's operating budget. 

  • When do I donate to the Annual Fund?

    Each fiscal year we ask the Suffield family to make gifts to the Annual Fund. Suffield’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

  • How much should I give to the Annual Fund

    Each gift, no matter the amount, touches the lives of our students. We encourage every member of our family to participate in the Annual Fund and make a gift in any amount that is appropriate to their circumstances.

Fiscal Year
Annual Fund $ Alumni Participation Parent Participation




2016 $2,412,816 42% 89%
2015 $2,411,962 42% 87%
2014 $2,365,637 40% 90%
2013 $2,222,953 40% 87%
2012 $2,134,014 40% 90%
2011 $$2,112,269 40% 93%

Current Year Annual Fund Progress

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $2,500,000.00
Last Year Amount $2,470,366.00



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