What is the Annual Fund?
Community School’s Annual Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity for families, alumni and friends of the school to support the resources and programs that are essential to our focus on the whole child. Annually, profits from the Strawberry Festival combined with gifts to the Annual Fund, support nearly 10% of Community School’s budget. A successful Strawberry Festival, underwritten by sponsors and staffed by volunteers, makes up over half of the money we are able to raise each year. Donations to Community School support supplemental programs for our students as well as professional development for our teachers. Over the past year, our investments in technology upgrades and teacher training that make it possible to continue to offer an engaging curriculum while distance learning are especially significant. Please consider donating to Community School’s Annual Fund to help us bridge this gap.
Questions? Please contact our office at 540-563-5036 or Development@communityschool.net.
Annual Fund FAQ
Donations can be made in cash, check or secure online donation. You can make it a one time gift or a reoccurring donation. You may also show your support by pledging now and honoring that pledge by July 31. For information about stock transfers, planned giving and tax-deductible scholarship gifts, please see our Ways to Give page.
Checks may be made payable to Community School and mailed to:
7815 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
**Please write “Donation” in the memo line of your check.**
You may make a gift or a pledge at any time, but we ask that you do so before July 31, the end of the school’s fiscal year.
We ask that you support the Annual Fund to the best of your ability. Participation is important. High participation is a vote of confidence in our school and can have an impact on gifts from outside sources. Most foundations consider family participation rates before agreeing to donate to a school.
Many organizations have a philanthropic matching gift program. Please ask your employer if they will match a charitable donation to Community School.
Yes! Community School is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.