Every year, Blue and White Fund gifts provide Gulf Stream with the necessary resources to fulfill the School’s greatest and most immediate needs.
Enhancing the Gulf Stream School Experience
It is a school-wide effort designed to strengthen and sustain extraordinary opportunities for every student, teacher, and program on campus. The School offers each donor the flexibility to direct their gift to a specific area of interest.
The Blue and White Fund Quick Facts
Gifts to the Blue and White Fund are 100% tax deductible as contributions to a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Every gift counts! Gifts of any amount are encouraged and appreciated.
Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card, or donated stock.
A pledge to the Blue and White Fund counts as participation. Pledges, which must be fulfilled by June 30, can be spread out with recurring payments, potentially creating a larger gift.
The Blue and White Fund qualifies for most corporate matching gift programs.
A gift of $2,500 qualifies donors for the 1938 Leadership Circle.
How Your Donations Help
These areas represent the most fundamental elements of the Gulf Stream School educational programs and experiences.
Where it’s Needed the Most
Gulf Stream School prioritizes areas of greatest need and is able to fulfill beyond the budget teacher requests, programmatic needs, and special projects.
The Gulf Stream School faculty are passionate educators who lead and serve as valued mentors to our students in and out of the classroom. Their passionate pursuit of excellence through continuing education, professional development, and peer collaboration exposes them to improved methods and materials allowing them to hone their skills and master their craft.
A Gulf Stream School education should be available to the most capable and deserving students in our community regardless of their financial means. Support attracts and retains students who display a strong desire and proven ability to succeed in all aspects of campus and academic life.
Gulf Stream School strives to challenge every student by offering high quality core academic programs that complement one another and appropriately address the needs of all students. Support ensures that all core academic programs receive the necessary funding to evolve by providing enhancements and materials for every grade and discipline.
Innovation and Technology
Gulf Stream School encourages students to imagine, create, explore, discover, and develop new levels of personal and educational growth through the use of new and existing technology. Support provides our students and faculty insight into the global community and access to all that lies beyond our campus and community.
Curriculum Enrichment Offerings
Gulf Stream School stresses the development of the whole child and feels strongly that exposing children to opportunities in the arts, athletics, and other extracurricular areas is important and beneficial to each students’ development, growth, and overall academic success.
Blue & White Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I give to the Blue & White Fund?
Gifts to the Blue and White Fund provide Gulf Stream with the most flexibility to attend to the school’s greatest and most immediate areas of need. Every year, we prioritize special projects, teacher requests, and programmatic needs. Blue and White Fund gifts help us realize those goals and fulfill the high expectations of our students, parents, and faculty.
Why is 100% participation so important?
We are building a culture of philanthropy, which is a common sense of responsibility for supporting Gulf Stream. Also, there is a direct correlation between percentage of participation and the amount of money raised. Typically, higher participation translates into more financial success. Finally, other donors often look at the level of participation as a measure of an institution’s health and future potential. Donors considering gifts want to be sure their investment will have a positive impact in the future rather than being used to cover a debt, pay a bill, or simply keep an organization afloat.
We typically give near the end of the School year. Can we wait until then?
Certainly. In order to include you as a participant, all we need now is a pledge. It can be honored any time prior to June 30th.
Why doesn't tuition cover expenses related to maintaining and improving the quality of a Gulf Stream School experience?
Increasing tuition would make attendance unaffordable for some and might discourage prospective families from considering Gulf Stream as a viable option for their child(ren). Minimizing tuition increases ensures that the School can retain, attract, and potentially enroll the area’s best students.
Will we be asked to participate in other campaigns or fundraisers every year?
Because our goal is to streamline and simplify the ways in which we ask for your support, we will focus on only two major fundraisers every year. The Blue and White Fund will run from October through December. The Parents’ Auxiliary organizes one major event in the Spring. These two initiatives directly support our School’s mission and benefit the students and faculty. Periodically, we will launch a capital campaign to be used for construction and/or to increase the School’s endowment.
Blue & White Fund Donor Recognition Levels
Giving levels provide structure, recognition, and purpose for donors who are committed to sustaining and supporting Gulf Stream School. Membership in any of the recognition levels is determined by actual contributions (not pledges) made to the School between July 1st and June 30th every year.
Gifts of $2,500 or more during the fiscal year qualify the donor(s) for membership. Every year, members are recognized at a reception for their leadership and generosity.