The FPD Annual Fund provides funding for needs of the school that go beyond revenue received through tuition. With Annual Fund gifts, FPD is able to supplement and enhance our programming, allowing our students to have the highest quality learning environment. Every gift makes a difference.
2017-2018 Goal: $250,000
Proposed projects for the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Dollars:
Tennis Complex construction & Peake Cross Country Trail expansion along with adjacent parking area and landscaping
Precision electronic balances, melting point apparatus, and microdistillation kits for science
Pitch Count Scoreboard for baseball
Digital cameras for photography classes
Amp for the Girardeau Soccer Field House
Q. What is the Annual Fund?
A. The Annual Fund is the avenue through which our families and friends are able to enrich the educational experiences of the students at FPD. This fund allows us to enhance resources and opportunities beyond the basic educational costs covered by tuition. It provides state-of-the-art resources and technology in classrooms, modernized science and language labs, campus renovations and updates, additions to our athletic and Fine Arts programs, and gifts for the Tuition Assistance Program.
Q. How does FPD utilize the Annual Fund gifts?
A. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the administration works closely with faculty and staff to formulate a list of prioritized needs for FPD. Donations given to the Annual Fund are spent on these necessities.
Q. Is my gift tax deductible?
A. FPD is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, so gifts made to the school do qualify for a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for rules governing your tax situation.
Q. Why should my gift be unrestricted?
A. Annual Fund gifts are typically unrestricted so that they may be used wherever they are needed the most. This enables the administration and faculty to make sure that the specific needs of FPD are met. Of course, gifts which are designated to a particular program are also welcome.
Q. Who gives to the Annual Fund?
A. FPD receives Annual Fund support from all members of the FPD community including parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, board members, friends of the school and foundations.
Q. Why should I give to the Annual Fund?
A. As a member of the FPD community, your gift to the Annual Fund is important because it shows your support of FPD and its mission of “educating and equipping students to change the world for God’s glory.” The continued growth and strengthening of FPD is made possible by the gifts made to the Annual Fund each year.