From the day Seven Rivers Christian School opened its doors in the fall of 1988, our mission has remained the same. We are steadfastly committed to providing an excellent education grounded in the Christian faith. And each year, Seven Rivers Christian School makes an appeal to all parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school, asking for their support of this mission through the Annual Fund. A gift to the Annual Fund goes into the operating budget for the fiscal year, enhancing the school’s resources and helping ensure that students have exceptional opportunities in the areas of academics, athletics, and the arts.
Why is our Annual Fund campaign necessary? With the exception of money from the VPK program, we do not receive state or federal funding for our school. We rely solely on tuition, Florida corporations who invest in the Step Up program, and the graciousness of Seven Rivers Church. Tuition income serves primarily to fund teacher salaries, curriculum materials, and administrative costs. However, the full cost of providing an SRCS education exceeds the tuition that we bring in, and we depend on generous contributors to bridge that gap.
Some schools allow fundraising in which children sell cookie dough, candy bars, or popcorn, and the school receives a small portion of the sales income. Instead of this approach, the Annual Fund allows students to be about the business of learning while ensuring that 100% of your contribution goes directly to the school.
The Annual Fund drive begins in September and runs through the end of the year. Gifts are voluntary, but we desire for everyone to play a role in advancing the school's mission by participating in the Annual Fund. Parent participation expresses a commitment to the quality educational experience of our students. Pledges at all levels are needed and help us reach our goal, whether the pledge is $25 or $2,500. We hope you believe in our mission and will prayerfully consider supporting us in this endeavor.