Dear Fellow St. Paul’s Parents,
For as long as I can remember St. Paul’s School has been a part of our lives. Liz and I both graduated from St. Paul’s in 1996. Then after college we unexpectedly became St. Paul’s School employees when Liz taught Journalism and Yearbook while I coached football. Fast forward to today and we are proud St. Paul’s parents. Our collective experiences as students, staff, volunteers and current parents has only solidified our love for St. Paul’s School. Over that time we have seen first-hand how the influence of great teachers, passionate coaches and a tireless administration can impact a child’s growth and personal development. Today we hope and pray for this continued influence on our daughters Blake (10th), Livy (8th) and Sophie (5th).
It is not lost on us how fortunate we are to be able to send our children to St. Paul’s. The financial commitment is significant for us as it is for all of you. However, the reality is that our tuition dollars only cover about 80% of the costs to operate the school each year. As a result, St. Paul’s relies on additional funding from the annual Saints’ Fund to bridge the gap. Every year we personally make a commitment to support the School above and beyond the cost of tuition. We sleep well knowing that our investment each year is being put to good use and enhancing the overall student experience. For example, last year the Saints’ Fund was instrumental in ensuring a safe return to in-person learning in addition to construction of a new classroom to support Kindergarten expansion, continued expansion of new math curriculum, a new robotics program, and much more.
We hope that you will join us in making a gift to the Saints’ Fund this year. For over a decade, 100% of our St. Paul’s faculty and staff have given to the Saints’ Fund every year. They are deeply committed to our children and to preparing them for success, year after year. Let’s support our generous staff as they devote not only their time, but also their resources to our most precious asset - our children.
Thanks in advance for your generosity and consideration.
John and Liz Ferguson
Current Parent Chairs
2021-2022 Saints Fund