ANNUAL GIVING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHY GIVE TO THE ANNUAL FUND?
A. Tuition at Bosque School does not cover the full cost of each student’s education. Annual Fund gifts make up about three percent of Bosque School’s annual budget -- imagine textbooks for the entire student body -- while tuition, fees, and other revenues cover 97 percent. The Annual Fund is crucial to supporting the School’s mission.
Q. WHO GIVES TO THE ANNUAL FUND?
A. Bosque School’s Annual Fund has many donors including alumni, parents, grandparents, relatives of alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, friends, foundations, and corporate matching programs.
Q. WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
A. Bosque’s Annual Fund provides funding where it is needed most. Your Annual Fund donations directly support the operating budget of the school and have an immediate and substantial impact. Your gift means Bosque School can provide exceptional academic initiatives in the classrooms equipped with the latest technologies, offer arts programs that inspire creativity and discovery, and provide athletic opportunities designed to encourage the spirit of teamwork. In short, your gift helps make this extraordinary educational experience a reality for the confident young men and women who call Bosque School their academic home.
Last year, the Annual Fund provided officials for athletic games; professional development opportunities for faculty; scales for biology classes; colorimeters, electronic balances, and lab software for chemistry; a viola and jazz band instruments for performing arts; supplies for the school garden; theater equipment; soccer goals and nets; digital cameras for the art department; and registration fees for Math Counts, Math Olympiad, the National Latin Exam; along with distributing need-based financial aid to 42% of our student body.
Q. HOW CAN I MAKE A GIFT?
A. You can support Bosque School by making a gift of cash, appreciated assets, or bequests. To make a secure online gift, click here. To make a gift today, please call Bosque’s Development Office at (505) 898-6388.
Q. WILL MY GIFT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
A. Every gift makes a difference. By making a gift of any amount to Bosque’s Annual Fund, you have the unique opportunity to make an immediate impact at Bosque. Unrestricted gifts to Bosque’s Annual Fund provide funds where they are needed most. If preferred, you may designate your gift to a specific area of interest such as athletics, the arts, technology, financial aid, the library, or to one of Bosque’s special community outreach programs, BEMP, or the Sofia Center.
Q. WHY IS ANNUAL FUND PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?
A. Maximizing participation offers a testimony to potential foundations, corporations, and prospective students that Bosque School is a community actively involved in the advancement of its mission. Our parent participation goal is based on the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) median giving level of 71.8% giving. This year, we are hosting a class challenge where the grade with the highest percentage participation will be recognized with the Giving Tree traveling trophy.
Q. WILL MY GIFT BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
A. Yes, Annual Fund gifts to Bosque School are tax deductible.
Q. HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO CONTRIBUTE?
A. Giving is a personal decision. A gift of any amount will make an impact and will be greatly appreciated.
Q. HOW CAN I MAKE A STOCK TRANSFER?
A. Contributions may be made through gifts of securities. For information on how to make a stock transfer, please call our Director of Finance, Mary Stockavas, at (505) 898-6388, or email her at Mary.Stockavas@bosqueschool.org.
Q. WILL MY COMPANY MATCH MY GIFT TO BOSQUE SCHOOL?
A. Many companies offer matching gift opportunities for their employees, retirees, and families. Taking advantage of these programs can often double your giving dollars. A partial list of these companies include: Allstate, Cengage Learning, Costco, Honeywell, Intel, Macy’s-Bloomingdale's, the Merck Foundation, PNM, Raytheon, Shell Oil, Wells Fargo, and more. To learn if your company has a matching gifts program, please contact your company representative.
Q. WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY GIVING OR WANT TO INQUIRE ABOUT MAKING A GIFT?
A. If you have questions about giving at Bosque School, please call Monica Hussey, Development Director, at (505) 898-6388 or email her at, email@example.com.