Crossroads Fund FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Why did you change the name of the Annual Fund to the Crossroads Fund?

    A: While the term “annual fund” is common within the independent school world, we felt the Crossroads Fund better reflects the purpose behind this crucial source of fundraising, which makes up nearly 10 percent of the School’s annual operating budget. The new name also helps distinguish the Crossroads Fund from Annual Giving.
  • Q: What is the difference between the Crossroads Fund and Annual Giving?

    A: The umbrella term Annual Giving applies to a range of giving methods that support the School’s annual operating budget. It includes the Crossroads Fund and spring event sponsorship/underwriting. While Annual Giving is also supported by donations made through purchases including spring event admissions tickets, raffle tickets, auction bids, Party Book, etc., purchase-based contributions and in-kind gifts are generally not tax-deductible and are not part of the Crossroads Fund.
  • Q: Why does Crossroads ask for donations? Doesn’t tuition cover the School’s expenses?

    A: In a word, no. Tuition covers only about 87 percent of our annual operating budget. If we were to raise tuition to cover the full cost of a Crossroads education, our School would be accessible to only the wealthiest of families. Instead, we ask our entire community to contribute to the Crossroads Fund to the best of their abilities, giving more students the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Q: Who should give to the Crossroads Fund?

    A: All current Crossroads parents are expected to support the Crossroads Fund as generously as is comfortable every year. By prioritizing Crossroads in your philanthropic giving, you demonstrate your commitment to your children and their classmates, as well as to the dedicated teachers and staff members who provide students with unparalleled guidance, instruction and care.

    We hope that alumni and parents of alumni look back fondly on Crossroads and choose to support today’s generation of Roadrunners. And we encourage grandparents, friends, and faculty and staff to invest the education of our students.
  • Q: Does Crossroads accept matching gifts?

    A: Absolutely. Crossroads is grateful to the many corporations that support the School through generous matching gift programs. This kind of corporate support makes a significant contribution to Crossroads as it can double or triple the size of your gift. Click here to see if your employer has a matching gifts program.
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