Greetings from the Development office! While the economy makes raising funds for programs and general operations a challenge, Santa Fe Girls’ School is in great fiscal shape, in part because it is conscientious, but also because we have a great program that consistently creates strong, smart girls each year.
Because tuition covers 82% of the cost to educate each student, SFGS seeks funding from private donors, grant-making foundations, and fundraising activities to make up the 18%. Through these relationships, SFGS creates partnerships that help it remain vital. In the recent past, we have enjoyed support from grant-making organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation, McCune Charitable Trust, New Cycle, Thaw Charitable Trust, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Frost Foundation, New Mexico Community Foundation, and PNM Energy Exploration.
Their commitment, along with yours, is crucial. Your contribution makes it possible for us to keep tuition at half the cost of other private middle schools in Santa Fe, and still provide tuition assistance to those families who qualify. This year, 35% of our families are taking advantage of our tuition assistance program. Your contribution makes it possible to offer a safe, intimate, personalized setting for adolescent girls to thrive and develop into critical thinkers. It makes it possible to offer a well-rounded fine arts program, along with fitness and elective classes. It means we can remunerate passionate and skilled teachers with good salaries, and restore our 9 acre riparian environment along the Santa Fe River to its natural state. Your help means creating better citizens and a better community, and we appreciate it deeply.
Please call our Development Office at 505-820-3188 if you would like to discuss giving opportunities. You make a difference!