2021-22 Annual Fund
On behalf of our school community I want to express my sincere thanks to all who participated in making the 2020-2021 Blessed Sacrament School Annual Fund a great success last year. Through the support and generosity of parents, faculty, staff and friends of BSS, a net total of $77, 239 was raised for our school. The Annual Fund revenues have provided the extras that are not afforded by tuition alone. There is a gap of over $2,000 per student, per year, between the true costs of educating a student and the actual tuition cost. The Annual Fund money is used to subsidize the schools operating budget and helps to fill that gap. In addition, the funds support teacher professional development, provide tuition assistance and help to fund technology advancements.
Last year’s Annual Fund was put to good use:
- $28,000 was donated to the school’s operating budget to help keep tuition affordable.
- $9,488 helped to fund our Professional Development Grant Program. It was used to assist teachers in graduate level coursework at Marymount University and Northern Virginia Community College. It also supported CPR and First Aid Training as well as Google Certification programs. This PD greatly enriches the student experience by refreshing teachers with knowledge of current research-based instructional information.
- $28,000 was used to assist families who requested financial assistance. In this time of continued economic uncertainty, we have families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. We have families who have sustained job losses and furloughs due to the pandemic, major medical expenses and family tragedies. It is our sincere hope that no family must make the difficult decision to withdraw a student from Blessed Sacrament due to financial hardships.
- $11,751 was used for continued technology upgrades.
We are excited to kick off the 2021-2022 BSS Annual Fund. Be on the lookout for a pledge card soon! Once again the goal of the Annual Fund is a 100% participation from the BSS community through a gift of financial support, a gift of prayer or both!
This year the Annual Fund Drive will assist us with the many unexpected costs related to the current COVID 19 crisis.
Now more than ever before we are asking for Blessed Sacrament School to come together as a united community to show our strong support of our amazing children and to live out our school mission: To create an educated community to serve Christ and one another with integrity and respect”.
If you would like to support our school, please return your intention card from the Annual Fund Form to the School Office with your gift of prayer, donation or contribution or donate here via Faith Direct at https://membership.faithdirect.net/VA388. Thank you for your support of Catholic education and Blessed Sacrament School as we continue our commitment “to create an educated community to serve Christ and one another with integrity and respect.”
With much thanks,