Where does the money go?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School’s annual fund is critical to providing unrestricted financial support to the school so that dollars go where they are need most, such as:
Tuition assistance for our students who may not otherwise be able to afford a private education
Technology upgrades and advancements to train our students to excel in a technology-driven workforce
New materials and learning tools for classrooms.
Expanded extracurricular offerings to give our students a well-rounded foundation for the future
Keep tuition at an affordable level
Support capital improvements to buildings and grounds
Why is the Annual Fund necessary?
We set tuition at the lowest possible level to make a St. Stephen's Episcopal School education an affordable option for families.
Tuition only covers approximately 70% of the total cost to educate each student.
St. Stephen’s must raise the remaining 30% needed each year.
Here are a few examples of how your gift can directly benefit St. Stephen’s Episcopal School:
$2,500 - Average financial aid gift to a family in need
$1,000 - One year of art supplies for kindergarten through 8th grade
$500 - Transportation for one Pine Grove Furnace environmental education trip
$300 - One Chromebook for student use in a classroom
$100 - Four hours or one week at the YMCA for Physical Education (36 weeks a year)
$50 - 17 student planners (provided by SSES to help students learn to schedule and be accountable for assignments)
Our annual fund goal is: $20,000. Help us reach our goal by making your tax-deductible gift today!
How can I give to the Annual Fund?
You can make your gift online or by mail.
To make your contribution online you can use either one of these online giving options:
To make your contribution by mail:
The L.B. Smith Estate Foundation, Inc will match 20% of the total donations they receive for St. Stephen's Episcopal School. To increase your gift, make your check payable to the L.B. Smith Estate Foundation, Inc and note SSES in the memo portion of the check and send it to:
L.B. Smith Estate Foundation, Inc
1810 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Make your check payable to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and send it to:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Annual Fund
215 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101