Gifts to the Pilgrim Fund supplement the school’s yearly operating budget, as tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating each student. As is typical for private and independent schools, tuition and fees cover approximately 85% of the cost. The remaining “gap” is bridged with tax-deductible donations from parents, alumni, church members, governing board members, faculty, staff, and friends.
One of our goals this year is to substantially increase parent and alumni participation in the Pilgrim Fund. A high percentage of participation from the Pilgrim community makes it easier for us to receive funding from our foundation and corporate partners. When outside funding sources see that our community supports the mission of Pilgrim School, we can build a stronger case for their support. Your donation, of any amount, helps to strengthen the future of our school.