~Joelante, Grade 6
Because of our mission to ‘serve those most in need,' less than 6% of the annual operating budget comes from school tuition. Every gift to the Annual Fund - no matter the size-touches the life of a student.
Your gift to the Annual Fund ensures that we can offer the kinds of enriching programs that make San Miguel special. Programs like art, music and dance, athletics, and out-of-school activities complement the rigorous academics of the classroom and support our commitment to the ‘whole boy.'
Your Annual Fund donation today is sustaining a safe, caring educational community - a sanctuary in the midst of neighborhoods where families are increasingly impacted by poverty, crime, and violence. From early morning when students arrive until early evening when after-school programs end, during the summer months, and even sometimes on weekends - The San Miguel School is a place where students can escape the impact of poverty, where alumni find they are always welcome, and where families are supported through challenging times.
A boy makes honor roll for the first time. A young man learns he is 'Miguel Man of the Week.' A fifth-grader is ‘coached' by his eighth-grade mentor to ‘step-up' and work harder. A dance team member is lifted by the applause after a performance. A soccer player is buoyed by his teammates' encouragement. A struggling student is given the individual attention he needs in after-school Scholars' Club. These are the experiences that turn a life around. Your Annual Fund gift makes these experiences possible.
Your unrestricted Annual Fund gift is used where it is most needed. If you wish, you may designate your donation to meet a specific need including: Arts, After-School, Camp Miguel, the Scholarship Fund, or Athletics.
Your gift to the Annual Fund can take on special personal meaning when you choose to make it in honor or memory of someone special, or to celebrate a special occasion. When you make your gift, provide the name and address of the person or family to notify, and we will be sure to acknowledge your thoughtfulness.
Check with your human resource department to see if your gift can be matched.