The Lion’s Fund is the annual fundraising initiative that provides opportunities for parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff to secure the continued quality of a St. Andrew’s education.
Each year, the St. Andrew’s Parents Association hosts a spring gala and auction to benefit the school’s scholarship fund. The proceeds are used to make a St. Andrew’s education accessible to students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford it.
To maintain the school's trajectory of institutional growth, St. Andrew's has followed a Master Facilities Plan which is being implemented through a series of capital campaigns.
A Culture of Philanthropy
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School was founded by a community of families and faculty who gave selflessly of their time, abilities and resources to make the school what it is today. This tradition has kept pace with a rapid trajectory of growth that continues to the present day. Parents, alumni and friends give countless hours volunteering and generously to support our aspirations for our students and our mission.
St. Andrew’s seeks your support through three ongoing fundraising initiatives. To learn more about these funds, click on one of the boxes below. You can make your charitable contribution to St. Andrew’s by choosing any of the following payment options below.
You can make a credit card gift online using American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. If making a gift by check, please make it payable to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and designate the fund name in the memo field. Gifts can be mailed to:
Office of Advancement St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, Md 20854
You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees as part of the benefits package. Please contact your Human Resources Office to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift.
If you own an IRA, Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules take effect at age 70 and a half. Any distribution is taxed as ordinary income, but Congress has approved legislation that makes permanent an option allowing you to make a tax-free gift each year from your IRA.
How tax-free gifts from IRAs work:
Instead of taking all or part of your required distribution, you can make a qualified distribution (up to $100,000 per person) from your IRA directly to the School; this distribution counts toward your RMD.
While there is no tax deduction, the amount you send directly to us from your IRA is excluded from your income for federal tax purposes, which effectively means you pay no income tax on this amount.
The entire amount you transfer supports St. Andrew's because the school is not required to pay income tax on the IRA distribution.
Tax-free gifts from IRAs are simple to make, but to satisfy your current year's RMD, the distribution must be completed by December 31 of the current year.
Plan for your future while helping secure St. Andrew’s future. The generosity of planned giving donors strengthens opportunities for our students, faculty and programs each and every day. Advancement staff are here to help you determine the best vehicles to meet your financial needs and make a lasting impact at St. Andrew's
If you’d like to learn more or make a gift, please contact the Advancement Office at 240-477-1704.
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