Why does AMS do an Annual Fund?
#1: As an investor, would you prefer a 37% return or a 100% return? AMS prefers a 100% return on your time and financial giving. In years past the candy fundraiser earned AMS about 30 - 40% return (~$37,000 in candy bars sold, ~$13,000 in funds for AMS). The Annual Fund earns a 100% return to the campus!
#2: Reduce donor fatigue! Our goal is that AMS has a(n) "one ask" fundraiser among the school, PTA, and Booster Club. You have a choice. Your gift can be distributed to one or more of the following: the Instructional Vision, Band, Orchestra, Theater, Choir, or Athletics.
#3: Gifts can be given as a one-time or monthly donation. Using the online giving page you can decide to give a donation as a one-time gift or spread out monthly (or even weekly).
Thanks to many generous donors the gifts received the previous years are:
2013 - 2014: $28,885
2104 - 2015: $28,500
2015 - 2016: $28,062
2016 - 2017 Goal: $28,000 and 50% participation by families
In the 2012 - 2013 candy fundraiser 492 students participated (meaning, 492 students sold a box of candy -- or more -- at a retail cost of $50) -- that is approximately 60% participation with a 37% return on investment. In each of the past three years of the Annual Fund we've had approximately 200 families participate, which is approximately 20 - 25% participation with 100% return. Currently, AMS has approximately 900 families represented within the 1,230 enrollment. Let's shoot for 50% participation with 100% return!
Please take a moment to view past and present brochures and communication to parents in the links on the left column.
ASPIRE VIDEO, 2014 - 2015
One Grateful Principal,