Annual Fund

Spartan Strong

St. Stephen’s strength is usually measured by the quality of our academic, athletic and fine arts programs. But this past year has shown us that it really comes from so much more — from each of us, doing our best, together. Every person in our community has shared their grit, perseverance and boundless love in inspirational ways that show just how powerful our collective strength can be. 

Spartan strength is the shared love for learning that resonates between teachers and students. Our faculty are tireless in their efforts to guide and inspire; in return, our students give their all for their teachers, coaches, classmates and friends.

Spartan strength honors our differences and celebrates our shared vision for a better world. And when that world throws us off balance, we rally. We dig deep and rise up, supported by the collective strength and resilience of our special community.

Spartan strength is generous and abundant. Each year during the Annual Fund drive we come together in support of this rare school community — each member doing their part, contributing as they can.

This year we simply ask that you support the Annual Fund as you can during this challenging time. Every gift really does matter. Thank you!

Our Students Directly Benefit from Your Gift

Like most independent schools, St. Stephen’s tuition does not cover the total expense of educating a student and providing enhanced academic, athletic and fine arts programs. A gift to the Annual Fund of $2,500 or more closes the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating each child. 

Your Support Matters

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School strives to inspire a lasting love of learning and spirit of service in every student so when they graduate from The Hill, our Spartans go on to live great lives of meaning and enrich the world. We believe the St. Stephen’s experience is truly transformational. That is why we ask you to help strengthen our exceptional programs and offerings by making a gift to the Annual Fund every year. Thank you for supporting our students!

Helpful Information

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  • Donor Levels

    Hines Circle              $25,000 – $49,999
    Brewster Circle         $10,000 – $24,999
    Spartan Circle          $5,000 – $9,999
    Hill Circle                $2,500 – $4,999 GAP FUNDING
    Leadership Circle      $1,000 – $2,499
    Partner Circle           $500 – $999
    Supporter Circle       $250 – $499
    Friend Circle             <$250
    Contributions of $1,000 or more are designated Leadership Gifts, and those donors are honored at the annual Leadership Party. Thank you!
    Gifts to St. Stephen's are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable gift made by their employees. Search the Matching Gifts database to see if your company has a matching gift policy.
  • Ways to Give


    Give online by credit card. If you have problems with the credit card transaction processing, contact   Emily Crouch-Ponder  via email or call (512) 327-1213 ext.158. 


    You may write a check payable to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and send it to:

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
    Advancement Office
    6500 St. Stephen’s Dr.
    Austin, TX 78746


    Gifts of appreciated securities and stock can be very beneficial — both to you and to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Your gift may be electronically transferred to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School account at:

    Stephen’s Inc.
    Attn: Lisa Maas
    100 Congress Ave., Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78701
    512-542-3284 (p)
    512.542.3275 (fax)

    Account # 530856213
    DTC Number: 0419

    Please notify Joanna Sarrett, advancement data manager, at St. Stephen’s, and Lisa Maas of Stephen’s Inc. of your gift, including the name of the stock and the number of shares you are transferring.

Goals and Progress

As of 7/31/2021
2020-21 Goal $1,220,000
Total Donations $1,349,570.63 
% of Goal 111%
Fiscal Year
Aug. 1 to July 31

Total Donations $97,158.57 
% Participation 97%
Total Donations $811,883.65 
% Participation 47.18%
Total Donations $219,686.44 
% Participation 5.97%
Total Donations $146,760.00 
% Participation  16.17%
Faculty and Staff  
Total Donations $25,558.36 
% Participation 68.18%
Former Parents, Grandparents and Friends 
Total Donations $57,801.00 
% Participation 13.38%

Parent Participation by Class
2021 31%
2022 46%
2023 55%
2024 60%
2025 64%
2026 66%
2027 74%
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213