Annual Fund

Delight in the Discovery

Members of our school's global family understand how fortunate we are to be part of such a special community. Anyone who appreciates exceptional academic and creative arts programs, forward-thinking student organizations, and welcoming sports teams knows that these learning and development opportunities are both rare and impactful. 

St. Stephen's offerings are anything but basic - yet they are essential to awakening a world of wonder for our students. Our teachers guide intellectual exploration, creative inspiration and personal reflection in students, while our coaches model the belief that healthy bodies help cultivate strong minds and spirits. 

As we gather together this year, in person or online, we hope you delight in the discovery of how one special relationship, one moment in time or place, can resonate in the life of a Spartan for a lifetime. 

This is why we are asking you to support the Annual Fund today. Your gift to the Annual Fund directly supports the school's operating budget and the numerous exceptional programs that sustain and enhance life and learning at St. Stephen's. 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 tax-deductible donation helps support:

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

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  • Ways to Give

    ONLINE

    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. 

    CHECK

    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

    STOCK

    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.

    Please notify Emily Crouch-Ponder, advancement data manager at St. Stephen’s, and Lisa Maas of Raymond James of your gift, including the name of the stock and the number of shares you are transferring.

    Your gift may be electronically transferred to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School account at:

    CFM Wealth Partners
    Attn. Lisa Maas
    Raymond James & Associates
    3500 Jefferson Street, Suite 315
    Austin, Texas 78731
    (512) 366-3924 direct phone and fax
    DTC #: 0725
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Account #403V9190

Goals and Progress


As of 11/12/2021
2021-22 Goal $1,300,000
Total Donations $1,199,053.47
% of Goal 92.2%
Fiscal Year
Aug. 1 to July 31

Trustees  
Total Donations $143,000
% Participation 82.14%
Parents  
Total Donations $778,099.35
% Participation 58.6%
Alumni  
Total Donations $102,604.57
% Participation 3.07%
Grandparents  
Total Donations $137,340
% Participation  10%
Faculty and Staff  
Total Donations $19,0007.62
% Participation 68.55%
Former Parents, Grandparents and Friends 
Total Donations $19,001.93
% Participation 4.51%

Parent Participation by Class
2022 44%
2023 54%
2024 56%
2025 54%
2026 81%
2027 65%
2028 69%
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213