The Annual Fund

The Family of Funds: six ways you can make an impact

Your gifts to the Annual Fund support the school’s growing program needs in all areas. The Annual Fund strengthens and sustains the educational experience of a Steward student each and every day.

We are excited to announce the Annual Giving Family of Funds. These six funds represent the core elements of Steward’s program. Donors may choose to direct gifts to the particular area of the school’s operational budget that they find most meaningful.

Area of Greatest Need - With an unrestricted gift, you allow the school to use your gift where it is most needed. These funds will be used to support students, faculty and staff, and programs in the following areas.

Professional Development - Faculty members are the heart of a Steward education. Support of this fund offers opportunities for professional growth and advancement, ensuring that faculty continue to learn, explore their intellectual curiosities, and bring new ideas to our students.

Financial Aid (or Scholarships) - Annual gifts to the financial aid fund provide assistance to students whose families demonstrate need and would otherwise not be able to attend Steward, enabling us to enroll a talented, motivated, and diverse student population.

Digital Learning and Technology - The cutting edge technology available to students both inside and outside the classroom enriches the learning experience and provides the essential technological skills needed to flourish in the world’s expanding information age. Funding supports the entire network, including hundreds of workstations, multiple fixed and mobile computer labs, iPads, SMART Boards, and video projectors and speakers in every classroom.

Athletics - Gifts provide support for the athletic program, including equipment, uniforms, field maintenance, and travel for all athletic teams, promoting opportunities for healthy competition, exercise, sportsmanship, and personal growth.

Fine Arts - Annual Fund gifts enhance opportunities for students in the visual and performing arts, including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and film, sculpture, theatre productions, costume and set design, music, and voice.

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Together we can reach our goal of 100 percent parent participation and make Steward the best overall experience for every student.


Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15


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Your gift to the Annual Fund helps ensure that each student receives the best educational experience at Steward. With the Annual Giving Family of Funds, you can direct your giving and make an impact in the area that you find most meaningful.


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