Broadwater Academy, like most independent schools, depends on fundraising to bridge the gap between the revenue generated in tuition and fees and the actual cost of running the school. The two main sources of fundraising revenue are our annual campaign, know as the Viking Fund, and our annual Gala and Online Auction.
The Viking Fund:
The Viking Fund is the annual giving campaign where Broadwater asks (either by letter, phone, or in person) its community of supporters (parents, alumni, staff, grandparents, etc.) to make a donation to the school. These contributions can be directed to areas of the school’s operations that most interest the donor; for example, academic programs, arts, athletics, scholarships, etc., and are tax-deductible. The Viking Fund campaign kicks off each September; however, donations may be made at any time. Our fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30, and Viking Fund donors are recognized in our Annual Report.
In addition to providing needed operating dollars, the Viking Fund is a strong indicator of the school support and plays a vital role in Broadwater’s ability to secure grant funding and in its peer rankings. And, while dollar amounts are important, equally, if not more important are the levels of participation. We seek annually to have 100% participation from our Board of Trustees, Faculty, and Staff and hope to increase our parent and alumni giving levels this year.
Gala & Online Auction:
This annual special event and auction held each year. Volunteers are always needed to help organize this fun Broadwater tradition.
If you would like more information about making a donation to Broadwater or volunteering to help with one of our fundraising events, please contact:
Director of Development