The Annual Fund provides unrestricted income for programs that are critical to the HIES experience and benefit every student. Your gift helps support for academic programs, campus security enhancements, laboratory upgrades, funds for attracting and retaining top faculty, materials and equipment for fine arts and athletic programs, additional personal protective equipment like the new thermal scanners, professional development for faculty, visiting authors and speakers, and experiential learning opportunities like field trips and hosting student visitors from exchange programs.
Why must money be raised every year in addition to tuition at Independent Schools? Tuition does not cover all of the annual cost of educating students. Like other independent schools, HIES must rely on the Annual Fund and income from investments to help provide program enhancements and bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of operating the School. These funds are discretionary and are pooled with tuition revenue, so they can be used to fund whatever the School’s greatest needs are at the time.
The Leadership Circle recognizes the school’s most loyal and generous supporters, those contributing $1,959 and more on an annual basis. Members receive invitations to a Leadership Circle event and invitations to other special events throughout the year. In 2019-2020, there were 211 families in the Leadership Circle.
The Holy Innocents’ Leadership Circle includes eleven giving levels:
The 2018 – 2019 Annual Fund reached 90% parent participation. A special thank you to all of our families for a great year for the Annual Fund.