Making a difference is what Rivermont is all about. Each year children come to grow, to learn, and to experience an education that is designed to make a difference in their lives. In order to provide the best in education, Rivermont must expand and enhance the environment in which that education takes place. The work to create an exceptional educational environment is made possible through the generosity of our donors.
At Rivermont, tuition alone does not cover the cost of the education provided. In addition, tuition does not take into account the school’s long-term needs, nor does it address capital improvements. Gifts from alumni, parents, and grandparents, as well as the parents and grandparents of alumni and special friends help to fill the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Rivermont education.
As an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, we depend on the partnership of everyone in our community to help provide the vital components that allow us to effectively deliver our mission to our students – excellent academic, athletic, and artistic programs, dedicated and intellectually curious teachers, appropriate facilities, and a diverse and interesting peer group.
Our goal each year is not only to raise the funds that make this vision possible, but also to encourage every family to be part of the team, at whatever level is personally appropriate.
Help Us to Lay The Foundation for The Next 125 Years
Rivermont Collegiate has launched an ambitious endowment campaign to raise $6 million over the next three years. The money would mark a significant step for the school, enabling us to:
The public phase of the campaign was launched in conjunction with the School’s 125th anniversary and we are well on our way to our goal, but we have far to go and you can help us.
If you are doubtful that your $25 contribution is worth the trouble of sending to us, doubt no more! Every contribution, no matter how small, is important in this campaign, because when we ask corporations and philanthropic organizations for their support, they always want to know what percentage of our alumni and former students give to the School. Please contact Rod Ossowski, Director of Development, at 563.359.1366 ext 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your gift today!
Below are the latest figures on our Endowment Campaign:
“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”
– Marcus Aurelius
The Annual Fund is Rivermont’s yearly appeal for financial contributions to support the environment in which investigation thrives. Annual Fund gifts underwrite technology, fine arts, foreign language instruction, athletics, outdoor education, scholarships and financial aid, and faculty professional development. After funding these areas, remaining funds are used for general operating expenses not covered by tuition. Tuition and fees cover about 84% of the annual operating expenses of the School, and the Annual Fund helps bridge the gap, keeping our programs unique and innovative.
A strong Annual Fund makes for a strong Rivermont! High participation among parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff shows the broader community that we believe in our school. Your contribution generates enthusiasm and strengthens our position with foundation and corporate donors, encouraging them to join us in supporting Rivermont. Rivermont faculty and staff have continued their tradition of outstanding support with 100% participation in the 2012-13 Annual Fund. Any donation, no matter the amount, is welcome and critical to our success.
Laying the Foundation For the Next 125 Years
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Planned giving is the process — some would say the art — of making a generous charitable donation that satisfies both the donor and the recipient. Like all art, philanthropic giving requires a good design to achieve the desired result.
Because tax laws encourage charitable giving by providing substantial deductions, the way you design your gift will help determine its benefits to you and to Rivermont.
Planned gifts can be made in three ways: outright gifts, gifts which provide a life income, and gifts through a will or bequest. Described below are some of the common options for those gifts, with a brief description of possible tax advantages. Contact Rod Ossowski, Director of Development, at email@example.com, who can give you a suggestion tailored to your situation, and of course, also talk to your own legal advisor.
A donor's prime motive for giving to Rivermont is to further the work of educating young people. Having decided to contribute, however, you will want to plan your gift for maximum tax benefits. The effect of the charitable deduction on income taxes, capital gains taxes, and gift/estate taxes not only reduces the out-of-pocket cost of your gift but, in many cases, allows you to give more than you originally thought possible.
For more information about planned giving, e-mail Rod Ossowski, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.