Annual giving is the cornerstone of Tenacre’s fundraising activities. Annual giving affects every aspect of daily life at Tenacre. It strengthens our academic program; it ensures that deserving students who would otherwise not be able to afford a Tenacre education can attend school here; and it supports our first-class faculty and staff. Voluntary contributions to the Annual Fund are vital to the continuous operation of the school each year as tuition covers only 76% of Tenacre’s expenses. By providing close to 10% of the school’s operating revenues each year, the Annual Fund helps ensure that Tenacre will meet its mission to "nurture and challenge each child, every day."
Each year over 1,500 members of the Tenacre community, including current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends of the school, are invited to participate in the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund kicks off in the fall and concludes with the close of the school's fiscal year on June 30.