The Annual Fund affects every aspect of Derby’s daily life.
As is the case at all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a student. The Derby Academy Annual Fund represents 6% of our operating budget, enabling us to support our 331 students and 54 faculty members with innovative programs, materials, and travel opportunities.
We have a particularly ambitious goal this year and over the next few years to grow the annual fund to cover 8-10% of the operating budget.
Growing the Annual Fund is vitally important, and we encourage each member of the Derby community to contribute. Gifts of all sizes are meaningful to the School and its students, and participation is a key value in the Derby Academy community. An impressive 86% of Derby's current families, 10% of alumni and 100% of faculty and staff made a gift to the Annual Fund in 2016-2017. We are deeply grateful for this remarkable support!
The goal for Derby’s 2017-2018 Annual Fund is $650,000. The Annual Fund follows the School's fiscal year, running from July 1 to June 30.