Your support is vital in maintaining and improving the tradition of educational excellence at SBS. It takes a highly qualified faculty to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century. Tuition revenues and a small endowment held by the School only covers 94 – 96 percent of the cost an SBS education. Each year, SBS depends on gifts from current parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, foundations, corporations and friends for support in order to cover this shortfall.
Over the years, Second Baptist School has been blessed by the generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends. The investment has allowed the school to maintain first-class academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. However, independent private schools like SBS are either tuition-driven or endowment-driven institutions. Historically, SBS has been a tuition-driven environment, and as a result, the current endowment program stands at a lower level compared to other private schools in the country with a similar history, background, and focus. The current structure of the endowment supports one of the greatest strengths of the School – SBS teachers. In order to sustain a highly qualified faculty, the SBS community must refocus its commitment to the endowment program.
|Cultivate within and beyond the SBS community a stronger sense of recognition and giving to the fundraising program, ensuring the school’s capacity to fund its broad objectives in the short-term and the long-term.|
- Centralize control of giving to SBS by eliminating lower-yield fundraising programs.
- Refocus and grow the Second Fund and the B. Jane Hursey Teacher Endowment through the initiation of events such as Field Day and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon.
- Intensify communication and outreach to educate SBS parent community and alumni regarding fundraising objectives.
- Increase the percentage of giving by parents, grandparents, alumni, and faculty/staff (emphasizing corporate matching gifts, planned giving, etc.).
- Provide opportunities to give online via the school website.
- Seek additional grants from identified foundations focusing on professional development programs, technology needs, student leadership opportunities, etc.
|Gifts of Cash|
Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card.
From your standpoint, it's no fuss, no bother. Second Baptist School can put your contribution to work without delay. Click here
to give online.
|Corporate Matching Gifts|
A matching gift is a gift from a corporate or community employer that parallels your gift to a charitable cause.
Some employers match gifts from retired employees as well. Many employers match gifts to educational institutions such as Second Baptist School. You are encouraged to ask your employer if they match primary or secondary education. If so, you should obtain a matching gift form from the company’s personnel office, fill it in where required, and mail it with your gift to:
6410 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77057
The Office of Advancement will then certify the receipt of the gift and return the form to the company.
For questions about Matching Gifts, please contact Julie Applegate at email@example.com
or by phone at (713)365-2310.
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year.
Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help Second Baptist School while realizing many important benefits yourself.
For questions about Securities, please contact Julie Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (713)365-2310.
Savings bonds represent major assets that may have stopped growing and are now collecting dust, just waiting to be put to use.
As the stock market has fluctuated, bonds have grown popular because of their security and steady return. Redeeming bonds can complicate your tax situation. Giving them as a charitable gift in your will may be a smart way to support a cause you believe in and relieve some of the tax burden on your estate.
For questions about Savings Bonds, please contact Julie Applegate by phone at (713)365-2310 or email@example.com
Learn how to help others and us by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift
We hope you'll tell us when you have named Second Baptist School in your will. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.
The official legal bequest language for the Second Baptist School is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas, whose location on the date of the drafting of this will is 6410 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. But at the same time, recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support immensely.
If you're like many Americans, your financial future will likely revolve around your retirement plan assets.
Once you've provided for your family, you have another option: a gift to Second Baptist School. There's no better testimonial to your heartfelt concern for our ongoing efforts to serve others.
It's a powerful way to perpetually support a gift to us in your name or the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.
An endowment program is simply the time-honored method of allocating certain gifts to an investment fund. This fund is invested to earn income each year, and as the value of the endowment grows, so does the income it generates. The income is used to support us, but the principal always remains invested in order to perpetuate the fund.
Establishing a memorial is a twofold gesture. First, you honor a loved one or yourself. Second, your charitable gift serves as an endorsement of our good works.
Many methods can be used to create memorials. Common methods include outright gifts and gifts made through a will or trust. Other alternatives, however, are also effective, such as through a life insurance policy or a gift upon death from an IRA or retirement plan.