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Why Give?
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.
Key Strategies
  • 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.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash

Corporate Matching Gifts


Savings Bonds

Planned Giving
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Contact and Hours
Julie Applegate
Director of Advancement
Allison Dow
Event Coordinator
Joleen Evans
Event Coordinator

Dyanne Kimmel

System Specialist/Advancement
Publications Liaison
Jamie Coons

Nancy Merritt

Accounts Payable and Gifts Officer

Courtney Frank
Annual Giving Officer

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM          Phone Number: 713.365.2310                     Fax Number: 713.365.2355