"Being surrounded by young people discovering who they are and what they want to become is most rewarding. The paths are almost never linear, but that’s what makes each day exciting."
Shep Lewis
Director of Annual Giving

Sarah Cowles
Associate Director of Annual Fund
"It has been a privilege to have been accepted and embraced into one of the most welcoming places I know. Over the course of the year, I've created bonds with students, teachers, coaches and parents that I believe will last a lifetime." Upper School Student 
Annual Fund gifts are extremely important because they support the school’s growing program needs in all areas. Tuition accounts for 82% of the cost to educate each student and the Annual Fund is vital to making up the difference — the difference being greater opportunities and stronger offerings for our students and faculty.

Call us today: 804.726.3282

The Collegiate Annual Fund

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal Amount $1,225,000.00
Current Total $1,002,363.00
Remaining $222,637.00
Start Date 7/1/2018
End Date 6/30/2019
The Annual Giving Family of Funds provides donors the option to direct gifts to areas of personal interest while supporting the most fundamental elements of Collegiate’s program. Areas of greatest need are: Athletics, Community Service, Faculty Professional Development, Financial Aid, Fine Arts, Global Education and Technology & Innovation.

Why SHould I Give to the Annual Fund?

Your Board of Trustees and administration work closely together to be responsible stewards of your tuition dollars. They are committed to carefully managing school operations, including tuition and expenses, helping offer more predictability in the years to come for our families. Tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund not only help bridge the gap between tuition and school operations, but also help keep tuition increases manageable.

As direct beneficiaries of the Annual Fund when you were a student, this is a wonderful opportunity to do the same for our current students.

As grandparents or parents of alumni, your support continues to provide the very best for the students and teachers at Collegiate. 

Contact Shep Lewis '96 at or Sarah Cowles at


Annual Fund Leadership Giving Clubs

Leadership Clubs
$25,000 or more 1915 Club
$15,000-$24,999 Parat Ditat Durat
$10,000-$14,999 Founders Club
$5,000-$9,999 Torch Club
$2,500-$4,999 Flame Club
$1,000-$2,499 Spark Club

Gift Clubs
$500-$999 Cougar Club
$250-$499 Green Club
Up to $250 Gold Club (Graduates of the Last Decade)