Giving

Annual Fund

September 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

We’re off to a great start this year at Lakeview Academy. We’ve kicked things off with our annual back to school parade, ringing of the bell, trip week, homecoming, Lion’s Den, numerous sporting events including our new blue and white football league, and we managed our way through a hurricane.

Fall is a wonderful time of year, bringing cooler weather, fall festivals and the launch of our Annual Fund. The Lakeview Academy Annual Fund is our most important giving priority. It’s a way to BRIDGE THE GAP between tuition and the actual cost of the Lakeview experience by supporting the yearly operating budget. Annual participation upholds a long-standing tradition of families and friends taking direct responsibility for Lakeview Academy’s continued success. By participating in the Annual Fund each year, Lakeview can expand the experiences of our children by supporting academic and extracurricular programs, hire and retain the best faculty and staff, and support individualized learning so our students can reach and exceed expectations. A successful Annual Fund eliminates other fundraisers such as selling popcorn, wrapping paper, or coupon cards. And unlike tuition, gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible.

We invite you, our current parents, to join the 100 percent of faculty, staff, and trustees who have already made their gift or pledge to the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. Every gift matters and puts us one step closer to reaching our goal of increasing parent participation while raising $250,000 in unrestricted funds. It never ceases to amaze me the outpouring of generosity from our Lakeview families – and I know this year will be no different.

You can easily make a gift or pledge by returning the enclosed envelope or using our online giving form at www.lakeviewacademy.com/give. Please feel free to contact either of us anytime.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Dr. John P. Kennedy, Ed.D 
Head of School Marketing 
john.kennedy@lakeviewacademy.org 
770-531-2600

DeAnna S. Browne
Development Director
deanna.browne@lakeviewacademy.org
770-531-2604
Q: What is the Annual Fund?
A: The Lakeview Academy Annual Fund is our most important giving priority. It’s a way to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of the Lakeview experience by supporting the yearly operating budget. Annual participation upholds a long-standing tradition of families and friends taking direct responsibility for the School’s continued success.
 
Q: Where does money from the Annual Fund go?
A: Contributions to the Annual Fund are critical to help meet recurring expenses that tuition dollars don’t cover - expenses that would otherwise demand significant increases in tuition rates. The Annual Fund at Lakeview helps to maintain small class size, provide a rigorous academic curriculum, arts, athletics, expanded enrichment programs, individualized learning support, and competitive compensation to hire and retain the best faculty and staff.
 
Q: Why do we need an Annual Fund?
A: Like most private schools, tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of the Lakeview experience. Lakeview Academy has an average gap of $700 per student. The Annual Fund along with our annual Auction help to balance the budget.
 
Q: Why is participation so important?
A: High participation in our Annual Fund by the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff, and our parents is a positive sign that families are invested in their children’s future and support the mission of Lakeview Academy. This percentage can also have an impact on outside sources, such as area foundations.
 
Q: When can I make a pledge or gift?
A: The Annual Fund is a yearly ask that coincides with our fiscal year, July 1 – June 30th. However, it is great to have most gifts and pledges by December 31st of each year.
 
Q: What is the goal?
A: The goal for the 2017-2018 Annual Fund is $250,000 in unrestricted dollars and 60% participation from our parents. The Trustees and Faculty/Staff have already reached 100% participation.
 
 
Thank you and feel free to contact me anytime.
 
 
Lakeview Academy
Attn: DeAnna Browne, Development
796 Lakeview Academy
Gainesville, GA 30501

Annual Report

Contact Us

List of 3 members.

2017/2018 Advancement Committee

  • Sheetal Mangalat M.D., Advancement Chair
  • DeAnna Browne, Development and Marketing Director
  • John Kennedy, Ed.D Head of School
  • Allen Tucker, Business Director
  • Amy Harrison, Middle School Representative
  • Clay Eubanks, Alumni Parent Representative
  • Holly Ann Pratt, K4 Teacher
  • Jane Hemmer, Ex-officio
  • Jennifer Gottsman M.D., Upper School Representative
  • Josh Schlieman, Lower School Representative
  • Sondra Berry, Communications Director
  • Stephanie Williams, Lower School Representative
  • Tammy Skinner, Fine Arts Director
  • Trey Wood, Alumni Representative
796 Lakeview Drive  Gainesville, GA  30501 • (770) 532-4383
Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.