Griffin Fund: The Next Piece

KBS is fortunate to have an exceptional community and as a result, we have started this school year in a position of strength, safety, and joy which can be attributed to both our planning and our past learnings.
We now know what lies ahead for us with the recent release of Advancing Together, our new Strategic Plan. There is a great deal of exciting work ahead and at its conclusion we will see a transformation in how we support our people, evolve our program and the places in which we learn.  Please open the above link and have a look at our plans. Knowing our path allows us to develop the resources for this future. It is with this in mind that I write to you about the KBS Griffin Fund. The Griffin Fund is our annual fund at KBS and is designed to raise funds for the priorities and needs of the school.
Tuition covers the operating costs and the day to day running of the school. This includes program costs and materials, physical plant and salaries. These areas alone account for 93% of all our annual operating costs. Charitable gifts, on the other hand, provide the much-needed support for additional growth such as programmatic enhancements, equipment, and additional support of our people.
As a registered charity and not-for-profit, KBS is able to issue tax receipts for gifts given to the school.
All gifts, of any size, make a difference and your gift acts as a vote of confidence, demonstrating your support of KBS. There is a reciprocity that exists between our donors and Kempenfelt Bay School. It states that you value the mission of the school and work that the school is doing, and therefore support it to the best of your ability.
All members of the KBS community are asked to participate to whatever degree they can, and as a not-for-profit organization, a tax receipt will be issued for your donation.
This year, the Griffin Fund will focus on the support of our people and program. Linked to our new Strategic Plan, we look to support the tactics that will lead us to our goals. These include a fund for additional faculty and staff professional development and appreciation as we develop our program across all grades, enhancing our alumni outreach, investing in an annual and theme based speaker series and the research required to develop an Environmental Responsibility Plan. Giving to any of these areas or giving an unrestricted gift to be applied to an area of need is the focus of the Griffin Fund this year.
The founders of our school would be proud to see that we continue to grow the support we offer to the people and program at KBS.
In support of this, we ask that you consider a gift to the Griffin Fund. This can be done simply by reaching out to me and starting a conversation or you can donate below. 
If, at any time, you would like to meet and discuss the vision for KBS and how giving will further our mission to provide an exemplary education that empowers students to embrace their personal potential as productive and responsible global citizens, I would be pleased to speak with you.
It is with my sincerest gratitude and on behalf of the entire Kempenfelt Bay School community that I thank you for all of your current and ongoing support.
C White
Head of School

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