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BFSMS Annual Fund

 

Every year we invite our community – parents, staff, board members, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends – to contribute to BFSMS’s annual giving campaign.  

Annual Fund donations are used exclusively to support BFSMS’s operating budget as tuition and fees only cover seventy percent of the budget. The generosity of our community supports almost everything that keeps BFSMS running.  Gifts immediately and directly touch nearly every component of school life, therefore benefiting each student and staff member while allowing us to deliver excellent and genuinely distinctive education programs.  

What your Annual Fund gift supports:

  • Our inspirational and challenging education program
  • Compensation and benefits for our extraordinary staff 
  • Preservation of our unconventional grounds and buildings

We invite you to give your gift now.  Every gift adds up to create an exceptional experience for our students.  Through your contribution, you ensure that BFSMS remains an inclusive and intellectually dynamic school community.  

It is together as a community that we provide students with educational excellence while fostering their success and the love of God and others through heart, soul, mind and strength. 

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Annual Fund FAQ

 

Why give to the Annual Fund?

Annual Fund donations are used exclusively to support BFSMS’s operating budget as tuition and fees only cover seventy percent of the budget. The generosity of our community supports almost everything that keeps BFSMS running.  Your gift will support:

  • Our inspirational and challenging education program
  • Compensation and benefits for our extraordinary staff 
  • Preservation of our unconventional grounds and buildings

How can I give a gift to the Annual Fund?

To give a gift of cash, you can make a secure online gift, mail a check to Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs, 975 Mission Springs, San Antonio, TX 78258; or call Jena Mardell, director of school development at 210.721.4700.

To make a gift of stock or other appreciated assets, please contact Jena Mardell, director of school development at 210.721.4700 or jmardell@tsams.org. 

Will my gift make a difference?  

Yes, absolutely your gift will make a difference.  Gifts immediately and directly touch nearly every component of school life, therefore benefiting each student and staff member while allowing us to deliver excellent and genuinely distinctive education programs.  

Will my company match my gift to the Annual Fund?

Matched giving is offered by many employees and is a tremendous way for BFSMS community members to increase their donations.  The company or corporate foundation matches all or a percentage of employee contributions to eligible organizations.  BFSMS community members should contact their employer’s human resources department or corporate charitable foundation to inquire further.  

Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes, Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs is a 501C3 not-for-profit, so Annual Fund gifts to BFSMS are tax deductible. The federal tax ID will be provided to donors upon request.

Who gives to the Annual Fund?

BFSMS’s Annual Fund has many donors including current families, grandparents, faculty, alumni, friends and corporate matching gift programs.

Where does my money go?

Your Annual Fund gift will support:

  • Our inspirational and challenging education program
  • Compensation and benefits for our extraordinary staff 
  • Preservation of our unconventional grounds and buildings

Are monthly Annual Fund payments possible?

Persons wishing to make monthly Annual Fund payments may do so by first contacting Jena Mardell, director of school development at 210.721.4700 or jmardell@tsams.org 

How can I make a stock transfer?

Please contact Jena Mardell, director of school development at 210.721.4700 or jmardell@tsams.org for stock transfer instructions and to answer questions.

Who should I contact with questions?

Please contact Jena Mardell, director of school development at 210.721.4700 or jmardell@tsams.org for stock transfer instructions and to answer questions.