Annual Fund

Annual Fund Letter:

October 15, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are so grateful to you, the parents of our students and the friends who have supported our school over the course of our journey. Your donations have made a difference: your support has empowered us to achieve our goals. Thank you!

Academe is a lively place. We have confidence that our students, who bring diverse strengths to our school and to the larger community, will make positive contributions—each in his (or her) own way—wherever they go. We prioritize love of learning; we emphasize love for all living beings and for the earth itself; we strive to send our students into the world with compassion and competence, able to see and articulate what needs to be done, and motivated to make it happen.

As you know, “tuition” alone does not cover the costs of running a school. We depend on revenue from annual fundraising campaigns to secure Academe’s continued growth and success. The Annual Fund Drive is the most important fundraiser of our school year; with your donation, you demonstrate your belief in the mission of our school, supporting our programs, faculty, and physical plant. Robust participation in the Annual Fund—we aim again this year for 100% participation of families currently enrolled—strengthens our hand when we look outside the school community for financial support of new and ongoing programs.

This year, I am delighted to report, we have the special opportunity and advantage of a matching gift challenge. Each increase in the amount of an individual contribution (over last year’s donation) will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to a total of $10,000. This means that any increase in the amount of your contribution this year will go twice as far—to support improvements to the equipment of our science labs, for example, and the purchase of lighting and sound systems for our drama department, as well as on-going programs in the arts and humanities.

The Academe Annual Fund Drive begins October 16 and continues through December 31, 2017. Please pledge today! I enclose a pledge card and a return envelope for your convenience; contributions to the Annual Fund may also be made on-line, at <>. And I thank you, again, for your support of Academe of the Oaks.

As ever,

Eva Handschin

School Director

Please also keep in mind that many companies match their employees’ gifts to non-profit
organizations. Such matching gifts can augment significantly the success of our
Annual Fund Drive.  Academe of the Oaks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so your
contributions are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 30-0129704.

The Annual Fund campaign runs through December 31, 2017 

Support the Annual Fund:

There are several ways to give to Academe:

By Check

Click here —–to download pledge card and send a check to:

Academe of the Oaks
146 New Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Matching Gifts

Many companies have a matching gift program. Please ask for a matching gift from your employer.


Supporting the Annual Fund with our online payment option is fast, easy and secure.

Donate Online


Smaller monthly gifts can be made until the end of the school year. Please contact your bank for recurring bank drafts.

Donating Securities

A donation in form of stocks is very welcome. Please contact the office for stock donations.