Annual Fund

You can provide an essential gift that directly benefits our children and our school.


BE THE GIFT  - $40,000 Match Opportunity

In Arminda Bewley's honor, her family has set up a scholarship fund to be awarded to a rising 9th-grade student each year. All Annual Fund donations will be matched for an additional $40,000 for the 2017-18 school year.

Be The Gift and help build the school’s Annual Fund and endowment for years to come. Every dollar that exceeds our annual goal of $60,000 will be given to the Vanguard Foundation Distinguished Faculty Fund -in honor of Arminda Bewley

At Vanguard, we are committed to providing an unsurpassed college preparatory education for students in Central Texas based on our core values of rigor, responsibility, and respect.  Vanguard is one of the top private schools in Central Texas.

And we deliver on the promise. Every year, members of our senior class receive millions of dollars in academic scholarship offers from colleges and universities across the country. Our students on average perform well above the Texas average on the SAT, and we have an impressive number of National Merit Finalists for a school our size.  Students from 20 Central Texas zip codes attend Vanguard.  We also offer significant tuition assistance for qualified applicants.

It takes a great and motivated faculty, small class sizes, and top-notch facilities to make it happen. And it takes your help. We simply cannot afford the quality and results we want through tuition revenues alone.

Your Annual Fund Gift is our Framework for Success!

This is where the Vanguard Annual Fund comes in. Through generous contributions from alumni, parents, and friends of Vanguard, we are able to help offset the portion of operating costs not covered by tuition.

We hope you’ll choose to support the exceptional college preparatory school experience that Vanguard provides Central Texas with your contribution.



What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is a critical part of Vanguard’s fundraising efforts. It is money donated by Vanguard trustees, parents, alumni, staff, and friends to support the school’s operating budget and provide additional resources that enrich the educational experience of our students. It supplements program funding and helps provide “extras.” The Annual Fund allows for a flexible response to the school’s needs and directly impacts the growth of our school.

How are Annual Fund Dollars allocated?

In recent years, the Annual Fund has helped finance classroom enhancements, safety measures for our school, funding for music, theater, art, and teacher training. These are just a few examples!

If money is needed, why not just raise tuition?

Revenue from the Annual Fund allows our school to ensure affordable tuition with limited percentage increases, which makes our school accessible to a diverse group of talented students. Also, remember that gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible, unlike tuition!

Why is current family participation so important?

Family Participation is critical to the Annual Fund because it serves as an objective measurement of how strongly Vanguard parents support the school. Evidence of this support enables the school to successfully seek additional funding from corporations and foundations.

How does the Annual Fund relate to Bingo and the Golf Tournament?

Like the Annual Fund, Vanguard's Bingo each Fall counts as unrestricted giving, which can be used by the school as needed.  However, giving to an event is not the same as giving to the Annual Fund.  Annual Fund gifts are completely tax deductible and count towards our participation numbers, especially when applying for grants.  Bingo auction donations do not count towards participation.  The Golf Tournament supports the Vanguard Sports program.

How much am I expected to contribute?

Only you can determine the amount that is appropriate for your family. Your generosity will benefit your child NOW, and will also CONTINUE to benefit Vanguard students for years to come.

Can I make my pledge now and pay it over time?

Yes!  As long as all payments are made by July 31, 2018, the end of our fiscal year, we are happy to accept payments towards your pledge in installments.

For more information on ways, you can help the school, call 254-772-8111.

Head of School
Bill Borg

Director of Advancement
Chelsa Brindley Ressetar

Vanguard College Preparatory School
2517 Mt Carmel
Waco, Texas 76710