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Annual Fund

Why Give?

The Annual Fund supports virtually every aspect of the School, every day. Each year alumni, current and former families, faculty, friends, corporations, foundations, administration and staff, and even the students themselves, make contributions to the Annual Fund to ensure that the Fountain Valley experience remains world-class and one of a kind. And while gifts to the Annual Fund provide the School's leadership with the ability to immediately fund areas of greatest need, we encourage you to give from your heart to the area that means the most to you. The 2019-20 Annual Fund runs through June 30, 2020. 

ANNUAL FUND GOAL

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  • 2019 - 2020 Goal

    $1,365,000

SUPPORT ACADEMICS

Students learn just how much they are truly capable of through Fountain Valley’s dynamic academic curriculum. Your gift supports the FVS classroom experience where everyone’s opinion counts in lively, small-class discussions, as well as a global curriculum that spans departments from art, to math, to history.

SUPPORT ATHLETICS

Go Danes! Your gift directed to athletics supports our teams with everything from uniforms, to equipment to top-notch coaches. Athletics are at the core of the Fountain Valley experience and make an extraordinary contribution to students’ character development, growth and health. 

SUPPORT THE ARTS

The arts are vibrant at Fountain Valley, with a depth and breadth of offerings that kindle every student’s creativity. Your gift toward FVS arts will support students as they foster their creativity, discover new talents and stretch their potential. 

SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Providing faculty with opportunities for meaningful professional development retains our excellent teachers and helps attract top talent. Teachers are energized by these learning opportunities, and it transfers to the classroom. Your gift directed to professional development heightens the FVS experience for both faculty and students.

SUPPORT FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid puts a Fountain Valley School education within reach for deserving students and helps ensure that our student body represents a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests and experience.

SUPPORT CAMPUS ENHANCEMENTS

The generous expanse of rolling prairie, beautiful adobe buildings and stunning views of Pikes Peak—all under an impossibly blue sky—mean so much to so many. Your annual fund gift directed to campus enhancement supports the preservation and conservation of this very special place, while also funding improvements to ensure that our facilities meet the needs of today's students. 

Annual Fund Giving Levels

Giving Level
Giving Range
The Duke: Froelicher Circle
$50,000 and up
Penrose Society
$20,000 - $49,999
Old 82 Society
$10,000 - $19,999
The Hacienda Society
$5,000 - $9,999
Dane Society
$2,500 - $4,999
1930 Society
$1,930 - $2,499
Red & Gray
$1,000 - $1,929
Peak
$500 - $999
Prairie
$250 - $499

* Gifts from alumni graduating in the past 10 years will be included in the 1930 Society with a gift of $250.

Other Ways to Give

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  • By Mail

    Send a check, payable to Fountain Valley School:

    Fountain Valley School of Colorado 
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road 
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80911

    Mailing Form (PDF)
    Mailing Form (.doc)
  • Gift-in-Kind

    FVS welcomes many items of tangible personal property which can be used in one of the School's programs within the guidelines of our Gift Acceptance Policy. Donors can often receive a charitable deduction for the items' market value. Please arrange gifts-in-kind with the Advancement Office: 719-391-5226 or Linda Arguello at larguello@fvs.edu
  • Gifts of Stock/Wire Transfers

    For stocks held with a broker: 

    Transfer instructions for stocks held with a broker:

    1. Contact the FVS Advancement Office at (719) 391-5226 or email Linda Arguello at larguello@fvs.edu to notify our office of your gift.

    2. Instruct your broker in writing to transfer the stock directly to Fountain Valley School’s agent and fax the information to Neuberger Berman. You may also use this form (.pdf). 

    Plan name: Fountain Valley School of Colorado
    Account number: NBT008238 593-05036
      
    Securities Transfer Instructions
    DTC 0226 NFS
    A/C# NBT008238 593-05036
    Acct Name: Fountain Valley School of Colorado Gift Account
    Attn: J. Berkowitz/E. Appleton

    Fax the form to:
    Neuberger Berman Trust Company, N.A.
    (646) 537-4638
     
    For stock held in certificate form: 
    1. Contact the FVS Advancement Office at 719-391-5226 or email Linda Arguello at larguello@fvs.edu to notify our office of your gift. 
    2. Mail or fax the unendorsed certificate, along with a letter of instruction.
    3. In a separate envelope, mail a stock power (signed and dated) for each certificate to the Advancement Office. 
    Advance notice of stock gifts, especially wire transfers, is helpful in assuring that the gift is properly received and credited. 

    Wire Transfers
    Domestic Wire Transfers
    Bank Name: 5Star Bank
    Bank Address:   104 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 102
                                 Colorado Springs, CO  80903
    Wire Routing No:   307087713
    Beneficiary acct #:  0190009936
    Beneficiary account name:  Fountain Valley School of Colorado
    
    International wire Transfers
    Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Bank Address: 420 Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104
    Wire Routing Transit Number: (RTN/ABA) 121000248
    Beneficiary acct #: 1690252836
    Beneficiary account name: Fountain Valley School of Colorado
    SWIFT CODE: WFBIUS6S
    CHIPS Participant: ABA 0407

    ACH Transfers
    Bank Name: 5Star Bank
    Bank Address:   104 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 102
                                 Colorado Springs, CO  80903
    ACH Routing No:   307087713
    Beneficiary acct #:   0190009936
    Beneficiary account name:   Fountain Valley School of Colorado

    Please indicate what fund the wire transfer is for.

    If you have any questions, be sure to contact the Development Office.
  • Matching Gift Programs

    Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions that their employees make. Matching gift programs can double or possibly triple your donation. Please obtain your company's matching gift form and send it to the School with your gift.

    CLICK HERE to find out if your company matches gifts.


  • Monthly Direct Debit

    Call or email the Advancement Office to have an authorization form mailed to you: 719-391-5226 or Linda Arguello at larguello@fvs.edu

Contact the Office of Development

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  • Photo of Margie Sherer

    Margie Sherer 

    Director of Development
    (719) 391-5315
  • Photo of Penny Immel

    Penny Immel 

    Assistant Director of Development
    719-391- 5314
  • Photo of Linda Arguello

    Linda Arguello 

    Donor Relations & Stewardship Manager
    (719) 391-5226
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