The Cape Henry Fund (Annual Giving)
One hundred percent of the money raised for the Cape Henry Fund goes directly into the current year’s operating budget. The Cape Henry Fund supports academics, technology, sports teams, music and arts programs, Nexus Global Studies, need-based tuition assistance, as well as special programs, visiting speakers, community service, and the day-to-day costs associated with running and maintaining our facilities and campus. The giving drive for the Cape Henry Fund begins in July of each year with letters and continues with brochures and phone calls in the fall to all Cape Henry constituents, concluding June 30. All school constituents are contacted each year to contribute to the Cape Henry Fund.
A capital campaign is an ongoing process of fundraising over a designated period of time for specific goals. The capital goals in recent years have been to construct The Sims Lower School, The Hirschbiel Center for the Arts, the Preston Scot Creech Fitness Center, and The Sparks Science and Technology Center. More recently, the Bridge to the Future campaign has supported enhancements to The Perry Library, and the McDonnell Family Entrance, and the cafeteria, and the addition of the Creech Family Stadium and a beautiful turf field on Trinder Field. Naming opportunities are available, and pledges made to the capital campaign may be spread over multi-year periods.
Planned Giving is the organized effort to secure long term commitments through various forms of deferred gifts. Sound personal financial and estate planning concepts are used to help individual donors plan their gifts in the most tax-wise way. Such gifts may be unrestricted or restricted to a donor's area of interest. All Cape Henry constituents are eligible to make a planned gift.
Endowment is a part of Planned Giving. Endowment funds are invested to produce income to supplement the school's operating costs or to support a purpose designated by the donor. In addition to the Cape Henry family, foundations and corporations are contacted to help build the School's endowment. Gifts may be either current or deferred gifts. The Bridge to the Future campaign raised gifts to endowment from donors who wish to help support the future of the School.
The Grand Auction, held in the winter, is Cape Henry's major fundraising event of the year. The collection of items for the live and silent auctions, acquisition of ads for the program, and solicitation of underwriters begins early in the school year. The monies raised go to support the general operating budget, which in turn supports every aspect of life at Cape Henry. Last year, our Grand Auction raised over $130,000 for the benefit of our students.
Scot Creech Classic Golf Tournament
The Scot Creech Classic Golf Tournament is held each year in the spring and provides essential support to our yearly operating budget. Last year, the Tournament raised approximately $80,000 for student programs.