Annual Fund

Tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating students at SDFAS. In order to fund initiatives that make SDFAS truly exceptional, the school relies on charitable contributions from the community.

The Annual Fund benefits the school’s greatest needs, allowing leadership the opportunity to direct funds when and where they are needed most, supporting professional development, educational technology, curricular programs and resources, upgrades to classrooms, music, arts, financial aid, and so much more. Your tax-deductible gift helps our teachers and students do great work year after year. Elevated levels of participation from parents, staff and governance members also position the school to gain additional support from foundations, corporations and others looking to invest in the school. This year, the Annual Fund will also help support critical Covid-19 pandemic response measures.

All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference and enhance the education of all SDFAS students. We strive for 100% parent participation. By donating to the Annual Fund, you are demonstrating pride and confidence in the school, and inspiring others to join you.

Help us build their future! Support the Annual Fund today!


Making a pledge to give later in the school year (before June 30) is also an option. Your promise to contribute helps the school budget and plan by knowing it can count on your support at some point during the school year.

Matching Gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs as a benefit to their employees. This is a great opportunity to double or even triple your donation.

Leadership Giving
Leadership giving begins at the Cercle d’Honneur level and is one of the ways to make a profound impact on all students, faculty and staff. Donors who join at the Cercle d’Honneur level and above are invited to a special event with our Head of School.

Club 1988 – $10,000 and above
Cercle d’Honneur Patrons – $5,000-$9,999
Cercle d’Honneur Benefactors – $2,500-$4,999
Contributors – $1,000-$2,499
Supporters – $500-$999
Donors – $1-$499

To find out if your employer offers a matching gift program or to make your pledge of support, please contact the Development Office at or by phone at (858) 456-2807 extension 304: