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Make a Difference.
Founded in 1961, Santa Fe Prep has become the extraordinary school it is today due to the generosity of people like you—parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, trustees, faculty and staff, and other friends and volunteers—who care deeply about the future of our young people. As tuition does not cover the full cost of a Prep education, we rely on financial gifts to the school. The tremendous commitment and generosity of our community help directly sustain the school’s operating budget and impact every Prep student’s education. 

Please join in our culture of giving. Every gift, regardless of size, matters. There are two ways you can make a difference this year:

2020-2021 Annual Fund – Past Present / Possible
Our Annual Fund is the foundation of our fundraising efforts, allowing us to fulfill our mission to cultivate qualities of character, scholarship, and citizenship in our students. The Annual Fund provides critical resources for Prep’s most important priorities such as: providing a rigorous and exceptional curriculum for our students; hiring and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff; and ensuring accessibility to a wide range of families through a strong tuition assistance program resulting in an economically diverse community. This year, the Annual Fund will also pay for unplanned operating expenses that have arisen as a direct result of the pandemic. Some of these expenses include expanded software licenses to support our remote learning model, cameras and Chrome books to ensure every student has access to online classes, personal protective equipment and additional cleaning supplies, and the provision of tuition assistance to Prep students and families who have felt the financial impact of COVID-19.

We cannot do our vital work without you. Your gift to our Annual Fund celebrates the vision and commitment to those who have made Prep the school it is today, honors our place in the community of Santa Fe, and opens new worlds for every student. Thank you for believing in our school, our students, our faculty, and all that we are doing at Prep.

The Adesso Archives
Jan Adesso, now in her 41st and final year at Prep, has transitioned from Director of the Library to become our first archivist. Jan personally knows roughly 90% of Prep graduates and is uniquely capable to develop, preserve, and make accessible the wealth of documents and recorded stories of our school. The E.E. Ford Foundation has offered us a $90,000 grant to establish The Adesso Archives on the condition that we match their grant and raise $90,000 by December 31, 2020. Please join us in this exciting initiative. 

Both of these funds are essential to Prep, and we hope you will make a gift to each. We must raise $90,000 for The Adesso Archives by December 31, 2020, and $540,000 for our Annual Fund by June 30, 2021.

Please note that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has introduced new opportunities for charitable contributions to nonprofit institutions. For individuals who itemize, the CARES Act allows deductions for cash donations of up to 100% of your 2020 adjusted gross income. Taxpayers who take the standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions can claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made in 2020.

Thank you so much for your support and love of Prep,

Pamela Emsden
Director of Advancement

The Adesso Archives

Our son loves being challenged and being around bright and energetic friends. He loves being important to his teachers. The individual care he receives from each of his teachers motivates him to do his best. These are reasons why he thrives at Prep. We give to the tuition assistance program to support helping other students who would love to come to Prep and have lots to contribute to the school but whose family can’t afford the tuition in full.
Middle School Parent, 2019-2020

Prep has prepared each and every one of us to head out into the world with precious gifts: an incredibly rare and valuable education, a balanced and multifaceted perspective, a curiosity about the unknown, a willingness to be creative and a resolute confidence. With these gifts, I know I will always have the best time of my life.
-Alumna, Class of 2009

I give to the Annual Fund every year with tuition assistance in mind. It is often said that tuition assistance offers those who might not have the opportunity of a Prep education, the opportunity they deserve. That is true, but it is also enriches the Prep community with a greater depth of experience, background, and perspective. We are a better school with this diversity.
Eric Rounds, Director of Service and Environmental Learning