The Annual Fund is an essential component to Fordham Prep's commitment to its students to provide a transformational educational experience in faith, scholarship, and service. Gifts to the Annual Fund, from parents, alumni and friends, are used exclusively to support immediate needs and, together with tuition, provide the foundation of daily life at the Prep.
You may designate where your Annual Fund gift can have the most impact: curriculum enhancements, iSTEAM initiatives, arts, athletics and activities. Additionally, the Annual Fund supports our tuition assistance program, providing financial aid to 45% of our students. We understand this need will grow. We continue to assess the financial challenges that many families in our community are facing as a result of the pandemic and we have established a special designation, within the Annual Fund, to support those in our community who are experiencing urgent financial needs because they have lost a job. We must do everything we can to help offset these financial burdens and ensure that every student currently enrolled at the Prep, graduates from the Prep.
The special fund is a quickly deployable, flexible resource; a lifeline that can help provide temporary, short-term financial assistance to Prep families who are experiencing hardships. Our staff continues to work remotely and remains available by cell phone or email to answer any questions you may have. If you are able, please consider a gift to the Annual Fund today.
As our community and the world have been affected by the pandemic, we will continue to be guided by our Catholic, Jesuit mission of cura personalis. Our faith in God's Divine Providence gives us the confidence that these difficult days require. Thank you for doing what you can, giving what you are able, and for the many sacrifices you are making on behalf of your family and community.
To realize how much a Fordham Prep education means to our students and your impact, please read Student Government President Clark Hooper's '20 letter to the student body. Show Clark and his fellow Rams the power of the Prep community and make a gift in honor of a Prep student, especially the Class of 2020!