Annual Fund FAQs
Large increases in tuition may prohibit many families the opportunity of an AGS education which would alter the diverse culture and unique learning environment each student currently enjoys. Through Annual Fund donations, we can keep tuition costs more affordable and provide financial aid and scholarships to deserving students.
More than 1,500 companies match philanthropic contributions made by an employee or spouse and it is a great way for donors to double their gifts to the school. Check with your employer—typically the human resources department—to see if they match gifts to secondary education institutions. If so, get the matching gift form from your employer, fill out the form, and send it to the AGS Office of Advancement according to your employer’s guidelines.
A campus enhancement or legacy gift (Heritage Brick or planned gift) supports the future of AGS. These appeals are typically periodic when the need for facility enhancements presents itself or upon the realization of a planned gift. Gifts to the Annual Fund are primarily used for current operations.
While gifts to Parents’ Circle and the AGS Auction are also vital to the operation of the school. Gifts to the PC or Auction support special activities and programs and thus are considered in addition to Annual Fund gifts.
I redirected my Georgia tax liability to AGS through the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program. Can that count as my gift to AGS?
No. While we appreciate you redirecting your state tax dollars for financial aid at AGS, please note that a contribution to the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program, designated to AGS, cannot be counted as a gift to the Annual Fund as it does not directly support the AGS operating budget.
“As a graduate, I am most excited about soon being able to donate to the school myself and repay it for the change it has made in my own life and the change it continues to make in young girls’ lives from across Atlanta. Thank you so much for your generous support and for allowing so many girls like me to have the AGS experience.”Daisy Mashburn '12, University of Virginia '16