One Day for SYA: April 17!


The goal of ONE DAY FOR SYA is to bring awareness to the SYA community that we need your support! Many schools celebrate "Tuition Free Day," which symbolically marks the point in the year when tuition stops paying for the students' education and it becomes "free" thanks to financial support from generous donors. ONE DAY FOR SYA is our version, observed when paying for the year converts from tuition to giving, on April 17.

Most importantly, ONE DAY FOR SYA signifies the importance of people in the community who donate because they want to make the SYA experience possible for today's students. THANK YOU for all of those who have helped thus far!

Why April 17? 

April 17 symbolically marks the point in the year when tuition revenue "runs out" and financial support from other means kicks in. (Tuition revenue makes up 86% of the operating budget. April 17 is 86% of the way through the academic year.)

We hope 100 alumni, parents and friends will show their SYA love by making a gift on April 17!

How can I help?

  1. Make your gift to the SYA Fund today!
  2. Become an advocate! Share with your classmates and friends, create a personal plea or create a matching opportunity or challenge. In general, encourage others to give!
  3. If you've already made a gift this year - thank you! See #2 above and/or consider making an additional token gift to help boost our donor number.

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