For any questions related to how to make your gift, please refer to Ways to Give. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact a member of the Advancement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.725.6828 ext. 186.
The SYA community of alumni, parents and friends demonstrate their appreciation of the value of an SYA education and support its distinctive mission by giving to the SYA Fund. The Board of Trustees, Philanthropy Council, Resident Directors and home office staff also participate in the SYA Fund.
Making an SYA Fund gift every year makes a statement that you believe in SYA’s mission and support the unique educational experience abroad that SYA provides. Your gift has a direct and immediate impact on current students and encourages further philanthropic support from other alumni, parents and friends.
Recognizing differences is central to the mission of SYA. We recognize that everyone has a unique financial situation and only you can determine what amount is best. Every gift to SYA, no matter how large or small, is significant and appreciated. We hope you will join in contributing at the level that is meaningful to you.
Gifts to the SYA Fund have historically ranged from $5 to $50,000+.
Many companies will match charitable contributions 1:1 (or more) by their employees, retirees and directors to non-profit organizations. This allows a company to support worthy causes, while employees are able to maximize their financial support to SYA. Please check with your human resources department and/or payroll administrator to see if your company will match your gift. It usually takes only a few minutes to complete the form, and it can often be done online.
Like almost all independent schools, tuition at SYA does not fully cover the cost of a student’s educational experience. Your gift to the SYA Fund helps keep tuition as low as possible while providing current students with the educational resources they need to be successful abroad. SYA strives to attract students from varying socio-economic backgrounds. The SYA Fund helps keep SYA a feasible option for a diverse student population.