The personal attention and strong educational foundation enjoyed by Tidewater students would not be possible without the generosity of our friends, parents, grandparents and alumni. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Tidewater education. Financial gifts allow students to have access to the best possible teachers and programs. Because we are an intentionally small school with a small but loyal following, every gift to the Circle of Friends counts. Making Tidewater a philanthropic priority is vital to the long and short-term stability of the School. Donations to the annual fund are tax-deductible.
Here are a few examples of how Circle of Friends gifts have been used:
Purchased a new roof for the building
Supplied a meeting table and chairs for the library
Updated technology in the elementary classrooms
Made much-needed repairs to the driveway
Provided matching funds for an arts grant (Pre-K trough 5th grade)
Funded continuing education for staff
Your donation directly supports Tidewater’s children and their teachers, strengthens the academic program and makes possible the incredible learning environment that is Tidewater.
Empower – $5,000 and above
Embrace – $2,500 to $4,999
Nurture – $1,000 to $2,499
Inspire – $500 to $999
Fulfill – up to $499
All gifts are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to:
The Tidewater School.