Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Annual Fund and why is it necessary?

The Annual Fund provides funding that directly impacts the Foundation’s ability to enhance academic and co-curricular programming, retain and expand our outstanding faculty, provide important Professional Development training to our faculty and much more.  At the close of each academic year, the school presents a grant proposal of new initiatives to The AES Crestwood Foundation’s Board of Directors which is comprised of parishioners and alumni from across the decades.  The Board thoughtfully evaluates each proposal and determines which initiatives to fund.  These determinations ensure that donations to the Foundation are strategically utilized to ensure that Annunciation School remains one of the premier providers of Catholic education in Westchester County.  Since the inception of the Foundation in 2017, the Board has voted to approve school administration’s full grant proposal each year.

How much should I give?

We ask that each family make a gift that is meaningful to them.  Every gift is significant.  While the amount varies for each family, a gift at any level makes a difference.  The level of community participation is as important as the actual amount given.

Why is 100% so important?

The school’s financial strength is dependent upon the participation of our parents, faculty, alumni and supporters.  We understand that a strong Foundation will ensure that Annunciation School will be able to provide quality Catholic education and to graduate strong academic future generations of alumni.  Participation in the Annual Fund sends a strong message of support for Annunciation School’s mission and our students.

How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?

There are many different ways click here to make a gift to Annunciation School.  To make a gift online now click here.

How can I put Annunciation Scool in my Will?

We invite you to join the Monsignor Dugan Society by making a commitment to support the Foundation through a gift in your will or other planned gift.  Many individuals remember their favorite charities in their estate.  We hope that you will add the Foundation to that list of your favorite charities.  To learn more about the Mosignor Dugan Society, please click here.

How does The AES Crestwood Foundation differ from the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima Men’s Club and Ladies Guild?

The AES Crestwood Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (C)(3) charitable organization which was created for the sole purpose of providing financial support to Annunciation School in order to ensure that Annnunciation School will always be able to continue its mission of educating students in a Catholic tradition of excellence.  By handling fundraising for the benefit of Annunciation School, the Foundation ensures that donations are utilized to sustain and expand existing programs, create innovative new initiatives and keep tuition affordable.

How do our Parish Ministries support Annunciation School?

At the end of each academic year, the Annunciation-OLF Men’s Club and Ladies Guild make a donation to the Annual Fund in support of Annunciation School.  This yearly gift demonstrates the ministries’ commitment to the mission of the Foundation in ensuring that Annunciation School remains a premier leader in the Catholic tradition of academic excellence.