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The Loyalty Fund: Ashley Hall's Annual Giving Program

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The Loyalty Fund

The Ashley Hall community is powering possibilities for the future of our students and it all begins with youBy making a gift to the Loyalty Fund, Ashley Hall’s vital annual campaign, your philanthropic actions have immediate impact. Gifts to the Loyalty Fund support the experience of every Ashley Hall girl—every day, providing funding for signature programs that tuition cannot cover. Ashley Hall’s entire community rallies to support the school’s Loyalty Fund. Parents, grandparents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, faculty, staff and friends all give to this initiative. Developing the full potential of every student at Ashley Hall is possible because of your continued support. Your gift will strengthen every aspect of the Ashley Hall educational experience, empowering our girls to become bold leaders, creative doers, and global citizens.

FRIENDS OF ASHLEY HALL GIVING LEVELS:

$1,000-$1,908 | Spiral Club
$500-$999 | Gateway Club
$100-$499 | Century Club
Up to $99 | Purple and White Society

THE 1909 SOCIETY

$25,000 and up | Founders’ Circle
$10,000-$24,999 | Head of School’s Circle
$5,000-$9,999 | Trustees’ Circle
$1,909-$4,999 | Benefactors’ Circle

View the 2022-2023 Ashley Hall Annual Report

Loyalty Fund Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Loyalty Fund support?

The Loyalty Fund, our School’s annual giving program, is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Ashley Hall. The largest fundraising effort of the year, it bridges the gap between tuition income and the School’s operating expenses. The Loyalty Fund directly supports all students and faculty, ongoing technology enhancements, facility improvements, and other School priorities. If you wish, you may direct your gift to the arts, athletics, academics, or area of greatest need.

Doesn’t tuition cover all expenses?

Full tuition pays for only a portion of the actual cost of providing an exceptional academic program tailored to the needs of each girl. The financial model that underpins the School’s operation depends on three principal sources of revenue: endowment income, tuition revenue, and the generosity of alumnae, parents, and friends through the Loyalty Fund. Your annual support is a vital component of that financial equation.

I support my child’s classroom, buy special tickets, and give to the School's community philanthropic efforts. Why should I also give to the Loyalty Fund?

Your support of the Loyalty Fund is vitally important to the financial stability of the School. Loyalty fund gifts, which are 100 percent tax deductible, are designated for day-to-day operating expenses, as well as to fund the many signature programs that distinguish Ashley Hall.

Does it matter when I make my gift? May I pledge now and pay later?

Yes and yes! A gift or pledge made early in the school year is a great advantage to the School for budgeting purposes. Because of this, we ask donors to make their pledges by December 31. Pledges may be fulfilled over the course of the school year with final payment due by June 30.

May I pay my gift in installments?

Certainly! Rather than making your gift all at once, you may set up your contribution to be paid over several months up until June 30. This is called a Recurring Gift and can be established by calling (843) 965-8479 or through the online giving page when you are asked about payment.

If I can only make a small gift, is it really worth it?

You bet it is! Large gifts are absolutely essential to Ashley Hall’s success, but so are modest ones. You are encouraged to give in a range that is comfortable for your family, remembering that our gifts, when combined, add up to provide critical support for the School. Your support sends a powerful message that you believe in this institution and its educational program.

How do corporate matching gift programs work, and how can I find out if my employer has a program?

Many companies will supplement employee charitable gifts with matches of their own, thereby increasing the total amount of funds donated to the School. Donors who are able to use these corporate giving programs are credited with the full amount of their gifts PLUS the matching funds, thereby qualifying for higher gift recognition. Your human resources office will be able to let you know if your company has such a program and can supply you with a very simple form to complete and mail to Ashley Hall with your gift.

How will my gift be recognized?

Gifts of all sizes are important and are recognized in the School’s online Annual Report, and emails throughout the year. The 1909 Society members, donors of $1,909 or more, and are recognized in Ashley Hall’s printed Annual Report as well as invited to a special leadership reception in the fall.

How do I make a gift?

Please make your check payable to Ashley Hall and mail to 172 Rutledge Avenue,
Charleston, SC 29403. You may also make an online gift using Paypal, Venmo or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).

1909 Society

The 1909 Society honors donors who annually give $1,909 or more to the Loyalty Fund and offers special benefits. Gifts from this leadership giving group comprise approximately 70 percent of all dollars given to the Loyalty Fund. We thank the members of the 1909 Society for their philanthropic contributions and continued commitment to Ashley Hall. 

Learn more about The 1909 Society

Planned Giving

By including Ashley Hall in your estate plans, you ensure that your commitment to the benefits of an Ashley Hall education continues. Estate gifts can be designated to support a donor’s passion at the school, but are most commonly invested to grow the school’s endowment in perpetuity. Ashley Hall’s founder, Mary Vardrine McBee, exemplified and championed the merits found in a life of value-based philanthropy. Today she is the patroness of The McBee Society, an organization of foresighted and generous donors who have included Ashley Hall in their estate plans.

View the McBee Society Membership List

Gift of Securities

Consider donating gifts of stock, mutual funds, and other securities to Ashley Hall.

Brokerage House: Robert W. Baird & Co.
Account Name: Ashley Hall Foundation
Account Number: 6935-2966
DTC Number: 0547
Broker: John Warren
Telephone number: (866) 792-7271
Fax: (843) 579-5050

Mailing Address:
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Attention:John Warren
25 Calhoun Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401

Please inform us of stock transfers so that we can properly acknowledge your gift and forward information regarding your tax deduction.
For further assistance, contact:

Ann Barnett | Director of Database Management and Online Services | [email protected] | (843) 720-2856.

Meet the Advancement Team

Shannon Reynolds, Assistant Head of School, Institutional Advancement

Shana Stockton, Director of Stewardship

Stephanie Glasscock, Director of the Loyalty Fund

Ann Barnett, Director of Database Management and Online Services

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At Ashley Hall, we believe that our philanthropic actions communicate who we are and what we believe in on the deepest level. They are an opportunity to harness our passions, to act on our values for the greater good, and to nourish our souls. This value is interwoven into our work with students with the desired outcome of producing young women who are “ethically responsible and prepared to meet the challenges of society,” as our mission clearly states. Fulfilling this mission would not be possible without support from the Ashley Hall Community.

Simply put, I give to Ashley Hall each year because Ashley Hall gave — and continues to give! — so much to me. Donations ensure the continued intellectual and compassionate generosity of this special place, whether that means financial assistance for students or increased professional development for our remarkable teachers and mentors. Giving back means that ‘girls who have the will’ will have not just the ability, but also the access.” — Jane Werrell Prevost ’06

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Please mail checks to:
Ashley Hall
Attention: Advancement Office
172 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403

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Ashley Hall is a K-12 independent school for girls, with a co-ed preschool, committed to a talented and diverse student population. We consider for admission students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
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