Our Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving Provides Essential Support

At Vista Ridge Academy we rely on annual giving to help bridge the gap between the revenue raised through tuition and the total cost of educating every child. This year, we ask all parents, as well as teachers, staff, alumni, grandparents, past parents, and friends of the school to show their support for Vista Ridge Academy and its mission by making a tax-deductible donation to the Annual Nest of Funds. The direct beneficiaries of the money we raise from this year’s campaign are our students.

What is the Annual Nest of Funds?

The Annual Nest of Funds (ANF) is our school’s new approach to annual giving. Gifts made to ANF provide essential support, beyond that of tuition dollars, to fulfill the highest aspirations for all of our students. ANF gifts allow members of the Vista Ridge Academy community the opportunity to match their personal giving preferences to Vista Ridge Academy’s operating budget. We appreciate and honor your gifts and are committed to making these gifts visible and tangible throughout our campus. These five funds represent the most important areas to which donors may direct their gifts.

This school year, we have implemented our new math curriculum, Big Ideas Math. The new curriculum creates a fun and innovative program that uses hands-on activities and scaffolded instruction, both in print and online. Make a donation to Academics.

We find that our students benefit personally, socially and academically when they participate in art and music education. Vista Ridge Academy offers a weekly art class and students in Preschool through 4th grade learn how to play the violin in our Strings of the Rockies Program. Make a donation to Fine Arts.

In response to COVID-19, we have implemented new routines and processes to minimize, though we cannot eliminate, the risks to students and employees. Based on current research, our efforts have been focused on enhanced hygiene practices, health screening, physical distancing, face coverings and proper cleaning protocols. Make a donation to Facilities & Safety.

 

Vista Ridge Academy strives to create strong student and community engagement and a reputation for excellence in academic achievement and personal growth. A few initiatives for this school year include, teacher and staff professional development, technology solutions in response to COVID-19, and transforming our Library space into a creative learning environment for our students. Make a donation to Innovation.

When you make a gift to the “Area of Greatest Need” you are allowing Vista Ridge Academy to direct your donation to an area where it is most needed. Such gifts allow us to respond quickly when special projects come to light or when costly equipment must be replaced. Make a donation to the Area of Greatest Need.

How and when do I give?

The ANF Campaign is a 6-week campaign and begins November 1 and concludes December 10. You can donate online by clicking the “donate” button, or you can  make your tax-deductible gift by check. Please make your check payable to “Vista Ridge Academy” and note “ANF” in the memo line and mail to:

Vista Ridge Academy
3100 Ridge View Dr
Erie, CO 80516

Contact Marsha Bartulec at mbartulec@vistaridge.org for more information.