Make a Gift by Mail
Mail your gift to:
Science & Arts Academy
1825 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Questions about Gifts & Pledges
Contact Nina Menis at 847-795-4123
The Annual Campaign is an important fundraiser that allows us to provide a robust academic program and continue to maintain our beautiful campus. Our small classes, modern facility, and individualized approach to gifted education all increase our operating expenses. Tuition covers approximately 87.8% of the costs to educate your child at SAA. The difference between tuition and actual expenses is approximately $2,409.00 per child.
The Annual Campaign helps SAA provide the best possible education for all students. Contributions come from the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, current families, alumni families, and corporate matching. We realize that each family situation is different, and therefore our goal is for every family to participate at a level that is comfortable for them.
Full participation is crucial to our fundraising success, because outside foundations are more likely to consider SAA for grants when we can demonstrate complete commitment from within our own community. Unlike tuition, donations to the SAA annual fund are tax deductible.
Science & Arts Academy parents provide an amazing amount of support in countless ways, and participation in the Annual Campaign is appreciated. The students are SAA's top priority, and we hope that families will make the school one of their top philanthropic priorities as well.