Be A Part Of The Story
When you give to Friends, you not only make a mark on our current student body, but future generations of students to come. Thanks to our generous donors, we're able to continuously grow and evolve our campus. That's the power of giving to Friends - giving students the resources and materials they need to become lifelong learners in and out of the classroom.
Ways To Give
The easiest and fastest way to give, our online giving portal is incredibly simple to use and allows you to customize the way you donate to Friends.
Gifts by Mail
If you are giving by check, please make it payable to Virginia Beach Friends School and designate the fund name in the memo field. Mail your gift to Office of Advancement, Virginia Beach Friends School, 1537 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451.
Make a Pledge
You can make a pledge to support the school to be paid at a future date or in a series of installments.
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
A gift to Virginia Beach Friends School is a special way to honor or remember a special person or event. A note will be sent to the individual or family you have honored, and the amount of the gift will not be disclosed.
Many donors can give more by spreading their gift out of the year through monthly or quarterly donations. You can determine the amount you would like to contribute and spread it out evenly through the end of the fiscal year. Or you may simply choose an amount to give each month.
VBFS students benefit from a Quaker education, focused on inquiry-based learning while also growing the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and service. Our curriculum instills intellectual curiosity and a commitment to serving others, enabling our students to grow into strong leaders that serve their community and the world. Our Annual Fund helps Virginia Beach Friends School provide it.
The Annual Fund allows VBFS to provide a Quaker education at the highest levels. Why have an Annual Fund? Like most independent schools, there is a gap between what it costs to run VBFS and what tuition and other revenue streams cover. Surprisingly, tuition does not cover all the cost to run our institution. This is where the Annual Fund becomes so essential.
So what is an Annual Fund? It's a fund that allows varying VBFS constituents (parents, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends) to donate annually. Donations can either be restricted to a specific purpose or cause like theatre programs or athletics, or unrestricted to allow VBFS to use the contribution most efficiently.
Bottomline, the Annual Fund is incredibly important, and we thank you for the friendship and generosity as you continue to share and build this community.