The Randolph Fund at Work

Experience, Create, Inspire                                               
  
Imagine learning about life on the Oregon Trail or escaping on the Underground Railroad, creating a quilt in math class or planning your own county in the Utopia Project, writing an original play or watching a caterpillar become a butterfly for the very first time. Randolph inspires learning and helps students imagine their futures and creates possibilities for them to explore new areas of interest. 

A robust Randolph Fund can provide the opportunity for so much more than if the School had to rely solely on tuition. The Randolph Fund makes all the difference in providing the resources for teachers to inspire students.

The Randolph Fund makes it possible for:
- Hands-on experiences in science labs take theory into practice.
- Language offerings are varied and offered across the grades.
- Arts offerings are available in visual arts, band, choir and theater
- Lower School students have physical education every day.
- Faculty have significant opportunities for professional growth to hone their craft.
- Our community enjoys the talent and diversity of the 122 families who receive financial aid.
- Class sizes and student teacher ratios are low. The Upper School can offer classes with only a few students and we can offer our Senior Capstone seminar.

Beth Corley, Director of Development, is available to answer your questions or talk about the impact your support can have on students and faculty at 256-799-6198 or bcorley@randolpschool.net.

Randolph Fund Q & A

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Why does Randolph need support beyond tuition?

    At Randolph, as at all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of a Randolph education. Eighty-six percent of the School’s costs are covered by tuition. Tax-deductible annual contributions are needed to ensure that all the faculty has planned for our children can be executed each year.
  • I can’t make a large gift – why should I bother?

    … because each gift impacts the lives of our students and faculty. High levels of participation from parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends are a signal of strength and send an important message that together we are invested in preserving the extraordinary opportunities that matter most at Randolph. Your participation matters.  The only gift too small is no gift at all.
  • What do teachers have to say about the Randolph Fund?

    I sincerely thank all who gave to the Annual Fund. Because of your generosity, I have an ActivBoard for teaching. Among its many benefits is the ease in teaching students how to use the graphing calculator. I can project a board sized calculator and control the calculator using the pens on the board. Students can see what buttons are pushed as well as what their calculator should display.
    Beth Andrada
    Upper School Math Department Chair


    How do you have a great first day of upper school?
    Get to know your classmates. Spend a day experiencing success and failure in group and individual challenges. Try something new. Try again when you fail. Feel satisfaction when you succeed. Ask our 12th grade student leaders what has mattered most. Build friendships and a large support system that will sustain you for at least the next four years, even longer. I am enormously grateful that the Annual Fund has provided the resources to build our 9th grade off-campus retreat program.
    Amanda F. Hultin
    Former 9th and 10th Grade Dean/Upper School English

    Words from a current senior on the value of the freshman retreat. A must read!

    Good sound makes all the difference. Last year the arts department used support from the Annual Fund to purchase wireless microphones. The microphones were purchased specifically for the Rhett Fine Arts Center at Drake. They are used for almost all events in the space now: Community Time for Lower School and Middle School, Theatre Productions, the Young Voices annual musical, and any other type of student program. They can also travel and are used throughout each campus.
    Adam Bernick
    Director of Fine Arts

    The majority of children in Lower School have difficulty using a “normal” mouse. The Annual Fund has purchased “little mice” for use in the Lower School computer lab. These new mice make all the difference.
    Melissa Tucker
True learning occurs when students can self discover and learn for themselves. At Randolph the faculty have access to the resources they need to bring their work with students alive.”

Jenny Lenz, Middle School Language Arts/Social Studies
Middle School Theater Director

Randolph Fund

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  2. 90
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  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $700,000.00
Current $597,408.07
Remaining $102,591.93
As of Date 4/30/2016
Start Date 7/1/2015
End Date 6/30/2016
Last Year Amount $624,392.00

Parent Participation

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal Participation 100%
Current Participation 66%
As of Date 4/30/2016
Start Date 7/1/2015
End Date 6/30/2016
Last Year Participation 55%