The Severn Annual Fund

Be an Admiral

The Severn Annual Fund exists so that we can support passionate leaders and mentors whom our students trust; so we can harness the very best educational resources to make each new idea a reality. And it exists to enhance programs that give every student a chance to find their voice. It ensures that our community grows stronger over time, as students, families, and alumni take an active part in shaping what it means to be an Admiral, for this generation and generations to come.

Make a Difference

Your investment in the Severn Annual Fund supports the people of Severn, our students and faculty, by providing outstanding opportunities and life-changing experiences.

Opportunities happen – when our students’ academic experience challenges their potential, when their involvement in extracurricular activities increases their confidence, when community service projects open their heart and mind to the needs of others, then you know your investment has made a difference.

Over the last 100 years the strength of Severn has always been the community of people committed to educating our youth.  The teachers, mentors and coaches who have inspired Severn students, trained their minds, strengthened their character and prepared them for a lifetime of learning. Thankfully, alumni, parents and friends have chosen to make a difference by investing in Severn to ensure we are able to attract and retain the best faculty.

The world of opportunities begins with you

Your investment is a statement about your belief in Severn School, its faculty, programs and students. There are many ways to make your gift to show your support. You can honor or memorialize a favorite teacher or family member with your gift. If you have any questions or an idea, contact us and let’s talk it over. We would love to hear from you. 

Thank you so much for your support and love of Severn. Go Admirals!

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I help Severn with its Annual Fund?

    You can make your gift today!  You can also volunteer to help call a few of your peers either from your own home or at a phonathon.
  • How is my gift to the Severn Annual Fund used?

    The Severn Annual Fund helps fund essentials within the daily operations of the school, including professional development, curriculum development, art supplies, technology, athletics, clubs & activities. These unrestricted gifts are applied wherever the need is greatest, and they are essential to the school’s excellence and financial strength. Your gift dollars are also available if unexpected opportunities arise...a trip to Nationals, iPads for faculty, etc.
  • Doesn’t tuition cover these expenses?

    Tuition revenue provides 90 percent of the school’s operating budget. Severn relies on endowment income, annual unrestricted giving, and other non-tuition revenue to help meet the cost of educating each student. An investment in the Severn Annual Fund ensures we are able to attract and retain the best faculty and students.
  • If I can only make a small gift, does it make an impact?

    YES, it certainly does! Your gift, combined with those from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends, provides substantial support for the ongoing programmatic needs of the school.  Every gift is an expression of support for Severn, and every gift matters.
  • Why does my participation matter?

    Participation matters because many foundations only fund schools that demonstrate wide support by their own alumni and parents. Participation level is also a factor in a school’s bond rating. Your gift is a show of your commitment to the school and a sign of Severn’s strength.
  • Does the Severn Annual Fund campaign have a start and end date?

    The giving year begins anew on July 1 of every year and closes on the following June 30.
  • If I make a pledge now, when do I have to pay?

    You have until June 30 to fulfill your pledge. It is helpful to Severn if you make your commitment early in the fiscal year, even if you don’t pay until later.
  • How can I make a gift?

    There are many ways to give a gift…of cash, by credit card, securities, matching gift. You can mail a gift in an AF giving envelope, contact Nicolle Teixeira in the development office by email or (410.647.7701 x 2357) or give a gift online now.
  • Do you accept matching gifts?

    Having your gift matched by your employer is an easy way to double or sometimes triple your gift to Severn.  Check this database to see if your company will match your or your spouses gift.

Your Guide to the Severn Annual Fund

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146