Message from the Director of Advancement
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have had a dramatic impact on our community and on our school. It is especially important during times like this for our community to support each other.
To assist Kinkaid families who are experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19, the School is pleased to announce the creation of an emergency assistance fund, the Falcon Family Fund (FFF), to provide tuition relief for our families. The FFF is above the normal budgeted amount for need-based financial aid as an increase is anticipated in the number of families who will need assistance, some of whom may need support now for the first time.
Monies for the FFF will come in part from the School’s operating budget, and while not ideal, the School will use the capital & maintenance reserve if necessary. Not surprisingly, we already have heard from community members who would like to contribute to FFF. If you are so inclined, thank you! You may make a gift online at https://www.kinkaid.org/giving/give-online. As a reminder, the FFF is separate from The Kinkaid Fund and monies donated through other fundraising at Kinkaid.
We are so fortunate that our community has responded generously in difficult times in the past. Most recently, the Kinkaid family came together in many special ways in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Over $200,000 in donations were received to assist faculty and staff whose homes were damaged. Additionally, tens of thousands of pounds of needed household items were donated and volunteers gave thousands of hours in support of the members of the Kinkaid family whose lives were uprooted by the hurricane.
There is much uncertainty in the world at this point, but one thing that I know is certain is that our community is very resilient and generous, even in difficult times like these.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the Falcon Family Fund or other fundraising at Kinkaid.
Tom Moore, CFRE
Director of Advancement
The Kinkaid School