AOS Annual Fund - 100% Participation in 100 Days

The AOS Annual Fund is vital to the daily operations at AOS. The Annual Fund provides essential, unrestricted income to support the school’s current-year operating budget for items not covered by tuition. Your monetary gift is an investment in your student’s future because those funds directly benefit their academic and extracurricular experiences today.

As we kick off a new school year, we are introducing a different kind of Annual Fund Campaign: 100% in 100 Days. This fast-paced, shorter campaign, beginning September 23, 2019, will highlight the important impact your Annual Fund gift makes. Every family's participation is vital. Between now and the 100 Day deadline of December 31st, our aim is 100% community participation in 100 days.
The Annual Fund provides support for a wide range of expenses including professional development for our faculty and staff, technology  at all grade levels, support for the performing and fine arts programs, the athletic programs, and much more. Every gift of any amount is greatly valued and appreciated.  

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Annunciation Orthodox School may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Why is 100% participation so crucial?

    Your participation in the Annual Fund not only shows your financial support, it also represents your commitment to the school's mission.  Many corporations and foundations ask for our Annual Fund participation percentage when deciding whether or not to provide additional funding.  Together, our gifts enhance the quality of unparalleled resources and opportunities that our students receive this year and in years to come.
  • Why 100 days?

    The purpose of this time frame is to secure gifts and pledges early since a solid financial footing paves the way for all of the exciting plans and necessary operations throughout the 2018-19 year.
  • How can I make a gift?

    Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made by mailing a check or making a payment online with a credit card. You can pledge now and defer payment until later; you can also pay in installments if that is more convenient for you. Additionally, a gift of securities can be made by calling the Advancement Office at 713-470-5650. The Annual Fund runs on the School's fiscal year calendar starting on July 1 and ending on June 30. 
  • Can I use my company's matching gift program?

    Yes, absolutely. Matching gifts allow you to double (and sometimes triple) your donation through your employer. We encourage you to check with your HR or Benefits department. The Tax ID number for AOS is 76-0276967.
  • How much am I encouraged to give?

    We understand that tuition is a significant investment and every family’s capacity is different. We ask that you contribute at a level that is personally meaningful and makes sense for your family, keeping in mind the number of children you have at AOS. In the past, gifts have ranged from $25 to $25,000. Every gift if any size is needed and important.
  • Why not raise tuition?

    The Board of Trustees tries to keep tuition as low as possible so as many families as possible will be able to afford an AOS education. Raising tuition would restrict even further the number of families who could attend the school. At the same time, we endeavor to maintain the excellence of our academic programs and a diverse community. Charitable contributions help us achieve both goals. Additionally, donations to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible, while tuition is not. Donating to the Annual Fund benefits you more than raising tuition would.

Leadership Team

List of 14 items.

  • Annual Fund Co-Chairs - Tara and John Ivascu/Diana and John Tully

  • Delphi - Marion Anderson and Aaron Will

  • PreKindergarten - Santos Hinojosa and Anne Lehman

  • Kindergarten - Tiffani Perry and Charlene Tombar

  • 1st Grade - Christina Altenau and Christine Spin

  • 2nd Grade - Daphne Haigh and Camille Mikhail

  • 3rd Grade - Monica Palandjoglou and Jeannine Vincent

  • 4th Grade - Adonia Cokinos and Leslie Huang

  • 5th Grade - Shaobo Du and Diane Laborde

  • 6th Grade - Amy Caputo and Pete Patterson

  • 7th Grade - Catherine Randall and Paige Rockecharlie

  • 8th Grade - Kristin Allen and Mary Catherine Lewis

  • PTC - Shelly Katz

  • Advancement Office - Jill Buja and Mary Morgan Stevens

Annunciation Orthodox School

3600 Yoakum Boulevard | Houston, TX 77006
Phone - (713) 470-5600 | Fax - (713) 470-5605