Endowment funds are similar to savings accounts which generate income through wise investments of principal. A percentage of the endowment’s income provides cash toward annual operating expenses. A common way for a school to grow an endowment is through a planned gift such as a bequest or a charitable remainder trust. Currently, AOS endowment funds are in their infancy.
Donations of any amount are welcome to the general scholarship endowment. Financial aid is awarded confidentially to financially-qualified students. Our scholarship endowment provides critical resources to support our financial aid budget. This is a growing need of the school.