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    THE GATOR CLUB

    The annual Gator Club fund drive helps to cover the annual operating costs of the school not covered by public state and federal revenue sources. Gator Fund donations are how we keep our graduating class sizes smaller, recruit and retain talented teachers through a competitive wage and salary compensation plan, and pay down permanent building construction debt service.

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    Every membership counts and gifts of all sizes are welcomed. You can participate at a level that is comfortable for you and it does not take a huge donation to have a significant impact. When taken together, donations create one of the school’s most significant sources of support. Because annual gifts are typically unrestricted, they can be directed to areas with the greatest need and the greatest potential for impact. Each donation, regardless of size, strengthens the school’s participation rate and demonstrates a vote of confidence in a Gateway education.

    All your Gator Club donations are tax-deductible and pledges are accepted as well (click here for a separate Giving Policy). For those families who commit to making a yearly donation to help bridge the $2,009 per student funding gap that charter schools like Gateway Prep face, we have established the following special annual giving categories:

    Click here for the 2021-2022 flyer on what donors can receive as a token "thank you" for their ongoing financial support.

    Gator 50/Supporter

    Gator families who donate at least $600 per year or $50 per month for the 12 months of the school giving year (August through July) to the annual giving campaign become  Gator 500/Supporter members. Each Gator 50/Supporter member receives the following:

    • UIL fee waived for one participating child
    • 25% discount on lacrosse fees for one participating child

    Gator 100/Partner

    Gator families who donate at least $1,200 per year or $100 per month for the 12 months of the school giving year (August through July) to the annual giving campaign become Gator 100/Partner members. Each Gator 100/Partner member receives the following:

    • UIL fees waived for two participating children
    • 25% discount on lacrosse fees for two participating children

    Gator 200/Golden Gate

    Gator families who donate $2,400 or more ($200 per month) during the 12 months of the school fiscal year to the annual giving campaign become Gator 200/Golden Gate members. Each Gator 200/Golden Gate member receives the following:

    • Gold Card, featuring free entry into every school-sponsored athletic event and/or fine arts presentation (i.e. theater, art shows, dance team exhibitions, choral/instrumental presentations)
    • Premium reserved seating for graduation, high school athletic competitions, fine arts performances, and large assemblies
    • UIL fees waived for three participating children 
    • 50% discount on lacrosse fees for three participating children
    • 50% discount on YMCA fee for one child

    Gator 400/Mentor

    Gator families who donate $4,800 or more ($400 per month) during the 12 months of the school fiscal year to the annual giving campaign become Gator 400/Mentor members. Each Gator 400/Mentor member receives the following:

    • UIL fees waived for four participating children
    • Gold Card, featuring free entry into every school-sponsored athletic event and/or fine arts presentation (i.e. theater, art shows, dance team exhibitions, choral/instrumental presentations)
    • Premium reserved seating for graduation, high school athletic competitions, fine arts performances, and large assemblies
    • 50% discount on lacrosse fees for four participating children
    • YMCA fee waived for one child

    Hall of Fame

    Gator families whose total annual giving donations over any period reach $10,000 or more becomes an Ambassador member. Each Ambassador member receives all of the above, plus:

    • Nameplate placed on the Hall of Fame board located in the lobby of the Student Union Building.

     

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    Annual Giving Levels

    One Time Gift or Total All Years

     

     

     Gift Amount

    Legacy Society

    $1,000,000

    Founders Circle

    $500,000

    Visionary

    $250,000

    Cornerstone Club

    $100,000

    Leadership Council

    $50,000

    Champion

    $25,000

    Ambassador

    $10,000

    Advocate

    $5,000


    All parents and friends of the school are asked to join the Gator Club through a variety of solicitation methods including: a personal request from the Development Office; a direct mail letter; a phone call from a board member; parent or student; or electronic media.

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