The Advent Fund annual giving campaign is our yearly appeal to all members of our school community - parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, faculty, trustees, and friends of the school - to support our beloved school. Gifts to The Advent Fund help the school provide the very best teaching and learning environment for all of our students. Tuition revenue alone does not cover the actual cost of an Advent education. Gifts to The Advent Fund bridge this gap, allowing the school to meet our most pressing needs in order to focus on an exceptional, unique learning experience for our students.

The Advent Fund helps SUPPORT, ENRICH, and CREATE exceptional programming, curriculum, faculty, facility and so much more!

Recent gifts to The Advent Fund have helped pay for curriculum enhancements and professional development for faculty, enhanced security and safety measures, as well as the larger awning at gate to keep students dry on rainy days! With your help, we can do even more.

Most importantly, remember that EVERY gift matters. Whether it's $25 or $25,000, your support is necessary to ensure that Advent continues to educate students in the most engaging, curiousity-provoking, and nurturing environment possible.

Levels of Giving

Cross & Shield Society*
Partner  $10,000 and above
Investor  $5,000-$9,999
Benefactor  $1,000-$4,999

Purple & Gold Circle
Patron  $750-$999
Supporter  $250-$749
Contributor  up to $249

*Cross & Shield Society donors will be celebrated at a reception during our annual Lessons & Carols weekend in December.


The Advent Fund FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Where do the funds go that are raised through The Adent Fund?

    Advent truly believes that our students can go anywhere they desire. To help reach this point, the school relies on an annual giving campaign. The gifts from parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, students, alumni and friends are a vital source of revenue. Annual gifts, which are received and spent in the same year, have an immediate impact on the things that make Advent special - scholarships, great teaching and faculty excellence, facility upgrades and technology, to name a few. Click here to see our Advent Gives video.
  • Q. I do not think I can make a large gift to Advent. What do you recommend?

    EVERY gift matters - large or small. Participation is critical. It takes our entire school community to help make the biggest impact. We would also encourage you to consider a monthly donation! Giving a smaller amount over the course of the year can really add up! 
  • Q. Where do the funds go when I donate?

    The primary purpose of The Advent Fund annual campagin is to help raise the additional funds needed to help cover the actual cost of an Advent education. Tuition revenue alone does not cover the expense associated with offering the very best education possible.
  • Q. Why does Advent not charge what it takes to educate a child at Advent Episcopal School?

    Simply put, if we charged the full amount of tuition needed to educate each child, there is likelihood that many students would not be able to attend Advent. This in turn would increase overall tuition for everyone as the economies of scale would be affected. The average cost of educating an Advent student is significantly more than revenue from tuition and fees. This gap must be made up through fundraising efforts. We ask everyone in our school community - parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, faculty, trustees, and friends of the school - to help! Participation from every member of our broad community is critical.
Founded in 1950 and located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Advent Episcopal School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th.