The Culture of Philanthropy

The term philanthropist often conjures an image of an affluent and generous individual, who supports an organization with large monetary gifts. The word philanthropy, however, means the love of humankind and the contribution of both resources and actions for the common good.

At Sabot at Stony Point, we are committed to developing a culture of philanthropy that engages all members of our school community around the shared purpose of providing children with a unique, dynamic, and effective education.

In such a culture, every adult constituent has a part to play. We each play a part – through our actions and interactions – in building the community of the school. We each play the part of ambassador, helping to spread the word and create connections in the larger community. We each have a contribution to make of time and talent. And we are all called upon to help build the school’s financial strength, securing the resources that support our program and that ensure the longevity of our school.

What parts in this culture of philanthropy will you play?

As an Ambassador, you can help Admissions Director Maggie Barrett spread the word about our school and our admissions activities and process. Let Community Engagement Coordinator Kathleen Sams know of individuals or businesses in the larger community that might take an interest in Sabot.

As a volunteer, participate in the many volunteer opportunities organized by our Parents Association.

Become a donor and use the Donate feature on this site to make a gift to The Sabot Stronger Fund, through which we satisfy the needs that are not covered by tuition and that enable us to grow and thrive.

Thank you for helping us develop and sustain our culture of philanthropy.

The Sabot Stronger Fund

Sabot’s administration and Board of Directors work diligently to ensure that the school is on solid financial footing while continuing efforts to advance the school’s mission. Tuition and earned income cover our operating budget. This is a rare accomplishment for an independent school and something of which to be proud. Sabot is strong.

While tuition provides for the daily operation of the educational program, it does not allow for resources that will make Sabot stronger. The investments that enable us to strengthen our current program and envision an even stronger future – supporting faculty professional development opportunities, technology and facilities enhancements on campus, and much more – are made possible through tax-deductible contributions to The Sabot Stronger Fund.

Sabot at Stony Point is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible according to Internal Revenue Service regulations. Sabot’s federal identification number is 54-0804640.

The Sabot Stronger Fund

The Sabot Stonger Fund was created to advance Sabot into its next decade and beyond. The fund is comprised of all unrestricted contributions to the school through annual giving, the annual auction, and other small fundraising activities.

Annual Giving
The generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends helps us to minimize tuition increases, ensures the continuity and strengthening of our program and campus, and furthers our reputation as one of Richmond’s leading independent schools.

Proceeds from the auction are a major part of the school’s fiscal plan. The auction is also a wonderful time and opportunity to celebrate the school year with our community. We invite parents to support the auction by purchasing tickets, sponsoring the event, and helping us reach potential sponsors, volunteering their time, and participating at the event.

Small Fundraising
Sabot asks that families support the Sabot Strong(er) Fund but will never ask you to sell anything (such as popcorn or coupon books). Instead, we offer several easy ways to raise funds for our classrooms when you support local and national businesses.

  • Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to Sabot. Visit every time you use Amazon, designate Sabot as your non-profit of choice, and shop away. Prime members can participate, too!
  • Kroger Community Rewards®: Simply visit, search for and select our school, and click “enroll” to start earning cash for Sabot. (Code: 88105). Sign up today! Once you have enrolled, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
  • Sneed’s Nursery: Shop at Sneed’s Nursery at any point throughout the year, mention Sabot, and 10% of the proceeds from your purchase will be given to Sabot.
  • Terracycle®: Sabot at Stony Point recycles acceptable waste and sends it to TerraCycle® to earn money for the school. The more we send, the more money we make. Just drop your donations in the trash container with the red lid (next to the playground) any day of the week; there is no need to separate or sort items.Check out the items we collect. Fall 2017 Terracycle Accepted Waste. For more information about Terracycle®, visit
  • BoxTops for Education: Clip box tops from participating brand packaging and bring them to the front desk to earn money for Sabot at Stony Point. Kathleen Sams is our BoxTops coordinator.

Sabot at Stony Point is grateful for the support of all of our donors. We are committed to spending your investments wisely to provide our students with the best possible educational experience.

Please consider giving to Sabot today!

Make A Gift

Leadership Giving Circles

  • Visionaries Circle $2,500 +
  • Founders Circle $1,000 – $2,499
  • Leaders Circle $500 – $999

Donors in our Leadership Giving Circles will be invited to the annual donor recognition party.

Giving Clubs

  • Forest Club $250 – $499
  • Garden Club $100 – $249

Click here to make a gift online!

To make a gift by check, stock, or for more information about the many possible ways for giving, please contact our Business Office at or 804-272-1341 ext. 2.

Sabot at Stony Point
Attn: Business Office
3400 Stony Point Road
Richmond, VA 23235