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Annual Fundraising Overview

Raising funds at Providence serves the purpose of bridging the difference between what tuition provides and what the school needs to fulfill its mission. Providence works hard to maintain tuition levels that are as reasonable as possible while upholding the integrity and quality of programs and services.

The school holds a series of annual fundraising events and campaigns and is dependent on the support of families, alumni, and the greater Santa Barbara community who believe in the importance of Christian schooling.

Providence Fund

This annual fund is the primary vehicle for supporting the operations of Providence. Gifts to the Providence Fund directly support the day-to-day operations of the school, from light bulbs to professional development seminars for teachers. If you can support only one fundraising activity, the Providence Fund is the vehicle of choice.

Providence Forum:  Engaging Ideas of Consequence

The Providence Forum event brings a speaker of national significance to the Santa Barbara community. Past speakers have included Gabe Lyons, Bob Goff, Hugh Hewitt, Eric Metaxas, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Dennis Prager, and Louis  Zamperini. The event is more than just a lecture.  The program features an array of appetizers and desserts, beautiful music, and a program combining great fun and deeply stimulating conversations. Funds raised at this event enhance the program at Providence and provide vital scholarship funds.

Parent Council Fundraisers

The Lower School and Upper School Parents Councils are organizations of Providence parents  who work to oversee many of the “extras” that make our school such a special place. They hold a series of fundraisers (See’s Candy sales, dine-in events at local restaurants) that raise money on a smaller scale. The funds for these events go directly into the classroom in the form of enhancements to technology and curriculum that students experience firsthand.