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Support


Your gift makes an incredible difference in the lives of students. Our future in your hands.

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Support


Your gift makes an incredible difference in the lives of students. Our future in your hands.

Donate Here

Your choice to support us with a gift is greatly appreciated.

 
 

If you'd like to know more about making gifts of appreciated securities, real estate, or you'd like the address for our secure bank deposit box for your check, please reach out to us at donations (at) islandschool.org

Please consider giving by bequest. You'll immediately join our Loggerhead Society and those helping support our mission well into the future. Please let us know if you've included us in your estate planning.  

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You make our difference


We put your values and priorities into action.

You make our difference


We put your values and priorities into action.

Because of you, thousands of students have had transformative experiences. Since 1999 you've returned them to their families and communities to live up to the promise of being our future leaders. Over the last 20 years you've helped The Island School evolve from a startup study-abroad academic field trip into a pre-K through Ph.D. community. And your ambitions for us have stayed high: change education, apply science, grow young people, foster collaboration, build communities, change lives. Because our organization doesn't have a big safety net your gifts are essential to secure our present and our future. And as a small organization your gift makes an outsized impact. We are super lean so your gift stretches even further.

Areas your gift supports:

  • Affordability at The Island School: financial aid awards to 30% of each class; you help meet all demonstrated family need giving other families a rare chance to experience the impact the place has
  • Access to The Island School: Through partnerships we recruit and support candidates from underserved communities for whom high-school study abroad options are out of reach
  • Campus and equipment that builds community, introduces us to the ocean, hosts science, and serves as our textbook for how to live well
  • Student academic performance at Deep Creek Middle School: 86% pass rate on the 2016 Bahamas Junior Certificate exam vs 50% national rate 2011-2015, made possible by great teachers and innovative curriculum
  • Transformative trajectories at Deep Creek Middle School: You contribute $400,000/year to support 45 students in grades 7-9; not only do they have roots in South Eleuthera, since 2001 27 graduates have won $5m+ in aid from private boarding schools
  • Great teachers, researchers, and staff: Bringing great talent to Eleuthera, or back to Eleuthera delivers high quality learning experiences, but is also a critical investment in our community and the local workforce: over 5 faculty alumni teach in the Bahamas, and over 40 staff alumni work in local businesses.
  • Professional development: training for teachers and access to visiting experts makes us better and expands our world
  • Partnerships: We are investing in local partnerships through science Gap Year experiences for Bahamian students with BREEF, ocean conservation programs with the Bahamas National Trust, teacher training and science research with the University of the Bahamas, workforce development with One Eleuthera and youth development with Space to Create.
  • Serving as a model: By welcoming school groups, teacher conferences, citizen scientists, and neighbors we weave their experiences into our story. And by sharing what we've learned together, we impact education and reinvest in our alumni.
  • Safeguarding our future: You've helped our board of directors prioritize a safety net - with an endowment sized about $5m in 2016- and reserve funds to buffer against unexpected shocks. Your efforts can create impact for generations
  • Our areas of highest need - your unbounded support challenges us to thrive and meet the next opportunities

You are invited!  Please join the thousands of people who are making a difference through Cape Eleuthera Foundation by giving a gift today. 

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Endowment


Endowment


Investing in Future Leaders.


Endowed gifts are pivotal to ensuring a financially sustainable future for the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. Endowment funds are invested to grow over time as they generate annual income, providing an important source of permanent funding to support the mission of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. The incoming-generating nature of endowment giving enables the Foundation¹s leadership to engage in vital long-term planning and assures a consistent income stream for both ongoing programs and strategic plans.

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Loggerhead Society


Loggerhead Society


The Cape Eleuthera Foundation established the Loggerhead Society to recognize the generosity of participants in the Foundation’s Planned Giving Programs.  

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one of the most well-known and respected members of the ocean.  They are often found on the shores surrounding Eleuthera and their presence is respected and honored. They are pillars of the aquatic community and are know for their long life span and global presence.  Just like Loggerheads commit to a long-term relationship with the ocean, members of the Loggerhead Society have committed to a long-term relationship with the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and its programs. Participation in any of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s Planned Giving Programs—including bequests, life-income arrangements, and other deferred gifts qualifies membership in The Loggerhead Society. Gifts of this nature will go support everything—from scholarships, to research, to faculty, to facilities. It is important to invest in the people, programs and place that make us successful. We want to honor and perpetuate this distinguished tradition of giving because gifts of this nature ensure a financial sustainability of our programs into the future.

Chuck & Olga Paterakis, long time supporters of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and parents of Kristin (F04), are the inaugural members of the Loggerhead Society.  The Paterakis Family has generously donated to a range of projects in the past, most notably donating the leading gift for the Paterakis Dining Center in 2008.  Chuck & Olga Paterakis are models for what the Loggerhead Society represents: a long-term relationship with Cape Eleuthera Foundation and its programs.

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Communications


We welcome your input and questions about the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and the impact you have through your giving.

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Donor Privacy Policy


Donor Privacy Policy


Cape Eleuthera Foundation Donor Privacy Policy

Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc. is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We assure our donors that their information will not be shared with any third party.

Awareness

Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc. provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Information Collected

Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • contact information: name, organization, complete address, phone number, email address

  • payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information

  • shipping information: name, organization, complete address

  • information concerning how you heard about Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc.

  • information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions

  • your request to receive periodic updates: e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, e-news, and newsletters.

How Information is Used

Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc. uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on Cape Eleuthera Foundation happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information

Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc. will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc. and only to further the activities and purposes of Cape Eleuthera Foundation, Inc.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

We do not want to send unwanted mail or electronic communications to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at info@capeeleutherafoundation.org or (609) 620-6700.