Welcome from the Development Office
Tampa Preparatory School is a special place! At Prep, we understand that the best education is a value-added experience that provides a disciplined, nurturing environment where young people learn not only reading, writing, math, and science, but also the importance of hard work, leadership, personal responsibility, and good citizenship.
But we don’t accomplish our goals without your help. We count on the support of the entire Tampa Prep community — parents, alumni, grandparents, trustees, faculty/staff, and other friends and volunteers — to allow us to carry out our mission.
Support to Tampa Prep comes in two main ways — gifts of time and gifts of “treasure.”
Volunteering at Tampa Prep can take many forms: serving on the Tampa Prep Parents Alliance, providing grade level treats for students, serving as grade reps or team parents, making calls for a phonathon, baking for faculty appreciation, stuffing envelopes, coordinating our Grandparents Day, working on our traditional Gala Auction or even helping organize a golf tournament. Whatever your talent or passion, and whatever your available time commitment, Tampa Prep will use and appreciate your gift of time.
Gifts of “treasure” are also essential to maintaining and growing the Prep experience. Tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of educating our students. As is the case with every independent school, our Annual Fund drive is the philanthropic priority and tax-deductible gifts are solicited to cover the difference between tuition revenue and the School’s actual operating costs.
While monetary goals are set every year as benchmarks, 100% participation in the Annual Fund is the ultimate goal. We ask every family to participate at the level they can as participation is a reflection of your belief in the students and mission of Tampa Preparatory School. No gift is too small and every gift matters and each one makes a difference.
I invite you to explore Support Prep and learn more about Tampa Prep’s fundraising programs and how we can partner together. Working together, we can accomplish anything.
Go Prep! Go Terrapins!
Director of Development