About the COVID Student Aid Fund
THE COVID STUDENT Aid fund will help ensure that no young woman needs to discontinue her Visitation education as a result of this pandemic. Specifically, this fund will address the immediate need for financial aid as a result of the current crisis and ensure our current and rising freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors can remain with their classes and celebrate treasured milestones together: laughing at Marshmallow Roast, cheering at Gold-White, enjoying a sunset during Junior Retreat, and many more.
Help us keep our Visitation family together.
COVID-19 has and will create unprecedented challenges for us logistically, financially, and emotionally -- depressing our endowment, straining family finances, and postponing or cancelling many cherished traditions.
While Visitation is well-positioned to weather this financial storm, we are feeling its effects, as are our current families. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on our faith and each other. As St. Jane urges, we place all our confidence in God’s strength, even as we turn to one another for help.
From April 22 through June 30, any gift to the Visitation Annual Fund will be funneled to support the COVID Student Aid Fund. We have suspended all other fundraising efforts to focus on supporting our families and students right now.
We thank you so much for your generous support!
- What measures is the school taking to address the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis?
- Has Visitation taken a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loan and can those funds be applied to support families that have been impacted by COVID-19?
- How will the need for financial assistance be determined? Is there a process for applying?
- What student expenses does the COVID Student Aid Fund cover?
- Can the school tap into the endowment or other reserves to mitigate the current crisis?
- If I usually make my gift to the Visitation Fund between now and June 30, can I designate it to the COVID Student Aid Fund instead?
- If Visitation raises more than our goal, how will those funds be used?
- Will my gift to the COVID Student Aid Fund count toward my Reunion class gift?
- Is my gift tax deductible?
- Has Visitation continued school since the pandemic began?
- Will graduation be held this year?
- Is Reunion being postponed?
We are grateful to all our current and past donors for their loyal support. We hope that you will make your gift to keep our Visitation family together.
Thanks to our Board and Administration's thoughtful, long-range financial planning, we have spent years building a robust educational and business technology infrastructure that has allowed us to quickly pivot to distance learning and remote working. Consistent investment in professional development and the hard work and dedication of our brilliant faculty and staff have made the transition to “Virtual Visitation” not just possible, but successful. Even as we respond to the immediate challenges of this pandemic, we will continue to plan for the long, vibrant future of Georgetown Visitation.
If you have questions or need assistance with your gift, please contact Director of Advancement Nathalie Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.787.5676.