Annual Report Regents School of Austin
2021 | 2022
The mission of Regents School is to provide a classical and Christian education founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and beautiful and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
“our mission is central to what we do each day”
It is the time of year to pause, reflect, and imagine. As Head of School, I am in awe of the many ways God has blessed this school over the last three decades. Last May, we hit two milestones. First, we completed our 30th year as a school. Second, we surpassed 1,000 graduates sent into the world. As we contemplate our past, present, and future, it is important to be reminded of God’s faithfulness that extends to each generation.
Our annual report for the 2021-2022 school year outlines how we are stewarding the financial resources the school is blessed with. This report will give you a snapshot of key areas in our pursuit of excellence:
· Cost of Excellence: Our Finances
· Sustaining Excellence: Our Endowment
· Cultivating Excellence: Our Development
· Portraits of Excellence: Our Graduates
· Reflecting Excellence: Our Community
· Continuing Excellence: Future Generations
Thank you for taking the time to read this report. I look forward to seeing how God will use this school as we move Onward!
Gloria, Daniel C. Peterson, Ph.D. Head of School Regents School of Austin
PAGE 2 2021 | 2022
BY THE NUMBERS
students 617 families
PAGE 3 30 zip codes years 35 41 fine arts programs 1,042 alumni
PAGE 4 cost of excellence: OUR FINANCES REVENUE $1.6 MILLION 86% TUITION & RELATED FEES 8% FUNDRAISING 5% ACTIVITIES 1% OTHER $1,767,000 $1,149,000 $196,000 $19,168,000
PAGE 5 EXPENSES MILLION total financial assistance for 2021 - 2022 61% PERSONNEL 12% PROGRAMS 11% OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE 8% FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 3% CAPITAL 5% OTHER $12,575,000 $2,426,000 $2,250,000 $1,642,000 $678,000 $1,028,000
the regents fund SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE: Contribution to Financial Assistance
Fund Balance over Time
OUR TIME, OUR TURN
The tapestry is long, full of rich color and made by God’s graceful hands. It’s the story of our school. So many faces, moments, and memories blend together over 31 years to make us who we are. It is a dense heritage and a firm foundation. What will Regents look like in the next 30 years? The picture is less clear, but what is unmistakable is that the faces around campus today are of those who are creating the future.
I see that future being created through the generosity of our community in 2021-2022.
Our biennial Families Helping Families (FHF) event, held at Starhill Ranch was far and away the most successful event in the history of our school. Over one million dollars was raised that evening to bolster The Regents Fund, one of our primary means of providing tuition assistance. Paddles Up at FHF traditionally funds modest campus improvements and once again records were broken with over $300,000 being raised during this portion alone. To the delight of children and parents, those funds were used to replace and upgrade our grammar playground.
End of year giving towards Friends of Regents, our historic and traditional effort that provides our staff and faculty with an end of year financial blessing was overwhelmingly funded. The giving towards Friends of Regents simply did not slow down after the end of the year, so our staff and faculty were able to receive not only their December blessing, but another one in January. Finally after a two year COVIDinitiated absence, Regents Cup, our annual golf tournament returned, and this year we added a huge crowd pleasing Pickleball tournament. Regents Cup is the primary way that our Athletic and Fine Arts Departments are funded.
I have become fond of saying over the last year that Regents is built on God’s grace and the generosity of His people. As we look ahead towards the next 30 years, while there will be opportunities to bless and benefit our “today” community, there will be opportunities to bless the future Regents kids, who have yet to be born!
Kirk Avery Director of Advancement
OUR DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY CULTIVATING EXCELLENCE:
Regents School of Austin is an independent school, meaning that the school selects or designs all of its curricula and programs, operates independent of financial support from the federal, state, or local government, and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. Unlike public schools which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely upon tuition fees, endowment income, year-round needbased giving, and proceeds from fundraising to meet the operating expenses.
Regents has a responsibility to its community to advance the mission of the school. The development office helps to facilitate this process by serving as good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us given throughout the year as well as gifts given through fundraising events.
All records of gifts are kept highly confidential. While the board and founders recognize the tremendous sacrifice of each and every gift, public recognition of gifts is not made in order to protect and preserve the mission and purpose of the school.
“For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.”
Families Helping Families 2021
Families Helping Families is our biennial celebration for fellowship and fundraising. Families Helping Families 2021 was held on November 6 at Star Hill ranch and an unprecedented amount of money was raised to sustain our school’s mission and support tuition assistance.
GROSS REVENUE: $1,302,277
Friends of Regents 2021
Friends of Regents serves a unique purpose in allowing families to donate to one place and bless all of the faculty and staff at Christmas time in an equitable way. The offering collected from our community is equally shared among all employees. In 2021, an unprecedented amount was raised, so two gifts were given to bless our faculty and staff.
GROSS REVENUE: $84,110
Regents Cup 2022
Athletics and Fine Arts are not fully funded through tuition dollars so both are dependent on Regents Cup to cover needs that are not met. Regents Cup 2022 was held on April 4, 2022 at Grey Rock Golf & Tennis Club.
GROSS REVENUE: $167,748
PORTRAITS OF EXCELLENCE: OUR GRADUATES AND ALUMNI REGENTS CLASS OF 2022
The Class of 2022 celebrated the successful completion of their Regents education with commencement on Friday, May 27, 2022.
» The Class of 2022 had 81 graduates. Thirty-one members of the Class of 2022 attended Regents since kindergarten.
» The Class of 2022 was accepted to 112 different colleges in the United States and abroad, including Northwestern, NYU, Georgetown, Tulane, USC, and UC Berkeley.
» Of those immediately attending college, 56% stayed in-state with the most popular choices being University of Texas at Austin (11), Texas A&M (9), and Baylor (8).
» Outside of Texas, the states that received the highest number of graduates were Tennessee (8) and Arkansas (6). Other members of the class traveled far and wide from Chapel Hill to Chicago, Malibu to Milwaukee, and Savannah to Villanova. The furthest-flying student attended the University of York in the United Kingdom.
» Five student-athletes continued to play a sport at the collegiate level. Football players joined teams at UT Austin and Vanderbilt, and Regents is represented in lacrosse at High Point, soccer at Mary Hardin-Baylor, and women’s rugby at Princeton.
» As a class, they logged more than 13,000 hours of service throughout high school with an especially impressive group of five young women who each surpassed 500 hours on their own. Eight graduates earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Four graduates are ROTC Scholarship recipients and joined programs at their universities for Air Force, Army, and Navy.
» The Class of 2022 also included four National Commended Scholars, four National Hispanic Scholars, and 11 AP Scholars
REFLECTING EXCELLENCE: OUR COMMUNITY
Regents recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children and seeks a close, productive partnership to help each student reach their highest educational, spiritual, and social potential. Parent volunteers are an integral part of the ongoing success of the school.
2021 - 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR
2021 - 2022 REGENTS PARENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
CHAIR Kelly Benzon
Chris Jones BOARD MEMBERS Mark Franz Andy Kuo Rich Grafton (sabbatical) Lucia Kim John Harper Emily Gaertner Patrick Hotze Kurt Knauth Carrah Roy
CHAIR Shannon McCarroll CHAIR ELECT Megan Srygley MOM’S PRAYER CHAIR Amber Nowzardan NEW FAMILY SPONSOR Colleen Brueggeman GRAMMAR HOMEROOM MOM CHAIR Kati Butler GRAMMAR REPRESENTATIVE Susan Dunaway SCHOOL OF LOGIC REPRESENTATIVE Riana Millington SCHOOL OF RHETORIC REPRESENTATIVE Andrea Heath HOSPITALITY CHAIR Casey Martin SECRETARY Katie Mott TREASURER Andrea Adams RPC ADVISOR Melissa Piercy
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES
2021 - 2022
Jennifer Harper and Sarah Heidler
a school for future generations
Together we are committed to give children the wonderful gift of a classical Christian education. With God’s guidance, we ensure the future of Regents.
God has blessed each of us with the ability to contribute in different ways — time, talents, financially, and more. Whatever your donation, we are humbly grateful, and we sincerely thank you.
As you consider your 2022 year-end giving, we invite you to partner with us as we build on our strong foundation and look with anticipation to the incredible future God has in store for Regents School of Austin. Please visit www.regentsaustin.org/giving to learn about opportunities to contribute, or contact Kirk Avery, our Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
REGENTS SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
CLASSICAL. CHRISTIAN. COMMUNITY.