Annual Fund

What is the annual fund?

The CVA Annual Fund provides critical funds each year that are an essential part of our operating budget. These funds are used to preserve and enhance the CVA experience, allowing CVA students to thrive in the classroom, dominate on the hill, and live out the Big Dog ethos of always rising to the challenge.

The Annual Fund is a separate fund, specifically for general operational support. Unlike events, special project funds, or the capital campaign which are used to fund a specific initiative, the Annual Fund impacts every CVA student.  At CVA, our fiscal year is from July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year. Our Annual Fund runs on the same schedule.

Why an Annual Fund?

Half of CVA’s students receive financial aid, and tuition alone does not cover the cost of a CVA education. The Annual Fund covers the difference between the money raised by tuition and the full cost of attendance.

In the past, the Annual Fund has helped put SMART Boards in classrooms, upgrade the trampolines in the AGC, buy slalom gates, paid for athletes to travel to competitions, and provided support for student activities.

The Big Dog Society

The Big Dog Society is CVA's way of acknowledging the importance of ongoing support of the Annual Fund. Membership is simple: Participate two consecutive years in the Annual Fund and you are a member of the Big Dog Society.  

Participation is important

While meeting our dollar goal for the Annual Fund is a high priority, another important goal is to meet our goals for participation. An important metric among Foundations and other donors is the percentage of alumni who give annually; this is an important signal of their belief in the school and its mission.
Any gift of personal significance makes a difference in helping us to meet our goals. Whether your gift is $5, $10, $50, or $100, your continued participation year after year is what matters most, so please make an annual fund gift today.

Donate Now

For more information about how you can visit, get more involved with or support CVA, please contact Melissa Fogg, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs: or 207-237-4505