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As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to share our gratitude for the generosity of this community. This Fall, 260 families helped make history on Shorecrest Giving Day by raising over $306,000 — surpassing prior institutional giving records and the year’s Giving Day goal of $250,000. We appreciate those who have given earlier than ever for the immediate impact each gift has made for each student this year. 

It is also relevant to share the importance of end-of-year giving. These resources will help create a foundation for success as we enter into our centennial year. Gifts made before December 31 will have immediate impact in January and will be used to support the people and programs at Shorecrest. To join this community endeavor by making a gift, visit www.shorecrest.org/give.

The Who, Why and When of Giving to the Shorecrest Fund:

WHO donates to the Shorecrest Fund? 
In addition to the dedicated parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends of the school who donate each year, nearly 100% of faculty and staff make a donation annually.

WHY does Shorecrest seek resources beyond tuition? 
Like most independent schools, Shorecrest does not receive federal or state funding. A gap exists between the cost of tuition and the true cost of a Shorecrest education. That is why we rely on philanthropic support to deliver a transformative educational experience for our students. 

WHEN should I make a donation? 
As soon as possible! All gifts to the Shorecrest Fund must be spent within the same school year they are raised. The earlier these funds are available for the school to spend, the more immediate an impact these gifts will make for students this year. 

Introducing the Pyxis Fund

Shorecrest is proud to announce the creation of the Pyxis Fund, an endowed fund that provides resources to help Shorecrest Middle Schoolers navigate adolescence in the 21st century. Founded by a generous anonymous donor, Pyxis has already made an impact on Shorecrest Middle Schoolers this school year by funding a partnership with The Social Institute.

Learn more

Contributing Chargers

Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest. We call these community members Contributing Chargers. This week we are pleased to spotlight Lower School parents Brittany and Jon Decker.

Grandparent Council News

Shorecrest Community Sponsors 

Do you own or work for a business that would make a good partner for the Shorecrest Community Sponsors program? We would love to hear from you!

The Shorecrest Community Sponsors Program is designed to connect businesses in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Area with opportunities meaningful to their goals. Whether sponsoring Athletics, a program such as Visual and Performing Arts, or a Signature Event; Community Sponsors receive recognition, appreciation and patrons!

Set your business apart from the rest and be seen by our school community!

To inquire about available opportunities or to co-create one of your own, please contact Sarah Heibein, Senior Giving Specialist, Community Partnerships: sheibein@shorecrest.org or 727-456-7533.

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Advancement Office Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Michael Gillis

    Michael Gillis 

    Director of Advancement
    727-456-7514
    Bio
  • Photo of Laina Bennett Coburn

    Laina Bennett Coburn 

    Associate Director of Advancement for Shorecrest Fund & Giving Programs
    727-522-2111 x 178
    Bio
  • Photo of Sarah Heibein

    Sarah Heibein 

    Sr. Giving Specialist
    Bio
  • Photo of Olivia Segalman

    Olivia Segalman 

    Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement & Events
    Bio
  • Photo of Clark Sukaratana

    Clark Sukaratana 

    Stewardship Specialist – Donor & Information Services
    Bio

New-to-Shorecrest Family Check-in

All First-Year Families are invited to meet with Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid, along with other key administrators to openly discuss their Shorecrest onboarding experience thus far.

Families should come prepared to talk about their goals/intended outcomes for their student(s), any challenges they've faced while adjusting to Shorecrest, and the ways in which they would like to become involved within the community.
  • Meet with key administrators to support your family's transition to Shorecrest.
  • Learn ways to become more involved based-off your interest.
  • Share your questions or concerns.

Click here to schedule your check-in: https://calendly.com/newfamilymeetings/check-in

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5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.