For Future Generations

Approaching our 40th year of existence, Covenant is a well-established option for parents in Central Virginia wanting their children to have a dedicated Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences education. And this Covenant community has always been characterized by a culture of giving toward that cause. Several generous generations of past donors sacrificed greatly to support the school financially, in order to keep the doors open and the lights on. Now, through God’s faithfulness, fundraising is oriented toward creating the best possible environments and experiences to promote learning. Our talented teacher use these resources to nurture the students in their care toward a deeper and truer understanding of the world, God, and themselves.

We ask everyone in the Covenant community - parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, and more - to donate yearly to the Covenant Fund at any dollar amount. The Covenant Fund broadly provides for all academic, artistic, and athletic initiatives, as well as faculty professional development and facility enhancements. Further giving opportunities include the need-based Scholarship program, special project support, corporate sponsorships, and our annual Auction Gala. Finally, every decade or so we embark upon a concentrated capital growth project, and to that end in 2020 we launched The Cornerstone Campaign. You can learn more about each of these initiatives on the following tabs. We’d love to know where and how your heart is moved to give.  

By God’s grace, Covenant is strong. Please give to that strength, so we can keep teaching the next generation to live well. And remember that part of living well is giving well. 

Mack Barr, M.Div., IAP
Director of Institutional Advancement
We are humbled and blessed by God’s provision through the generosity of everyone in the Covenant family, and we ask you to remember three things as you make your gift to the Covenant Fund:

  1. A gift of any amount helps us reach our goals. Our dollars combined help to make Covenant a strong, prosperous school.
  2. Giving annually enables us to budget wisely and sustain the many blessings your child now enjoys at Covenant.
  3. Increasing your giving incrementally each year enables Covenant to improve programs and facilities even more. 

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Why does Covenant ask for donations?

    Covenant is a non-profit organization that relies upon both tuition and fundraising to meet operating costs and strengthen programs and facilities. Fundraising not only enables Covenant to keep tuition down, it allows others to support your child’s education. In addition to parents, we ask grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends to donate each year.
  • Q. Why does the Covenant Fund matter so much?

    The Covenant Fund is a pool of dollars raised annually to cover necessities for the current school year. When parents and other donors give loyally year after year, it enables the school to budget well. When you increase your giving, the budget expands so that tuition can be kept as low as possible.
  • Q. How much should I give?

    Give as God leads you! More than the size of your gift is the vote of confidence your gift represents and the cumulative impact of all donations pooled together. When more parents donate, the school is positioned better to receive grants from foundations that naturally want to see you donating to the school your child attends.
  • Q. How much money is needed for the Covenant Fund?

    The goal for the 2021-22 school year is $250,000.

Meet the Advancement Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of John Barr

    Mack Barr 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    (434) 220-8124
  • Photo of Rebecca Bennett

    Becky Bennett 

    Database Administrator
    (434) 951-9378
  • Photo of Lydia Warren

    Lydia Warren 

    Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Photo of John Collmus

    John Collmus 

    Theology 10: Christ and Our Questions, Alumni Relations Coordinator
    (434) 220-7336
  • Photo of Jeff Kildea

    Jeff Kildea 

    Marketing and Communications Associate
    (434) 220-8127

The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 5 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 6–12 | 175 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.220.7329
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.