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St. Andrew’s uses GiveCampus to grow online giving revenue as new fundraisers take the reins

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (SAES) is a private, pre-K–12 school that serves more than 700 students in the Potomac region of Maryland. They partnered with GiveCampus to help streamline their online fundraising efforts.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School exterior view of Student Center.

The school partnered with GiveCampus in 2017

Adrien McDonald was fairly new to both fundraising and SAES when he became Director of the Lions Fund. Fortunately, he and fellow newbie Kelli Prange were able to easily onboard with GiveCampus—fast.

Solutions provided:

St. Andrew's Campaign page on GiveCampus.

They use GiveCampus to:

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Get creative with alumni engagement

The Lions Fund team uses the volunteer management portal and GC Texting to experiment with different forms of outreach.

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Give donors more ways to make a donation online

Adding modern payment methods like Venmo and PayPal has made the online giving experience easier for donors.

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Generate excitement around winter and spring campaigns

Online fundraising tools like leaderboards help to drive engagement and spur healthy competition among donors.

SAES has consistently grown their online fundraising revenue for the last 5 years

The first year after signing with GiveCampus, St. Andrew’s raised $86,000 through the online giving platform. Today, five years later, SAES is on track to finish out FY ‘23 with more than $500,000 in online donations.


YoY growth

Only half way through the 2023 calendar year, SAES is already seeing 13% YoY growth.


Via digital wallets

More than 10 percent of dollars raised during FY’23 have come via PayPal and Venmo.


Growth in online giving

SAES has seen a six-fold increase in online donations since partnering with GiveCampus.

We’ve seen the numbers shoot up since we launched with GiveCampus. Donors love the accessibility of knowing that they can make a gift through their mobile wallet.

Adrien McDonald

Director of the Lions Fund at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

GC Texting empowers us to reach our community faster and more efficiently, with texts sent in as little as five minutes. The speed and convenience has transformed our communication efforts, saving us time and allowing us to connect with constituents in a timely manner. The impact on our organization has been inspiring, leading to increased engagement, support, and awareness of our annual fund.

Kelli Prange

Assistant Director of the Lions Fund at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

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