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Annual Fund

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The Annual Fund is the most important fundraising effort at Cape Fear Academy, providing the school with essential dollars necessary for new opportunities and programs. 

Cape Fear Academy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We raise funds annually to support enhancements to our campus, as well as experiences that make our school the very best in this region. Funds raised are spent in the fiscal year they are given. These opportunities include field and overnight experiential trips, financial aid, state of the art technology for the classrooms, unparalleled arts and athletics programming, and extracurriculars that allow our students to find their individual talents and passions.

Because every student benefits from these dollars, we hope every parent, grandparent, alumnus and friend will make their own proud gift.

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2023–2024 Annual Fund

Donations raised through the 2023–2024 Annual Fund will be used for:

  • Investing in the growth of our Lower School STEM Program 

  • Purchasing additional smart panels for Lower School classrooms

  • Enhancing the success of our band program with necessary resources

  • Supporting increased campus security measures (security film on windows and perimeter lighting)

  • Funding increases in faculty and staff professional development 

  • Converting the schoolwide database to support faculty and staff

  • Renovating Godwin Hall Bathrooms 

  • Funding a new activity bus for school transportation

Thank you to everyone in the extended CFA community of family and friends who makes a donation to the Annual Fund! Your support is vital to our ongoing strength and development of our school community, and is greatly appreciated by our students, faculty, and administration.

Golden Bell Society

The Golden Bell Society is central to the success of the Cape Fear Academy Annual Fund. This Society is named for our landmark golden bell, which when rung, represents our students’ proudest moments. Like our students, these donors proudly make generous contributions at the $1,000 level and above to ensure that Cape Fear Academy students receive the best possible education year to year.

Golden Bell Society  
Gold Circle $10,000+
Silver Circle $5,000-$9,999
Bronze Circle $2,500-$4,999
Navy Circle $1,000-$2,499
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Faculty professional learning opportunities foster academic innovation and ensure that CFA educators stay current with evolving pedagogies. When our faculty have opportunities to learn from colleagues at peer schools, as well as national and international thought leaders in education, they are better able to create student experiences that continue to meet our mission of successfully preparing students for college and life.

Matt Hall, Director of Curriculum and Instruction


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More than any other generation of students, our upper schoolers are aware of campus safety. Investing in meaningful improvements to our safety processes, infrastructure, and equipment is essential in ensuring their safety and signaling to them that is our highest priority.

Ran Holeman, Director of Upper School 

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CFA faculty model lifelong learning for students and continue to develop and perfect their teaching by attending professional development learning opportunities both in-person and online.

Carla Whitwell, Director of Middle School

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Incorporating STEM education into elementary schools isn't just about preparing future scientists and engineers; it's about cultivating well-rounded, adaptable individuals who are equipped to understand and contribute to the increasingly STEM-focused world they'll inherit.

Stephanie Medcalfe, Assistant Head of School for Academics / Director of Lower School

Contact the Advancement Team


For questions about making a gift to Cape Fear Academy, please complete this form or call (910) 218-7192 to contact Melissa Blackmon, Director of Advancement.
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