The long-term sustainability of the School depends on growing non-tuition revenue sources, mitigating annual tuition increases, and providing predictable, reliable funding in support of access and excellence. We are seeking gifts payable over five years that will be invested for long-term growth. Donors will have the choice to give to board designated unrestricted invested funds, general Endowed Financial Aid and Teaching Excellence funds, a specific named fund, or to create a new named fund in support of specific initiatives.
We endeavor to raise $5 million in new endowment funds, when added to current investments at a modest investment performance, will help grow the School’s total endowment to over $50 million by 2020.
To enable immediate access to the School for the brightest, most ambitious, most talented students in our community, we are seeking multi-year pledges in support of financial aid and need-based scholarships. While endowment funds will grow in time to yield substantial and sustainable non-tuition revenue, Access Funds will support today’s scholars. Donors have the choice to give to the general current use Financial Aid Fund, a previously established specific fund, or to create a named scholarship fund.
To fuel new curricula, as well as professional development, technology, and teacher salaries, we are seeking multi-year pledges. Auction 2016, and other recent auctions, have contributed to faculty professional development, and we have received new gifts toward teaching innovation through professional development. Donors will be able to give to “areas of greatest need,” current teaching excellence and innovation funds, a general teaching excellence fund, or to create named funds in support of specific initiatives.
We seek to raise $5 million in current use gifts in addition to unrestricted Annual Fund gifts supporting access and excellence.
Donors who wish to remember the School in their estate plans or to create charitable giving vehicles that provide income to the donor are encouraged to earmark funds toward access and excellence. Planned gifts will be valued and documented as part of Raise We Our Voices.
All planned giving donors are recognized as members of The 1910 Society.
We aim to triple the membership of The 1910 Society during this campaign.