Annual Giving

Town School's Annual Fundraising Overview

Annual Giving is the cornerstone of our annual fundraising because it is the second largest source of the school's revenue after tuition. These funds directly support our operating budget. With 67% of the annual budget directed to faculty and staff compensation, contributions to Annual Giving increase our ability to attract and retain the most qualified and motivated teachers, in addition to funding the valuable New Teacher Institute.

Each year we ask families, faculty and staff, and friends of the school to make a gift to the best of their ability. Our goal is 100% participation. Every gift – from $25 to $25,000 - is important because it is a gift of participation and support for our Town School community.

Fundraising Events

Fundraising events are essential to a broad range of programs at the school, including tuition assistance, advanced faculty training, and classroom enhancements. Town School hosts a themed fundraising event each year in November. Click to find out more about this fun event, which raises money for tuition assistance and program enrichment.

Town School's Other Fundraising Activities

Capital Campaigns

A capital campaign is a special effort to raise funds for long-range purposes such as building projects and endowment. In contrast to yearly fundraising efforts such as Annual Giving and school events such as our themed fundraising event each fall, capital campaigns at independent schools typically occur every 4-7 years. A school's currently enrolled students benefit from prior capital campaigns, and future students as well as current students benefit from current capital campaigns. Donors often view their gifts as an investment in an educational institution that will further the long-term mission of the school. During a capital campaign, we encourage families to continue to support Annual Giving, because it is important to fund the ongoing academic program of a school. Our capital campaign, Building for Boys: A Home for Town's Future, is an investment in 21st century learning at Town School. The expansion and renovation of over 70% of our urban campus will enable us to provide the best possible education for current and future generations of students.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Town welcomes gifts – planned, bequests, or otherwise - outside of capital campaign cycles to support its long-range financial stability, programs and the endowment. Please contact Kathryn Nyrop, Director of Development, to discuss the possibilities and benefits of such a gift at nyrop@townschool.com or 415-746-1123.