The Park Fund
The Park Fund, the school’s annual giving effort, provides essential budgetary support and is the school’s highest philanthropic priority. In 2021-2022, the Park community generously contributed more than $1.63 million in unrestricted giving to The Park Fund. In 2022-2023, our goal is to raise $1.6 million in support of Park students and teachers. Gifts of every size make an immediate difference. We hope you will join us with a gift that is meaningful to you.
The Park Fund makes an extraordinary education possible. Through the generosity of Park School parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, employees, and friends, The Park Fund impacts the life of every student, every day.
- Each year, The Park Fund provides much-needed support to families through the Tuition Assistance Program. This year, 40% of students are receiving tuition assistance.
- Teachers continue to dedicate additional time towards professional development, and The Park Fund supports resources for every faculty member to further develop their teaching skills through coursework and other professional development opportunities.
- Gifts to The Park Fund also give us the flexibility to address immediate needs as they arise. From innovative programming, funding for arts and athletics, and campus maintenance, every area of the school is impacted by your support.
Every gift matters, and every member of our community can help support our students here.
FAQs About The Park Fund
What is The Park Fund?
The Park Fund is an annual fundraising effort that is a necessary component of the school’s operating budget, helping to cover the shortfall between tuition income and the school’s yearly operating expenses.
What does The Park Fund support?
Gifts to The Park Fund help the school provide everything that is part of the operating budget, including, but not limited to tuition assistance, faculty salaries, maintenance of fields and courts, lab equipment, and much more. Every part of the Park School experience is supported by The Park Fund.
Who gives to The Park Fund?
Each year, parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, and employees are all asked to support this essential effort. Together, the Park community contributes more than $1.5 million yearly.
Do gifts toward particular school activities, trips, or clubs support The Park Fund?
While gifts that are designated to support particular clubs, trips, and activities are greatly appreciated, these gifts do not support The Park Fund. Unrestricted gifts to The Park Fund help the school where and when the school needs it most.
How does a gift to tuition assistance help?
Since tuition assistance is a major component of the school’s budget, gifts to tuition assistance do support The Park Fund.
What is an appropriate amount to give The Park Fund?
This question can only truly be answered by you. We hope that all gifts to The Park Fund will represent a meaningful gift for you personally. The Park Fund is the school’s most important philanthropic priority.
Why am I asked to increase my gift each year?
The simplest answer is that the school’s operating budget increases each year because the cost of educating students increases each year.
Important 2022-2023 Initiatives
The Trustee Challenge: The Board of Trustees has generously set aside $100,000 to match new and increase gifts — dollar for dollar. Known as the Trustee Challenge, this important initiative helped attract over 300 new donors to Park last year with over 400 increasing their gift in 2021-2022. Thank you!
Pizza Party for 80%: The Pizza Party Challenge is back for its second year! Grades that reach 80% parent and guardian participation by March 10, 2023 will celebrate with a pizza party in the spring. Your one-time donation is applied to each grade in which you have a student.
The Alumni Decades Challenge: Remember the graduating class from each decade with the highest level of giving participation by Alumni Weekend will be recognized for their generosity in Park communications and on campus.
Numbers of Note
$68k+ raised from gifts under $100
67% of parents participated
18% of alumni participated
40% of students receive need-based Tuition Assistance
Make a Gift to The Park Fund
Your donations to The Park Fund are incredibly important. Every dollar supports all Park School students, each inspired and inspiring faculty member, and Park’s distinctive academic and co-curricular programming.
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