Like most Independent Schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost associated with a Kingsley education. At Kingsley, tuition makes up 85% of our operating budget leaving a gap that is filled, in part, thanks to the generosity of the Kingsley community. Annual giving truly is the cornerstone of Kingsley’s fundraising efforts. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund impact every aspect of the Kingsley experience. They strengthen our academic program, provide faculty with professional development opportunities, and ensure our faculty has the resources necessary in the classroom to provide the most robust experience possible. Put quite simply, Annual Fund gifts enable Kingsley to advance and deliver on our promise to develop each student to his/her fullest potential.
Each year hundreds of members of the Kingsley community, including parents, faculty, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of the school, are invited to participate in the Annual Fund. This annual fundraising effort is launched in the fall and concludes with the school’s fiscal year on June 30th.
Broad-based participation in the Annual Fund is highly valued and emphasized by the Kingsley community. Each year we aspire to achieve 100% participation of parents, faculty, and staff in our effort. Strong participation is a testament to the strength of our community and our mission.
"The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of all giving to Kingsley and supports 7% of the annual operating budget. It allows us to attract and retain talented faculty; provide exceptional academic, arts, and Auxiliary programs; and offer meaningful financial aid opportunities."
Like most independent schools, Kingsley’s programmatic costs exceed tuition revenue. Unlike many peer institutions, Kingsley has no endowment from which to draw. Our generous community helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Kingsley education.
The Annual Fund is a critical source of immediately available flexible funds. It strengthens our academic and co-curricular programs; provides teaching tools and technologies; develops our skilled and devoted faculty; and funds financial aid. By giving to the Annual Fund, you are directly supporting every area of our students’ educational experience.
Both the Annual Fund and our financial aid fundraisers, like the Gala and Nosh@Home, are important. Gifts to the Annual Fund support the daily operations of the school. Our financial aid fundraisers solely raise money for Kingsley’s financial aid program.