The Annual Fund: A Kingsley Tradition
Our 2023-24 Annual Fund & Financial Aid Goal is $1.2 Million.
Philanthropy is a core Kingsley value and the Annual Fund is the foundation of Kingsley’s fundraising program. As with most independent schools, Kingsley does not receive government grants or aid. Tuition covers 83% of each student’s experience. Tax-deductible Annual Fund contributions help meet the budget gap, fueling every aspect of every child’s Kingsley experience.
We aim for 100% participation among families and faculty and robust Annual Fund involvement is a Kingsley hallmark. Every gift supports our common goal to nurture resilient explorers, confident learners, and empathetic citizens. This year, we are merging our Annual Fund and Financial Aid with a combined goal of $1.2M.
Thank you for partnering with Kingsley through your gift to the Annual Fund!
Leadership Giving Levels
- Founder Circle: $100,000 and above
- Kingsley Circle: $50,000–$99,999
- Head of School Circle: $25,000–$49,999
- Lions Circle: $10,000–$24,999
- Leadership Circle: $5,000–$9,999
- Young Alumni Leadership Circle: $100 and above
Community Giving Levels
- Friends Circle: $2,500–$4,999
- Community Circle: Gifts up to $2,499
- Kingsley Club: Alumni Gifts of any level by the classes of 2007–2023
Donors at the Leadership Circle level and above will be invited to an appreciation event with the Head of School.
Our annual Impact Report highlights the year’s community activities and celebrates the generosity of our volunteers and philanthropic donors.
ANNUAL FUND FAQ
The Annual Fund provides high-quality classroom materials and distinctive learning spaces; academic initiatives like the Fundations literacy program; co-curricular offerings, including the Winter and Spring Concerts; technology improvements; campus safety and security; beloved school traditions like MMUN, Farm and Ocean Schools, and AMC; and much more. Finally, the Annual Fund plays a meaningful role in supporting our most important asset: our faculty. Your gifts ensure that our students are taught by the highest quality teachers and that these teachers have the tools, training, and resources necessary to provide our students with a transformative Kingsley education.
The Annual Fund launches with our annual Kickoff party in late September, followed by a personalized email to each household and peer outreach by members of the Development Committee. Many friends choose to participate before the end of the calendar year, with outstanding pledge commitments fulfilled before the school’s fiscal year on June 30.
Participation in the Annual Fund is a key value in our community. 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. This enables Kingsley to be more accessible to a wider range of economic backgrounds. Your gift also sends a distinct message of your support of and belief in Kingsley’s mission.
Each year, generous parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, alumni and alumni families, and other friends of the school demonstrate their belief in our mission and their enthusiasm for Kingsley by contributing to the Annual Fund. We are grateful for the vibrant community who enthusiastically supports our students.
Gifts of all sizes collectively have a tremendous impact on our students and teachers. We encourage current parents to make Kingsley one of the top philanthropic priorities. The earlier you make your gift, the sooner it can be put to use. You can pledge anytime during the calendar year and all pledges and final contributions to the Annual Fund are due by June 30. All gifts are important and we hope that all members of our community think carefully about their gift to Kingsley.
Yes. Gifts to Kingsley’s Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible. You will receive a tax receipt and acknowledgment for every gift you make to the Annual Fund.
Please visit our Give Now page to learn about the various ways you can support Kingsley’s Annual Fund. Applying for a matching gift from your employer can double the impact of your contribution. The human resources department may be able to provide you with a matching gift form.