The Annual Fund

Annual Fund dollars are used exclusively to support The Darrow School operating budget. That means when you donate to the Annual Fund you supply books for the library, paint brushes for the Joline, tools for Hands-to-Work, salaries for our beloved faculty and much, much more.


On behalf of everyone on the Mountainside, thank you for your generous and ongoing support.


Annual Fund FAQs

Why do we need The Annual Fund?

As with virtually all private educational institutions, the School’s tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a child at Darrow. In fact, the difference is just over $5,000 per student.The Annual Fund helps bridge that gap providing about 10% of the total operating budget annually..


When do I give?

Tax-deductible Annual Fund giving follows Darrow’s fiscal year, beginning July 1 and running through June 30 of the following year.


What is the difference between annual giving and capital and/or endowed giving?

The Annual Fund helps us live; capital funds help us grow. That is, the Annual Fund is used for annual expenses, while capital and endowed gifts are for building and special projects. Contact Lawrence KleinAssistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel, 518-794-6031 to learn more about our capital campaigns and other opportunities for capital giving.


Giving Clubs

Wickersham Associates  


Heyniger Society  


Tannery Circle   


Whittaker House Associates 


Head of School’s Circle


Center Family Society 


Hands-to-Work Society 



Loyalty Clubs

Donors are recognized when they reach 3, 5, 10, and 20 years of consecutive giving to The Darrow School Annual Fund