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.


GIVE NOW


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  

$10,000+

Heyniger Society  

$5,000–$9,999

Tannery Circle   

$2,500–$4,999

Whittaker House Associates 

$1,000–$2,499

Head of School’s Circle

$500–$999

Center Family Society 

$250–$499

Hands-to-Work Society 

$100–$249

 

Loyalty Clubs


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