At this exciting stage in The Frederick Gunn School’s vision for the future, nothing is greater than your support and dedication to our school.
On June 30, 2020, we closed the most successful annual fund cycle in the school’s history. We are proud to report that unrestricted gifts totalled an unsurpassed $1,522,082, breaking last year’s record. My sincere gratitude to each of the 1,272 donors who took part in this history-making effort. Leadership gifts to the fund — those exceeding $1,850 for alumni and $1,000 from current parents — accounted for $975,949 (64% of the total). Most donors (1,028 donors, or 81%) gave $500 or less, totaling $120,260. Given the challenges of fiscal year 2020, this end to the year is a promising sign for the future of our school.
Worthy of note, and equally as promising, are the numbers of donors who gave to the annual fund for at least the second consecutive year: 837; those who gave for the first time since fiscal year 2017 or earlier: 147; and those who gave for the first time ever: 153. Numbers like these are crucial to grow a healthy, sustainable annual fund.
The Fund’s continued success would not be possible without the dedicated group of Alumni Class Agents, Reunion Committee Members, and Parents Fund Volunteers who energetically engaged the extended school community throughout the year. Thank you to each of you for your strategic part in this success. As true leaders, you lead by example and set the tone for this victory to be possible!
For the 2021 fiscal year, our goal is to increase The Frederick Gunn School Fund by at least 8%. It’s a lofty goal. But, if anyone can do it, we can. You have demonstrated that you are alumni, parents, students, grandparents, faculty and friends who can accomplish amazing things. Please join us in creating the future of The Frederick Gunn School.
Sean Brown P’22
Director of Alumni & Development