What is the Annual Giving Fund, and why are we asked to contribute when we already pay tuition?
The Annual Giving Fund is money for the School’s current-year operating expenses. Tuition does not cover what it actually costs, per student, to provide a Gillispie School education. Every student at Gillispie is subsidized, even students who do not receive financial assistance. The remaining amount required comes from your giving. Our Annual Giving Fund is designed to help bridge this gap (approximately $2,500 per student) and keep tuition increases down. Unlike tuition, gifts to the Annual Giving Fund are 100% tax-deductible.