The Buckley Annual Fund is a source of general unrestricted operating support. Each year, we ask Trustees, parents, faculty, alumni, and friends of the school to make a tax-deductible gift to Buckley. Every member of the Buckley community is encouraged to make a gift to our Annual Fund: 100% participation from our parent community sets the pace for giving and serves as an inspiring example to members of the broader Buckley community.
Annual Fund Committee
The Annual Fund is the school’s largest annual fundraiser, and gifts support the Buckley’s operations this school year. Volunteers on the Annual Fund Committee play a key role in disseminating timely information about the Annual Fund. In addition to a Phone-A-Thon in November, parent volunteers engage with parents in their class to remind and encourage them to support the Buckley Annual Fund through phone calls, social media posts, and emails.
• Why is Annual Fund giving so important? As is typical in
independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating
each child. Annual Fund contributions enable Buckley to cover these
• How are my Annual Fund gifts used? As unrestricted gifts,
Annual Fund giving benefits virtually every aspect of life at Buckley.
Expanded curriculum, continued professional development for faculty
members, enriched activities, new technologies, and maintaining our
beautiful campus and facilities are all typical uses of Annual Fund gifts.
• What amount is an appropriate Annual Fund gift? We ask each
Buckley family to make our school a philanthropic priority. Past gifts
have ranged from $50 to $25,000. Each gift is appreciated and helps
us reach our dollar and participation goals.
• Who do I contact about making a gift to Buckley? Marjorie
Jean-Paul, Director of Development or Stephanie Long, Associate
Director of Development, would be happy to answer any questions
about the Annual Fund and other Buckley philanthropic initiatives.