Creating Connections on Founders’ Giving Day

Greenhill students create long-lasting, often life-changing connections with their teachers, with their peers, and with students from across campus, and they have done so for more than 70 years thanks to the foresight and vision of the School’s founders.
 
This year, on Founders’ Giving Day, we honor the decades of connections that have helped our students grow academically, artistically, and athletically. We invite you to make a gift to the Greenhill Fund this Founders’ Giving Day, September 9, in celebration of the connections you and your family will make here at Greenhill this year.
 
Gifts to the Greenhill Fund support 5% of the School’s operating budget and our goal is always 100% participation! Every gift from every family helps us to fulfill our mission of inspiring students to lead authentic, purposeful lives. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions or would like more information on the Greenhill Fund, please contact Robert Clements, Director of Annual Fund & Major Gifts, at (972) 628-5681.

Greenhill Fund Goal

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $2,200,000.00
Current $1,356,411.00
Remaining $843,589.00
As of Date 9/13/2022
PARTICIPATION
Alumni Board: 50%
Board of Trustees: 50%
Faculty Participation: 65%
Parent Participation: 34%

By the Numbers

Did you know there is a funding gap of $3,000 per student? This is 5% of our budget. Greenhill Fund is critically important to funding Greenhill School’s operating cost every year.

Giving Levels

Founders More than $50,000
The Hill Society $25,000 - $49,999
Head of School's Council $10,000 - $24,999
Legends $7,500 - $9,999
Ad Astra Society $5,000 - $7,499
Legacy Society $3,001 - $4,999
Green & Gold $3,000
Forever Club $1,500 - $2,999
Hornet Club $1,000 - $1,499
Friends Less than $999

Benefits of the Leadership Society:

Giving levels in bold represent our Leadership Society with the following benefits:
 
  • Donors who support at the Green and Gold level and above will be invited to attend our annual Greenhill Fund celebration on October 27.
  • Donors who support at the Head of School's Council level and above will be invited to join Head of School Lee J. Hark for two exclusive get togethers in the fall and spring in addition to the October donor reception.

Greenhill Fund Leadership Committee

Director of Annual Fund & Major Gifts
BOARD CHAIR
Augusto Sasso
 
DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Karlyn Herlitz
 
GREENHILL FUND CO-CHAIRS
Karlyn Herlitz
Christine Martell '02
 
MAJOR GIFTS CO-CHAIRS
Rich Moses
Joy Sebold
Randi Sidikaro
Saleema Syed

FACULTY CO-CHAIRS
Gretchen Pollom
Maggie Parry '07
GRADE CAPTAINS
Melody Akhavan
Heather Arnold
Chris Barjuim
Stacey Beatey
Ana Cooper
Elizabeth Didlake
Vivian Dimas
Kristin Engberg
Clayton Frenzel
Michelle Garza '95
Chad Goldberg
Lauren Harris
Katie Herrmann
Aly Karim
Kamini Mamdani
Sandy Millimet
Deepali Narula
Nidhi Sharma
Jennifer Stinchcomb
Geetika Tiwari
Reza Zamanian
 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Why is Greenhill School called an independent school?

    Greenhill School is an independent school because it designs its own programs and curriculum, operates without financial support from the national or state government, and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. Unlike public schools, which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely upon tuition fees, endowment income and proceeds from fundraising to meet their operating expenses.
  • Q. What is the Greenhill Fund?

    The Greenhill Fund is a yearly appeal for donations to support the current operations of the school. These gifts help enhance the day-to-day life of every student and faculty member by supporting a variety of programs, including academics, faculty development, the arts, athletics, college counseling, technology, and the library.
  • Q. How does the Greenhill Fund work?

    Parents, alumni, alumni parents, and grandparents solicit others for a contribution to meet two goals – a budgeted gross dollar amount and a participation goal. The school values the inclusive nature of its community, and participation in the Greenhill Fund is an important priority. In addition, many foundations to which we apply for grants look very closely at participation figures. Also, all gifts to the Greenhill Fund are 100% tax deductible.
  • Q. Who contributes to the Greenhill Fund and when?

    In addition to the current parents, the Greenhill Fund receives strong financial support from alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, special friends and corporate matching gifts programs. It is hoped that everyone will have pledged to participate in Greenhill Fund by December 31st and that all payments will have been received no later than May 31st.
  • Q. What is the purpose of the Greenhill Fund? Isn’t tuition enough?

    The success of the Greenhill Fund has a direct impact on the quality of Greenhill’s programs. The average cost of educating each student in 2021-22 is $32,000, while the average tuition per student is $29,000. Thus, there is a shortfall or gap per student of $3,000. Dollars raised by annual giving are crucial to bridge the gap between tuition income and operating expenses. The heart of the operating budget includes teachers’ salaries, educational materials, the financial aid program, and facilities maintenance. The Greenhill Fund keeps tuition down and ensures that a Greenhill education is accessible to an economically diverse population.
  • Q. How much should I give?

    We ask each person to participate at a level appropriate for his or her circumstances. Gifts can range from amounts that provide an extra book in the library to fully meeting the gap between the operating cost and tuition. Some donors give enough to pay the tuition for a student on financial aid. All gifts are vital and appreciated.
  • Q. What is the difference between the Greenhill Fund and a capital campaign?

    Capital campaigns are conducted periodically to provide significant funds for buildings and endowment. The Greenhill Fund is designed to offset annual operating expenses and is paid by the end of the academic/fiscal year.

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