Greenhill Fund

We are so grateful to the generous donors who make it possible for Greenhill to continue to provide an exceptional foundation that allows students to go on to lead remarkable lives.
Annual contributions to the Greenhill Fund provide support that is used for a myriad of operating expenses including faculty salaries, financial aid, arts and academics, to name only a few. These funds go directly to the operating budget to help bridge the tuition income shortfall gap.
The Greenhill Fund 2017-18 campaign has set a goal of $1,700,000. Pledges made this school year are not due until May 31, 2018. Gifts and pledge payments can be made online using Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Donations of stock are also accepted. All gifts to the Greenhill Fund are 100 percent tax deductible.

Giving helps us THRIVE by:

  • Providing 5% of the school’s operating budget, bridging the $3,000 gap between tuition revenue and the expense of providing a Greenhill education.
  • Sustaining our exceptional curriculum which challenges students to meet their intellectual potential.
  • Supporting financial aid, making a Greenhill education accessible to all families.

Giving drives our VISION FOR THE FUTURE by:

  • Empowering faculty members to explore new ideas and create exceptional learning opportunities for our students through cutting-edge collaboration and faculty development.
  • Offering flexibility to discover and invest in new facilities and provide endowment to support these special places.

Giving is WHO WE ARE:

  • Our tradition of giving started with our founder, Bernard Fulton, who, along with other school leaders, went without a salary to support the launch of the school.
  • That tradition continues today, with 100% of Trustees and Faculty, and 97% of parents supporting the Greenhill Fund last year.
We hope that all our parents, alumni, grandparents and friends continue to support Greenhill at a level appropriate for your circumstance. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Hudson, Director of Annual Giving.

Progress to Goal (% of Dollars Raised)

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $1,700,000.00
Current $1,786,330.00
Remaining $0.00
Current Participation 96%
(as of April 23, 2018)

Parent Participation (as of April 23, 2018)

Upper School

12th Grade 85% 11th Grade 90%
10th Grade 97% 9th Grade 97%

Middle School

8th Grade 91% 7th Grade 100%
6th Grade 100% 5th Grade 100%

Lower School

4th Grade 98% 3rd Grade 100%
2nd Grade 98% 1st Grade 100%
Primer 95%


Kindergarten 95% Prekindergarten 96%

Giving Levels

Leadership Circle
All donors who give at the Leadership Circle level of $7,500 and above will be invited to special events for Leadership Circle donors announced throughout the year. Leadership Circle donors receive special recognition in the Annual Report of The Hill.
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
Pacesetter level donors receive special recognition in the Annual Report of The Hill.
Ad Astra Society $5,000 - $7,499
Legacy Society $2,500 - $4,999
Green & Gold $1,500 - $2,499
Forever Club $1,000 - $1,499
Hornet Club $500 - $999
Friends Less than $499

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 2016-17 is $30,000, while the average tuition per student is $27,000. 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.
2017-18 Leadership Committee
Board Chair Bruce Sostek
Development Committee Co-Chairs E. Pierce Marshall, Jr. '86 Ashley Scheer
Greenhill Fund Co-Chairs Leslie & David Benners Brett & Lester Levy, Jr. '79
New Parent Co-Chairs Joanna & David Greenstone Pilar & Jay Henry
Selwyn Rayzor & Rich Moses
Leadership Circle Co-Chairs Elan & Augusto Sasso
Pacesetters Co-Chairs Aaron & Catie Enrico Laura & Jim Forson
Grandparents Co-Chairs Carol & Allen Pitts
Alumni Co-Chairs Katherine Hearty '98 Clayton Lougee '03
Parents of Alumni Co-Chairs Julie & Mike Weinberg '82
Stewardship Co-Chairs Marlo & Jeff Melucci Joy & Jordan Sebold
Grade Level Captains
Prekindergarten Yasmin & Vik Bhatia
Kindergarten Rosalind Lynam & Matt Pikar
Primer Michelle '95 & Joel Garza Denise & Dustin Marshall '96
1st Grade O'Malley & Ben Dishman Joanne & Joe Yurich
2nd Grade Michelle '95 & Joel Garza Rosalind Lynam & Matt Piker
3rd Grade Leigh & Jeff Morales Joy & Jordan Sebold
4th Grade O'Malley & Ben Dishman Michelle '95 & Joel Garza Zack Hicks & Dennis Iacovino
Denise & Dustin Marshall '96
5th Grade Julie '83 & David Kronick Louis Okon '93 Kaitlin & Elliott Prieur
Marianna & Jon Yellen
6th Grade Kathy & Gary Bridges Kate & Jon Kettles
7th Grade Saleema Syed & Omer Farooque Kamini & Malik Mamdani Grace & Stanley Smith
Beth & Bryan Thomas
8th Grade Tracy & Kent Rathbun Lauren & Jeff Zlotky
9th Grade Tracey & Chris Kennedy Rachel '91 & Brian Ladin
10th Grade Dana Starner & Kenji Hashimoto Jane & Michael '83 Hurst Carola & Doug Rayburn
Sanober & Nabeel Syed
11th Grade Allison & Chris Bovard Ramona Helble & Uzair Nathani
12th Grade Nancy & David Brickman Angela & John Crates Michelle & Rich Frymire
Debra & John Morgan Lori Stone

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