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 ($3,000).
The Greenhill Fund 2016-17 campaign has set a goal of $1,650,000. Pledges made this school year are not due until May 31, 2017. 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.
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.

Parent Participation (as of May 5, 2017)

Upper School

12th Grade 78% 11th Grade 84%
10th Grade 97% 9th Grade 96%

Middle School

8th Grade 97% 7th Grade 87%
6th Grade 95% 5th Grade 100%

Lower School

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


Kindergarten 100% Prekindergarten 100%

Help Us Achieve Our Goal!

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $1,650,000.00
Current $1,703,475.00
Remaining $0.00
Current Participation 95%

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.

Giving Levels

Founders More than $50,000
The Hill Society $25,000 to $49,999
Head of School's Council $10,000 to $24,999
Legends $7,500 to $9,999
Ad Astra Society $5,000 to $7,499
Legacy Society $2,500 to $4,999
Green & Gold $1,500 to $2,499
Forever Club $1,000 to $1,499
Hornet Club $500 to $999
Friends Less than $499
2016-17 Leadership Committee
Board Chair: William E. Rose '85
Development Committee Co-Chairs Debbie Andres E. Pierce Marshall, Jr. '86
Greenhill Fund Co-Chairs Leslie & David Benners Brett & Lester Levy, Jr. '79
New Parent Co-Chairs Elan & Augusto Sasso
Grandparents Co-Chairs Marsha & Ron Gaswirth
Alumni Co-Chairs Katherine Hearty '98 Clayton Lougee '03
Parents of Alumni Co-Chairs Julie & Mike Weinberg '82
Preschool Division Team Leaders Joanne & Joe Yurich
Lower School Division Team Leaders Joy & Jordan Sebold (Primer, 1st & 2nd) O’Malley & Ben Dishman (3rd & 4th)
Middle School Division Team Leaders Rich Moses & Selwyn Rayzor (5th & 6th) Rachel '91 & Brian Ladin (7th & 8th)
Upper School Division Team Leaders Angela & John Crates
Grade Level Captains
Prekindergarten Rosalind Lynam & Matt Pikar
Kindergarten Denise & Dustin Marshall '96 Joy & Jordan Sebold
Primer O'Malley & Ben Dishman
1st Grade Rosalind Lynam & Matt Pikar Michelle '95 & Joel Garza
2nd Grade Leigh & Jeff Morales
3rd Grade O'Malley & Ben Dishman Denise & Dustin Marshall '96 Rebekah & Benjamin Newman
Michelle '95 & Joel Garza
4th Grade Marianna & Jon Yellen Kaitlin & Elliott Prieur Julie ’83 & David Kronick
5th Grade Kathy & Gary Bridges Tracey & Chris Kennedy Kate & Jon Kettles
6th Grade Ashley & Rick Scheer
7th Grade Tracy & Kent Rathbun Lauren & Jeff Zlotky
8th Grade Aaron & Catie Enrico Pilar & Jay Henry
9th Grade Rebekah & Benjamin Newman
10th Grade Randi Jacobs
11th Grade Debra & John Morgan Lori Stone
12th Grade Kathryn & Stephen Arata Kristin & Dan Simenc

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