The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of all fundraising efforts for Giddens. Our entire community comes together each year in support of the Annual Fund. The need is real and each student benefits. Beyond the very important dollars we must raise each and every year, your participation in the Annual Fund reflects the strength of our community, and our shared commitment to our students.
An unmistakable generosity of spirit infuses our school. The commitment of our entire community, past and present, to the financial strength of our School makes ambitious teaching and learning possible here each day.
Giddens, like other independent schools, must raise funds every year to help meet operating costs, since tuition alone never covers the full cost of an independent school education. Through your support, Giddens is able to:
- Attract and retain the most talented faculty
- Provide professional development opportunities
- Expansion of our Learning Services department to include a mathematics and a school counselor
- Offer tuition assistance to over 30% of our new and existing families
- Full inclusion of Extended Day into our program
As a community, support for the Annual Fund demonstrates our commitment to the School today and to future generations of students whose Giddens experience will inspire them to make a difference in a complex and changing world. Each year, we ask all members of the Giddens community to make the Annual Fund a philanthropic priority, and we are proud of the strong support from our current families, alumnae, grandparents, alumnae parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the School.