2020-21 Owl Fund Campaign

This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT

For nearly a century, The Orchard School has enjoyed a tradition of Progressive education in an environment where each family plays an active role in the school community. The Orchard community is a strong one in every respect! I am so excited to be joining a community that has such compassionate members that give generously through time, talent, and resources. 

When you give time in the classroom, volunteer for the Parents' Association, and generously support the Owl Fund, previously known as Annual Giving, your gift helps Orchard fulfill its mission. Right now, children need more space than ever to explore, learn, and grow and our teachers need more resources than ever before! The vibrant life of our school is made possible by the ongoing philanthropic support and volunteerism of all our community members. Thank you! We would not be here without you. 

The Owl Fund is one of the school's most critical resources in order to continue educating students. As with all independent schools, Orchard relies on our community to give annually to help us fund projects and programs that make us the unique school we are today. 

Gifts made to the Owl Fund provide the essential unrestricted dollars needed to enhance the educational experience at Orchard and allows us to provide our students with all the unique opportunities that make Orchard so special.  A personal commitment from every family outside of tuition dollars (large or small), is incredibly impactful. Your Owl Fund gifts support:

...and so much more!

Please consider a gift no matter the size. Because of you, our thinking is unrestricted. Orchard is free to engage with our students in passionate, creative, and experiential ways. Because of you, we have unrestricted possibilities when it comes to producing leaders who create immediate and lasting values. And because of you we are unrestricted by the barriers of convention and routine. There's no limit to what Orchard can achieve. Thank you!

Donor affiliations

14% Alumni

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10% Grandparents

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33% Parents

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10% Past Parents

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10% Governor/Trustee or Friend of Orchard

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22% Faculty/Staff or Faculty/Staff Emeriti

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Donor list

Alexander Genetos
Matt McGill
Mike and Connie Dilllon
Evan Fitzgerald
stephen sturman
Jonathan Nalli
Kristina Lund
Grady Grant III
Jason Thixton
Kelly Cookerly
Jeff Berebitsky
Debbie Oesch-Minor
Tracy & Jim Swearingen
Jim Dodds
Deborah Arkush-Huet
Wendy Boyle
Nelly Juma
Greg Wiles
Sarah and Matt Edwards
Tim Ardillo
Minakshi Ghuman
Peggy Branch
Samia Kamran
Carolyn Hickman
Cynthia Wise
Cynthia Sutton
Ruth Linsmith
Nathaniel Moyer
Edward Kopel
Andrew Brown
Lauren Eiteljorg
Sheila Toledo-Jenkins
Dorothea and Philip Genetos
Dianne Smith
Wendy Wilson
Andrew and Heather Karazim
Cyndi Lindeman
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The Parents' Association will give $10,000 if 157 donors give in the next 47 days. 155 donors so far, 2 to go!