Be a Good Apple: Annual Giving

This campaign ended on October 02, 2019, but you can still make a gift to The Orchard School by clicking here!

Be a Good Apple 2019

We are kicking off the school year with our 3rd annual Be a Good Apple Campaign to kickstart Annual Giving and finish funding the Makerspace

Your gift will make a lasting impact!

Be a Good Apple 2019
Be a Good Apple: Annual Giving
466 Donors
$453,450 Donated

Become an advocate and show your support today!

Be a Good Apple and donate early to Annual Giving! 

Annual Giving provides the essential unrestricted dollars that allow The Orchard School to fulfill its mission to develop and educate the whole child. Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating our students. On average, every student is supported by $1,200 a year through Annual Giving donations.

Orchard’s unique programming serves to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open mindedness, ethical character, leadership and love of learning. This programming is only possible because of the contributions made by our generous donors. Annual Giving contributions bridge the difference between the revenue produced by tuition and the real cost of our nationally-recognized child-centered program. Funds from Annual Giving provide essential financial support for the following:

  • Field trips
  • Outdoor education materials
  • Math manipulatives
  • Science materials
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion programs 
  • Athletic equipment
  • Art supplies
  • Sheet music
  • Professional development
  • Computer equipment
  • Maintenance for our beautiful 43-acre campus
  • ….And so much more!

Our dedicated community of alumni, parents, grandparents, parent emeriti, faculty, staff and friends join together each year to ensure Orchard students have the resources they need to learn, imagine, create, explore, and lead. 

We hope you will consider a gift to support Annual Giving this year. Your gift ensures joyful hands-on learning at The Orchard School will continue to inspire students today and tomorrow. 



Donor affiliations

17% Faculty/Staff

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16% Grandparents

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17% Parents

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6% Past Parents

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10% Governor/Trustee or Friend of Orchard

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9% Alumni

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Donor list

Hal Schwartz & Sarah Schwartz
Doug Moses & Kathy
Sharon Wooten & Billy Wooten
Tene Wright
Abby Brown & Bart Brown
Tim Lahm & Eva Rudisile
Amy Fruehwald & Robert A Lennox
Lily Smith
Tracy Rothwell & Paul Rothwell
Frances Samarripa & Adam Sego
Carolyn “Lyndi” Balven
Rachel Ashcraft photoRachel Ashcraft & Chad Ashcraft
Lindsey Williams & Anthony Williams
Meredith White
Mary Appel
Leslie Appel Maher & Ira Maher
Jacob Thornburgh
Molly Haseley & Sean Haseley
Deborah Thornburgh & John Thornburgh
Jessica Aiyasami
Aiyasami Salem Sreenivasan
Joe Starlin
Jenny Johnson
Molly Schulz
Martha Talbert & Gregg Talbert
Karrie Zuccarello & Joe
Helen Miles
Jennifer Bostrom & Jon Bostrom
James Layne & James Layne
Carolyn Hickman
Kelly Masoncup & Stephan
Jana Pehler
Sue Wenning & Paul Wenning
Anita Dansker

An Anonymous Donor matched $3,100
A Generous Grandparent matched $15,700
A Generous Group of Donors gave $100,000 because 425 donors made a gift in 5 days.