Faculty Support Fund

78% of $50,000 goal
This campaign ended on May 06, 2021, but you can still make a gift to The Orchard School by clicking here!

Show Orchard Teachers the Love!

In the school’s first comprehensive campaign in 20 years, we have NEARLY reached our ambitious goal of $11 million. We are here because of your generosity. Your vision. Your perseverance to secure Orchard’s future. 

Now, we need you once more. In the final lap of this campaign, thanks to a generous anonymous donor, your gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar to support our faculty

Orchard teachers are the lifeblood of our school, and this is our chance to show them how much we care. Their optimism, enthusiasm, and wonder captivate every student from three-years-old all the way until their graduating year, and beyond. 

Gifts to the endowed faculty support fund will provide increased resources every year for teacher salaries and increased professional development opportunities.

Make your gift today! Make it in honor or memory of a special Orchard teacher who touched your life. Show them the love.

Campaign Highlights

  • Thanks to the campaign, Orchard completed and opened the Fred Lorenz Makerspace in 2020, which allows students to create and build their visions using both high and low-tech tools and experiment with a variety of materials.
  • The campaign has also funded and built three brand new natural playgrounds, which have provided much-needed outdoor exploration during COVID-19 and upgraded outdoor play and education for years to come.
  • The campaign has raised money for technology upgrades which upgraded security measures and systems.
  • The campaign supported families who have been hit hard by the current economic crisis with emergency financial aid.  

Campaign News

The Orchard School To Receive Historic $2 Million Gift!

The Orchard School has received a $2 million commitment from an anonymous donor as part of its capital campaign, Celebrating Our Roots; Cultivating for the Future. Click here to read more.

Birge Family Honors Roots at Orchard with a Scholarship for DEI

As part of the capital campaign, Celebrating Our Roots; Cultivating for the Future, Tag Birge ’85 and his wife Marta have established the Birge Family Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Orchard School. Click here to read more.

Donor Spotlights

Meet the Genetos Family

The Genetos Family has been a part of the Orchard community for a long time. Both of their children attended Orchard from preschool through eighth grade and contribute many of their children's successes to their Orchard education. They gave to the capital campaign to sustain the magic that is Orchard and help grow the endowment for future generations. Click here to read more about the Genetos Family. 

Meet the Borel Family

Orchard is a special place for the Borel Family. They gave to the capital campaign to provide an opportunity for others to have access to a quality education and ensure the continuance of Progressive education at Orchard. Click here to read more about the Borel Family.

Meet the Nalli Family

The Nalli Family is inspired by Orchard, its families, teachers, administrators, staff, and learning environment. They gave to Orchard because they value the school as a place where kids can be kids, where their opinions and voices are heard, and their intelligence and character are nurtured equally. Click here to read more about the Nalli Family.

Meet the Edwards Family

The Edwards Family has always known Orchard to be a special place, but it was only in stepping away and leaving Orchard for a few years due to an overseas assignment that they learned to truly appreciate the unique and amazing community that it is. They choose to donate their time and financial resources to Orchard in order to ensure the community, legacy and traditions can be made available to all who desire to be an active and positive member of the Orchard community. Click hereto read more about the Edwards Family.

What Makes Orchard Shine?

The community recently came together during the movie night at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre to raise money for Orchard and the Faculty Support Fund. The below "What Makes Orchard Shine" video clip was played during the movie night. There are so many great things that make Orchard shine, but above all else, it is the teachers! Make a gift in honor or memory of a special Orchard teacher today!

39 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb

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