The SPARK Match for Community and Belonging

531
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106% of 500 Donor goal
$844,108
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This campaign ended on April 15, 2022, but you can still make a gift to The Park School by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorYoung Ju Rhee and Young Lee - matched $10,000
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About

The SPARK Match for Community and Belonging will help foster a deeper sense of belonging for all at Park through two endowment initiatives:

Fund for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - $1,250,000 Goal 

As we move our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals from aspiration to reality, this robust endowed fund will increase the DEI budget five-fold. This will give our School the resources to expand student DEI programming, offer additional stipended positions to faculty and staff members in DEI-supporting roles, and establish new partnerships with DEI experts.

Fund for Educational Testing - $500,000 Goal 

The income from this new endowed fund will provide up to 5 educational evaluations per year for students with learning differences who otherwise could not afford testing, ensuring that economic barriers do not prevent Park families and educators from fully understanding a child’s learning profile and what they need to thrive.

Inspired to ignite support for these initiatives, a generous donor has stepped forward to offer $500,000 in matching funds! Gifts made to these endowed funds on April 14 will be matched 2:1 -  giving all members of the Park community the chance to multiply their impact and ensure Park is a place where all students are seen, known, and valued.

To learn more about The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging and these endowment initiatives, click here.

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We did it! Thank you!!

Head of School Scott Young expresses his gratitude for all of the ways that The Park School came together on Giving Day.

Giving Day is a testament to the power of collective generosity and our shared love for, and investment in, Park. Thank you to all who supported The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging! We are incredibly grateful for this community!!

595 days ago by Lauren Corvese
The results are in!

Wow! Together, we made Giving Day an extraordinary success! A record-breaking 531 Park parents & guardians, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends came together on Giving Day in support of The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging and Park’s Annual Fund. We more than doubled previous Giving Day totals, raising $844,108 for Park. Thank you for wearing your sparkles. Thank you for spreading the word. Thank you for this inspiring demonstration of community investment!

595 days ago by Lauren Corvese
Nearly there - $10,680 left to unlock!

Thank you to everyone who has already made a gift to Park this Giving Day! We are blown away by the incredible demonstration of support from our community, with 467 donors contributing $806,126!

The community's collective investment in The SPARK Campaign and Annual Fund reflects our profound commitment to Park's mission and values. Thank you for helping to ensure that every student feels a deep sense of belonging at Park.

We are so grateful to everyone who has shown their support today. And Giving Day isn’t over yet - there is still time left to make your gift, and have it matched 2:1! We hope we can count on you in these final hours as we aim to reach 500 donors and unlock the remaining $10,680 available in matching funds for DEI.

596 days ago by Lauren Corvese
Alumni Challenge $10,000 Unlocked!


Park’s alumni have come through once again today! With more than 100 alumni donors, we have unlocked an additional $10,000 challenge gift toward The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging!

Let's keep the momentum going! Make your gift now to the Fund for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and be matched 2:1.

596 days ago by Lauren Corvese
Alumni Challenge!

Calling all Parkies! A generous member of Park's alumni community was inspired to step forward to provide alumni with another opportunity to maximize their impact today. If we are able to reach 100 alumni gifts before 5 p.m. today, they will donate an additional $10,000 to The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging!


Will you help us unlock this generous gift to Park? Right now, only 16 more gifts are needed by 5 p.m. to achieve our goal! Gifts of any and all sizes help us unlock this challenge gift.

596 days ago by Lauren Corvese
$100,000 Educational Testing Match Secured!

Wow! Thank you, Parkies! We have unlocked the full $100,000 match for the Fund for Educational Testing. 💥💥💥 Matching funds are still available for gifts made to the Fund for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Consider directing your support to DEI to maximize your impact!

596 days ago by Lauren Corvese
It's Giving Day!

Be a SPARK ✨ Today is Park Giving Day! Help us reach our goal of 500 gifts in support of The SPARK Match for Community & Belonging. This year, a generous donor has offered $500,000 in matching funds, and for today only, all gifts to The SPARK Match will be matched 2:1!! 

Follow our progress throughout the day, and be sure to keep an eye out for some fun challenges and surprises!

597 days ago by Lauren Corvese
The SPARK Campaign Endowment Priorities


In this video, learn more from Scott Young, Alile Eldridge, and Debbie Henry about the Fund for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Fund for Educational Testing.

597 days ago by Jamie Byron

Donor Map
Alumni
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19944$838
19380$0
19702$200
20111$15
19470$0
19350$0
20081$500
19480$0
20211$500
20221$25
20171$15
19491$50
20013$150
20073$220
19730$0
19871$25
19530$0
19921$50
19450$0
20041$500
197411$1,695
19680$0
19973$200
19954$875
20130$0
19967$900
19854$475
19601$50
19520$0
19781$100
20162$75
19400$0
19410$0
19801$100
19891$180
19563$250
19541$200
199810$1,300
19370$0
19340$0
20192$150
20182$25
19460$0
20062$75
19882$350
19420$0
19500$0
19670$0
19820$0
19430$0
19711$50
19832$750
19330$0
19390$0
19290$0
19771$0
19310$0
20101$250
20051$150
19610$0
19620$0
19752$125
19320$0
19630$0
20202$25
19690$0
19510$0
19574$750
19660$0
19650$0
20002$550
19722$350
19590$0
20120$0
19551$500
19761$500
19581$250
19360$0
19903$1,450
19641$250
19811$100
20142$50
19440$0
20151$25
19842$350
20091$25
19791$200
19300$0
19915$1,700
19865$1,875
20033$250
19994$250
19932$250
20023$225
Current Parents & Guardians
GradeDonorsRaised ($)
Grade 8 Parent20$26,015
PreK Parent20$12,726
Grade 5 Parent33$26,900
Grade 3 Parent34$23,350
Grade 2 Parent39$26,640
Grade 7 Parent24$30,400
Kindergarten Parent32$34,161
Grade 4 Parent39$32,351
Grade 6 Parent33$15,658
Grade 1 Parent37$14,250
Donor Affiliations
Parent icon43%Current Parents
Gradhat icon26%Alumni
Suitcase icon22%Faculty/Staff
Parent icon8%Grandparents
Friends icon10%Former Parents
Friends icon3%Friends
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