Giving to Endowment

Endowing the future of St. Paul’s School for Girls

Why endowment is important

Gifts to the St. Paul’s School for Girls’ endowment provide resources that will enable our school to maintain the quality of the St. Paul’s School for Girls experience and allow us to enhance our outstanding educational program in perpetuity.

Building the school’s endowment is one of our highest strategic priorities. Like all independent schools, SPSG relies on income from endowment funds to provide support for ongoing programs such as scholarship, programming, and faculty chairs. Essentially, endowment acts as the school’s savings account; funds are invested by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees with the goals of producing both yearly income and appreciation of the value of the original gift. Because gifts to endowment are in perpetuity, donors directly impact the school now and for future generations. A strong endowment strengthens our school.

 

Endowment Opportunities

Gifts to our endowment may be unrestricted or restricted to a particular fund or area of school life. Endowed funds can support the development of innovations in education, athletic or performing arts programs, provide financial support for scholarships, and allow us to offer competitive salaries, rewards and opportunities for professional growth for our faculty.

Unrestricted Endowment is an investment in our mission.  Gifts of $25,000 or more to unrestricted endowment provides the school with a solid level of financial security and flexibility. Gifts to the endowment send a strong message to the entire community that donors believe in our school.

Financial Aid is one area that is crucial to the school’s ability to recruit a talented and diverse student body.   For a gift of $100,000, a scholarship may be named for the donor, a friend, or loved one. A gift of approximately $600,000 would provide sufficient income for full financial aid for one student annually.

Gifts to specific endowed funds.  St. Paul’s School for Girls has a number of individual active funds for which we encourage ongoing support.  For additional information, or a list of active funds, please do not hesitate to contact the advancement office.

For more information on giving to St. Paul’s School for Girls, or to discuss making a gift to support the school’s endowment please contact Director of Annual Giving Michelle Boyle, 443.632.1038.