What is the Catlin Gabel Fund, and how does it benefit each student?
The Catlin Gabel Fund enhances the school’s budget with gifts that support our low 7:1 student teacher ratio, our exceptional teachers, outstanding academic programs, and strong commitment to financial aid. The Fund allows us to grow and innovate by adding programs that are right for our students such as robotics, outdoor education, the garden, and Chinese language studies.
Why do we need the Catlin Gabel Fund?
Gifts to the Fund are the distinguishing factor that makes Catlin Gabel an enriching experience for students. Tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of educating our students: tuition and fees cover only 85 percent of the school’s budget. The remaining 15 percent, equivalent to $2,162 per student, is funded by individual donations made to the Catlin Gabel Fund and endowment earnings.
What can I expect?
Gifts to the Fund come in all sizes and are based on what each donor can afford and how you wish to express your priorities and interests. Later in the year we’ve scheduled two events whose proceeds are part of the Catlin Gabel Fund: our annual auction and the student-led walkathon, Tuition on the Track. We hope when those come up on your calendar you will participate as fully as possible.
Annual auction: Fantastic Voyage
This year’s auction is on Saturday, March 16, at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center. You will have the opportunity to bid on unique auction items, raise your paddle for the special appeal, and socialize with parents, teachers, and community members—all of whom care for the school. You will be asked to volunteer on a committee, donate items to the auction, and support the special appeal. Find out more.
Student-led walkathon: Tuition on the Track
This year’s Tuition on the Track event is on Friday, April 12. Brooke Edelson ’12 and Kate Rubenstein ’12 initiated the walkathon last year, and the community embraced the event wholeheartedly. Funds raised by students at Tuition on the Track support financial aid. All four divisions participate. Upper School Blue and White teams compete for the most laps. Students will ask you to sponsor them as they walk, skip, and run for financial aid dollars.
Contact the Development team for giving opportunities.
Marianne Falk, Fund Officer
Susie Greenebaum '05, Alumni Relations Officer
Joan Gardner, Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer
Lauren Dully '91, Associate Director of Development
Miranda Wellman '91, Director of Advancement