The Annual Fund campaign happens every fall to support our students. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Spruce Street School education. Like most independent schools, the school relies on the community to maintain diverse programs, unique educational opportunities and its commitment to financial aid. The school is grateful for its faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents, grandparents, family members and trustees who together raise the needed funds to keep the school thriving. Last year we raised more than $150,000 in generous gifts from individuals.
Pledges are due by November 13. Gifts and pledge payments are due by June 18. We happily accept securities and matching funds. For more information please contact the Development Office .
“Last spring, during the transition to remote learning Spruce Street School staff found ways to Power Up! through the end of the school year. They created new ways for us all to participate. Our favorite activities were reimagined and gave families the opportunity to peek into the magic and science of a Spruce Street School experience. Class plays, Arts Week, and Elders’ Tea were three experiences we couldn’t imagine online, until we saw it first-hand. Teachers and staff were nimble and taught our children about creativity, flexibility and doing their best.
This new energy leads me to this special ask, it is now your family’s turn to Power Up! We ask all families (staff, board and alumni too!) to participate in the annual fund. It supports all of the school activities during this school year including all of the special programs I have shared in this letter. Our family has consistently supported the annual fund as much as we can, and in return our participation has felt powerful in our life.”
Frances Merenda & Mac Brown
Parents to Asher ’18 & Josie ’22
To give to the 2020-21 annual fund, click the button below.
Payments by check, ACH, cash and credit card are also accepted.
Spruce Street School Auction
Spruce Street School will hold its annual auction on Saturday, February 6, 2021. We hope you will be able to join us.
In addition, here are some useful links and supporting documents if you would like to donate to the auction.
- Download a letter to business leaders to use when procuring.
- Click here to fill out our new online Auction Procurement Form. A PDF version is also available.
- Complete an online Buy-In Party Form.
- Have questions about Buy-In Parties? Contact Kim Anderson.
- To help out as a volunteer before, during or after the event, sign-up here.
- Contact the auction team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out the live auction items in the catalog here.
The school maintains its significant commitment to financial aid though proceeds from the annual auction. Arguably the biggest party of the year, the auction is a much-anticipated community event where families are encouraged to procure live auction items, host buy-in parties, fill tables and bid on items. Last year the school raised more than $150,000 to support financial aid.
Help Plan for Spruce Street School’s Future
Planned giving is practical for many families, not just those with the greatest wealth. These avenues for giving allow Spruce Street School to safely plan for the future while ensuring a lasting legacy. Planned gifts often require assistance from your professional financial advisor. These gifts typically come from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and typically come to maturity upon your death.
Ways to Give:
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Endowment Gift
- IRA Charitable Rollover
- Life Insurance Policies
- Memorial and Tribute Gifts
- Real Estate
- Retirement Plan Assets
Please discuss with your professional financial advisor to learn how to support Spruce Street School’s future with a planned gift, or contact Megan Schmidt
Spruce Street School relies on volunteers to support a broad range of projects. We ask our new families to tell us their skills, interests and passions so that we can call on them to help us. Parents volunteer to do things like plan events, chaperone trips, read to students, provide snacks, fundraise, maintain our facilities and work on the Board of Trustees or in committees- just to name a few!