Spruce Street School Auction
We built our big rainbow!
Together, we raised over $170,000, exceeding our goal of $150,000. We thank all donors, sponsors, virtual guests, and volunteers for making this gala week successful. Special thanks to all teachers and staff for showing up at school to make the live program colorful, energetic, and fun!
One of the highlights of the week was the Raise the Paddle where the community raised over $55,000 in honor of the teachers and staff, showing our appreciation for their incredible work keeping the school open for in-person learning, while also offering quality remote options for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Mark your calendar for next year's auction!
We have a date: Saturday, February 12, 2022! Please check back for more information in November 2021.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event as a business or an individual, please reach out to Megan Schmidt.
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.
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!