The Annual Fund is the School’s fundraising priority and our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Each year, the entire A-S community is asked to support the Annual Fund, which contributes approximately 10% of the operating budget.
The Annual Fund supports every aspect of an A-S education and is 100% tax-deductible. While we encourage our donors to consider making their gift unrestricted, which provides the most flexibility to address the ever-changing needs of the School, we also recognize that many donors want more agency over their giving. You can now earmark your Annual Fund gift for the following areas of need:
- Unrestricted (includes academic programming)
- Arts Programs
- Financial Aid
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
For questions regarding the Annual Fund, please contact Katy Duckworth Schachter, Director of Development, [email protected] or 212-933-5214.
How Your Support Helps
By making a donation to the Allen-Stevenson Annual Fund you are providing crucial support for:
Over 85% of the Annual Fund comes from the generosity of members of the Lamplighter Circle. We gratefully recognize these donors in our Annual Report and at our annual Lamplighter Circle Reception each fall. We ask that everyone in our community consider making The Allen-Stevenson School a philanthropic priority and be as generous as possible.
|Francis Bellows Allen Society||$50,000 - $99,999|
|1883 Society||$35,000 - $49,999|
|Fortiter et Recte||$25,000 - $34,999|
|Founder||$15,000 - $24,999|
|Luminary||$10,000 - $14,999|
|Benefactor||$5,000 - $9,999|
|Patron||$3,500 - $4,999|
|Young Alumni Society||$150+ (Classes up to and including the 10th Reunion)|
Parent Participation Matters!
While dollars are important, participation is just as meaningful. Each year, we strive for 100% parent participation in the Annual Fund, with many of our grades regularly hitting this goal. A gift to the annual fund, of any amount, is a vote of confidence in your son’s education and a sign of the strength of our community. Your support at any level is exceptionally meaningful to us. We hope you will consider joining your fellow parents in making a gift to your son’s school.
Annual Fund Co-Chairs
|Alison Coen Searcy P’23|
|"My son Connor has had a wonderful 8+ years at A-S, and I want to make sure future A-S boys will have a similarly amazing experience made up of not only strong academics but so much more! Connor has enjoyed the arts and sports and just being a boy with the friends he has made over the years. A-S is a wonderful community of boys, teachers and parents, and we are grateful to be a part of it."|
|Mike Niemtzow P’28|
|"My wife and I give because we believe achieving 100% parent participation is a vote of confidence in our school and in each other. We give generously because even though there are a number of worthy causes in New York, we believe that our son’s school should be our first and highest philanthropic priority. We are exceptionally proud to be part of a parent community that supports each other and each other’s sons."|
|Kashmala Sehgal P’27|
|"The A-S community is truly inclusive, and the depth, diversity, and talent of this community rely on all of us doing what we can to support it."|