The Park Fund

The Park Fund

The Park Fund makes an extraordinary education possible. Through the generosity of Park School parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, employees, and friends, The Park Fund impacts the life of every student, every day.

  • Each year, The Park Fund provides much-needed support to families through the Tuition Assistance Program. This year, 39% of students are receiving tuition assistance.
  • Teachers continue to dedicate additional time towards professional development, and The Park Fund supported faculty as they honed their distance learning skills over the summer.
  • To meet the changing needs of students and teachers during these challenging times, the school invested in a wide variety of new technology. The Park Fund provided funding for document cameras, classroom cameras, access to laptops and iPads, and WiFi connectivity.
  • The school has invested in new cleaning and safety measures for on-campus learning, such as face masks, PPE for all teachers, plexiglass dividers, HEPA filters, additional cleaning and sanitation products, and more — all supported by The Park Fund.

Every gift matters, and every member of our community can help support our students.

How to Give to The Park Fund

ONLINE

You can make an online gift or pledge at www.parkschool.net/donate

CHECK

You can mail a check to:

The Park School Development Office
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

SECURITIES

Park accepts gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. The Park School sells the securities, and all proceeds benefit The Park Fund. Contact the Development Office to learn more.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers offer matching gift programs that increase the value of a donor’s gift. Contact your employer for information.

FAQ about The Park Fund

What is The Park Fund?

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The Park Fund is an annual fundraising effort that is a necessary component of the school’s operating budget, helping to cover the shortfall between tuition income and the school’s yearly operating expenses.

What does The Park Fund support?

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Gifts to The Park Fund help the school provide everything that is part of the operating budget, including, but not limited to, tuition assistance, faculty salaries, maintenance of fields and courts, lab equipment, and much more. Every part of the Park School experience is supported by The Park Fund.

Who gives to The Park Fund?

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Each year parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, and employees are all asked to support this essential effort. Together, the Park community contributes more than $1.5 million yearly.

Do gifts toward particular school activities, trips, or clubs support The Park Fund?

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While gifts that are designated to support particular clubs, trips, and activities are greatly appreciated, these gifts do not support The Park Fund. Unrestricted gifts to The Park Fund help the school where and when the school needs it most.

How does a gift to tuition assistance help?

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Since tuition assistance is a major component of the school’s budget, gifts to tuition assistance do support The Park Fund.

What is an appropriate amount to give to The Park Fund?

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This question can only truly be answered by you. We hope that all gifts to The Park Fund will represent a meaningful gift for you personally. The Park Fund is the school’s most important philanthropic priority.

Why am I asked to increase my gift each year?

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The simplest answer is that the school’s operating budget increases each year because the cost of educating students increases each year.

Giving Societies

THE PARK FUND

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Donors who contribute to The Park Fund are honored and celebrated through the following Giving Societies:

OLD COURT ROAD SOCIETY $50,000+
LIBERTY HEIGHTS SOCIETY $25,000-$49,999
AUCHENTOROLY TERRACE SOCIETY $10,000-$24,999
1912 SOCIETY $5,000-$9,999
PHOENIX CLUB SOCIETY $2,500-$4,999
EUGENE RANDOLPH SMITH SOCIETY $1,000-$2,499
MARGARET FULTON COE SOCIETY $500-$999
HARRISON TOMPKINS SOCIETY $250-$499
CENTENNIAL SOCIETY $100-$249
MOORES BRANCH SOCIETY $100 AND UNDER

BRUINS SOCIETY

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Gifts to the Bruins Society benefit Tuition Assistance.  Donors who contribute to the Bruins Society are honored and celebrated through the following Giving Societies:

VICT’RY FUND $30,000+
BROWN & WHITE FUND $20,000-$29,999
STRIVE ON FUND $10,000-$19,999