Hewitt Annual Fund
The Hewitt School Annual Fund is a yearly campaign that provides unrestricted funds to support the school’s highest priorities in any given year. Annual Fund gifts empower the school to enhance teaching and learning for our Hewitt students and faculty. The Annual Fund campaign runs each year from July 1 to June 30. As a non-profit institution, gifts to the Hewitt Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible.
- Athletics and Wellness
- STEAM and Environmental Studies
- Performing and Visual Arts
- Professional Development
- Girls' Research
- Hosting thought leaders and influential speakers
- Will my gift really make a difference?
- What is the difference between gifts to the Annual Fund and funds raised at the Benefit?
- Why should I support the Annual Fund when I already pay tuition?
- I’m not ready to make a gift -- may I make a pledge?
Yes! A gift of any size is an endorsement for Hewitt and has a much broader impact than its financial support alone. We ask all families to participate at a level meaningful to them. 100 percent participation of our families is an important factor that foundations and corporations consider when deciding to invest in Hewitt. When families give back, they confirm their belief in Hewitt’s mission and demonstrate that our community values the education that Hewitt provides.
Each year the Hewitt community gathers together at the Benefit in a joyful show of support for our school. The Benefit’s fundraising goal directly goes toward a particular strategic priority separate from the Annual Fund. The 2017 Benefit provided capital improvements and enhancements to our facilities, such as upgraded classroom furniture and technology. Hewitt strives for 100 percent participation for both the Annual Fund and the Benefit.
At Hewitt, the Annual Fund makes up 10 percent of the school’s operating budget each year, while tuition covers 90 percent. These much-needed Annual Fund dollars benefit the teaching and learning of each and every student and faculty member, including ensuring that a Hewitt education is accessible to an economically diverse population. Unlike tuition, gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible. Hewitt benefits greatly from a tradition of annual giving shared by many independent schools whose communities unite in this show of support.
We recognize that individuals and families have different charitable giving calendars, so we do offer a pledge option. We ask that you pledge a financial commitment of a specific amount in the fall to allow us to plan for the school year. However, payment is not due until June 30 when the school’s fiscal year closes.