Each year, the Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds to support the School’s highest priorities. We strive for 100% participation from our community. Hewitt is a non-profit institution, and gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible. A gift of any size supports our dedicated faculty; innovative curriculum; diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives; and a robust financial aid program. Click here to make your Annual Fund gift today!
Each year, the community is asked to support the School in various ways. One fun way to support Hewitt is by sourcing or donating items for our annual silent auction, held each winter. For more information about this event, please contact Kelsey Rodriguez.
Volunteers bring our community together, and whether you can help for one hour or take on a larger role, your time and expertise is deeply appreciated. Current parents and guardians, alumnae, grandparents, parents of alumnae, and faculty and staff make up our team of 175+ volunteers each year! To learn more and get involved, please contact email@example.com.
Capital gifts go above and beyond the scope of the Annual Fund and Benefit. Every few years, Hewitt conducts a capital campaign to support long-term projects, including building renovations and school programs, to realize our strategic vision. Capital gifts may be made as a part of a campaign or in support of a specific need that aligns with the School’s priorities.
A strong endowment ensures our School’s financial sustainability. Endowment gifts are held in perpetuity and provide both long-term financial stability and income to meet current strategic priorities. Donors who wish to make a significant investment in Hewitt’s future or memorialize a community member are invited to establish an endowed fund.
Hewitt community members have the opportunity to include the School in their estate plans. These gifts, large and small, take many different forms including bequests, retirement plans, life insurance policies, charitable trusts, and appreciated securities. If you are considering or have established a planned gift in support of Hewitt, please notify Hewitt's Advancement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they may recognize your lasting legacy.
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.
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.
At Hewitt, fundraising makes up 10 percent of the school’s operating budget each year, while tuition and other income cover 93 percent. These much-needed contributions 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.
In addition to 100% participation in our Annual Fund, members of the Hewitt community are encouraged to volunteer, source and donate items for our annual auction, and attend and participate fully in events and offerings throughout the year. We are excited to partner with you!