This year marks a pivotal moment in the history of the Ross School as we transition from a Founder funded institution to a sustainable independent school.
In becoming an independently funded school, Ross is counting on your support like never before. This year’s Annual Fund target is $625,000, and as the school’s leadership team works to ensure the school’s sustainability, every dollar donated to the Annual Fund enhances their ability to provide high-quality programs to our children. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Ross School, Stronger Together,” emphasizing the concept of one school, one community, and one Annual Fund. Under the umbrella of Annual Fund giving, Ross is offering a number of suggested allocation categories so donors can designate the area they are most interested in supporting.
Playground – With the consolidation of our Lower School on the East Hampton campus, we are in need of a new playground. Working with Stiles Designs to create and build an eco-friendly playground. We are excited for our youngest students to enjoy outdoor time exploring and playing.
Global Scholarship – The current student body at Ross represents 25 different countries. As we work to diversify our boarding program, this fund enables us to recruit students who bring different talents, backgrounds and experiences to our community from all over the world, enriching the learning experience for everyone.
Local Scholarship – Ross School seeks to attract students from the local area who otherwise might not be able to afford this opportunity. We use both Financial Aid and Merit scholarships to enroll gifted local students, athletes and artists who reflect all aspects of the cultural and socioeconomic groups in our East End communities.
Faculty Advancement – This fund supports workshops and faculty professional development we offer our faculty every August and throughout the year. At the heart of any strong educational institution is a dedicated and talented group of faculty and staff. Your gift to this fund enables Ross to attract and retain the best faculty possible thus retaining the high quality of Ross teaching.
Facilities – The Ross School facilities are among the most beautiful in the world. Tremendous thought and purpose have gone into designing all aspects of our facilities in order to support the curriculum and learning experience. Planned and deferred maintenance is crucial to the continuing beauty and function of our facilities. Your contribution to this fund helps us maintain our amazing infrastructure.
Academic Excellence - Support of this fund enables the school to continue to pursue the highest levels of instruction in the arts, humanities, science, technology, and wellness. Support the domain about which you are most passionate.
Unrestricted – This fund allows Ross School Leadership and Board of Trustees to use your gift to support where it is most needed. This fund supports the operating budget and helps to bridge the gap between the cost to run the school and the revenue collected through tuition.
We are counting on your support like never before! The goal of this year’s Annual Fund is $625,000. As we work to become sustainable, every dollar donated to the Annual Fund makes a difference in the school’s ability to provide high quality programs to our students. We look forward to meeting with you in the next coming weeks to express our gratitude for your past philanthropic leadership and to talk about how your gift can have the greatest impact this year.