Forward Together

Increase Participation — Build Community — Forward Together!

On behalf of Ross School’s faculty and staff, we extend a heartfelt thank you for your generous support of the Annual Fund, helping us raise double our fundraising goal and ensure the ongoing richness of a Ross education.

The total gifts and pledges for the 2018–19 Annual Fund amounted to $1,028,636

We achieved 100% participation of the Administration and Board of Trustees

Our first-ever Giving Day saw over 200 donations made, generating $21,000

The total number of donors came to 392


To wire a gift or send a stock gift to the school, please contact Andi O’Hearn at or by phone at 631-907-5246.


Global Scholarship—The current student body at Ross represents 24 different countries and territories. 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.

Faculty Advancement—This fund supports workshops and the faculty professional development we offer 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 maintaining the high quality of Ross teaching.


Fund categories include:

Outdoor Educational Center for our students in PN, N and PK—Construction has begun on our new space for discovery, play, and learning. The Outdoor Educational Center will be incorporated into the Ross Spiral Garden and will afford our youngest students daily opportunities to interact with our natural environment and allow their education to bloom! Design by Samuel Duncan Panton Landscape Design and Installation by Terra Design Studio

Local Scholarship—Ross School seeks to attract students from the local area who otherwise might not be able to afford this opportunity. Ross School administers both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships to enable gifted local students, athletes, and artists to attend the school, reflecting all aspects of the cultural and socioeconomic groups that make up our East End community.  

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.

Facilities—Ross School’s 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.

Unrestricted—This fund allows the Ross School Leadership Team and Board of Trustees to use your gift where it is most needed, supporting the operating budget and helping 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!