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Garrison Forest School

The Fund for Garrison Forest

THE FUND

We are so grateful to the generous donors who help support the mission of our School!
 

Your gift to The Fund for Garrison Forest makes it possible for us to continue to provide an educational foundation for every Garrison Girl. The ability to maintain Garrison Forest standards of excellence and to attract and retain the very best students and faculty is made possible in part by your support of The Fund. Your gift this year will provide crucial operating budget support for the people and programs that continue to define a GFS education through exceptional academics and a warm, supportive environment.

Without the collective effort and steadfast generosity of so many members of our community, we would not be able to provide the quality of education that is the cornerstone of the GFS experience. Thanks to donors like you, Garrison Forest can continue to:

  • Foster a love of learning for new generations of GFS students.
  • Hire the finest teachers and offer them professional development opportunities.
  • Regularly update and upgrade technology resources.
  • Maintain our campus.

WHY PARTICIPATION MATTERS:

  • Gifts to The Fund for Garrison Forest have immediate impact on the lives of students and faculty and on the programs that strengthen the Garrison Forest experience.
  • Gifts both large and small convey gratitude and are a visible display of support for the mission of the School.
  • Strong participation perpetuates an already strong sense of community at Garrison Forest.

Giving to The Fund also demonstrates that GFS as a community stands together in support of the students, the teachers and the school. Thank you for your support, this year and every year!.

For a complete overview on the 2016-17 Report on Giving, visit https://www.gfs.org/support/annual-report

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Making Your Gift

You can quickly and securely make an online line gift with a Visa or MasterCard by clicking here or use one of these other methods:

Call (410) 559-3134 to make a credit card gift by phone.

Send a check to:
The Fund for Garrison Forest
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Click here for instructions for gifting securities.


Pledges and Installments

We welcome your pledge to The Fund, payable by the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016. Contact Nikki Natoli at nikkinatoli@gfs.org
or (410) 559-3134 to make your pledge.

We also offer installment plans. Set up installments via credit card safely and securely at www.gfs.org/give or contact Nikki Natoli at nikkinatoli@gfs.org or (410) 559-3134 for more information.


Matching Gifts

The company you or your spouse works for may match gifts given to non-profit organizations. Please check with your employer or call the GFS Development Office at (410) 559-3134. If your company does match, you can often pick up the form from your human resources office, or find it online in an employee or HR portal.

ALUMNAE

Garrison Forest would not be the institution it is today without the spirit and dedication of generations of alumnae who continually support their school in so many ways. Every year, the largest portion of dollars raised for The Fund and the largest number of gifts come from alumnae!

Fund dollars go directly to students and teachers, but every alumna gift, no matter the size, counts toward our alumnae participation percentage. We need a high alumnae participation rate to keep pace with our peer schools and demonstrate that GFS alumnae believe in their school and the unique educational experience it offers. Every gift makes a difference, and we are grateful for your support!

This year, alumni classes ending in 8s and 3s are celebrating their reunions. Led by Class Fund Agents, reunions are a major annual effort.  Many thanks to our reunion gift chairs who are leading the charge to break reunion giving records!

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PARENTS

All parents, from preschool to seniors, are asked to participate in The Fund for Garrison Forest this year. Tuition does not fully cover the actual cost of educating our students and operating the school, and all independent schools depend on an annual giving program to help make up this difference. Every dollar of The Fund directly benefits your children and their teachers.

Furthermore, parent participation is a crucial benchmark for the dedication and spirit of a school community. A high level of parent support has a multiplying effect, inspiring others to give and helping generate additional funding for exciting programs and innovations.

Thank you for your support!


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2017-18 Fund for Garrison Forest Progress

100%
15%

As of October 12, 2017, we are 15% of the way to our $1.3 million goal for the 2017-18 school year!

16-17 Fund by the Numbers

$1,315,702 raised

  • 25% alumnae participation
  • 81% parent participation
  • 94% faculty participation
  • 100% trustee participation
Giving Societies  

1910 Society

 

$20,000+

 

Founders' Society

 

$10,000 - $19,999

 

Moncrieffe Society

 

$5,000 - $9,999

 

Heads' Council

 

$2,500 - $4,999

 

Shriver Society

 

$1,000 - $2,499

 

Second Century Society (For Classes of 2002 and younger)

 

$500 - $999

 

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