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Garrison Forest School

The Fund for Garrison Forest



Behind every Garrison Forest student stand the many alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends who each year give to The Fund to Garrison Forest, the school’s annual giving program.

Tuition has never covered the full cost of a GFS education. Each year The Fund makes up approximately 6% of the operating budget, covering expenses like financial aid, teacher salaries and benefits and classroom and athletic equipment. Every dollar raised directly benefits our students and their dedicated teachers.

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 supporting Garrison Forest, this year and every year!

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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
or (410) 559-3134 to make your pledge.

We also offer installment plans. Set up installments via credit card safely and securely at or contact Nikki Natoli at 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.


Garrison Forest would not 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, also counts towards our alumnae participation percentage. Alumnae participation in annual giving is an important benchmark that can be touted by our Admission office and helps the school obtain grants and funding for special programs (like WISE or the new Outdoor Classroom). 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!

Whatever made your GFS experience special was somehow supported by The Fund. Tell us your GFS story through our "My Garrison Forest" project.

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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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Thank you to the 16-17 Parent Fund Volunteer Team:

  • Geoff Hengerer, Chair/4th Grade
  • Peter Burstein, Vice-Chair/2nd Grade
  • Matt Gotlin, Threes
  • Stephon Benford, Pre-K
  • Dakshesh Kothari, 1st Grade
  • Autumn Sadovnik, 1st Grade
  • Arne Stifel, 2nd Grade
  • Rick Kurland, 3rd Grade
  • Dana Scrivner, 4th Grade
  • Wayne Schmidt, 5th Grade
  • Jeff Miler, 6th Grade
  • Kent Strosnider, 6th Grade
  • Babette Edgar, 7th Grade
  • Jen Quartner, 7th Grade
  • Laura Schuebel, 6th Grade
  • Julie Higgins, 8th Grade
  • Matthew Neuberger, 8th Grade
  • Chris Shriver, 8th Grade
  • Peter Korzenewski, 9th Grade
  • Chuck McMahon, 10th Grade
  • Carrie Riley, 10th Grade
  • Pam Ward, 10th Grade
  • Steve Sarigianis, 11th Grade
  • Morry Zolet, 11th Grade
  • Dawn Dias-Bulls, 12th Grade
  • Kellie McGowan, 12th Grade

16-17 Fund for Garrison Forest Progress


As of June 30, 2017, we are 100% of the way to our $1.3 million goal for the 16-17 school year!

15-16 Fund by the Numbers

$1,277,001 raised
  • 28% alumnae participation
  • 78% parent participation
  • 96% faculty participation
  • 100% trustee participation
Giving Societies

1910 Society


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 2000 and younger)

$500 - $999

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