Garrison Forest empowers students to realize their full potential and live lives of purpose.

Garrison Forest School

The Fund for Garrison Forest

THE FUND

The Fund for Garrison Forest directly supports the school’s greatest assets—our students and teachers.

Tuition plays the largest role in our ability to serve students; yet, it only covers 76% of our annual budget. The Fund is critical to the school’s operating budget and is the reason we so deeply appreciate broad participation from our entire GFS community: parents, grandparents, alumnae, faculty and staff, parents of alumnae, and friends of the school.

Gifts to The Fund for Garrison Forest have an immediate impact on the lives of each student and faculty member and on the programs that strengthen the Garrison Forest experience and encourage our students to explore their creativity, curiosity and individuality. Your participation demonstrates that as a GFS community, we stand together in support of our Garrison Girls who represent the future.

Click here for a complete overview of the 2018-19 Report on Giving.

Making Your Gift

You can quickly and securely make an online gift 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.

Venmo us @GarrisonForestSchool

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 School 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 money raised for The Fund and the largest number of gifts come from alumnae!

Fund dollars go directly to support students and teachers, but every alumna gift, 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, classes ending in 0s and 5s are celebrating reunions.  We look forward to seeing you all on May 1st and 2nd!

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PARENTS

All parents, from preschool to seniors, are asked to participate in The Fund for Garrison Forest. 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 health 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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2019-20 Fund for Garrison Forest Progress

100%
45%

As of December 1 2019, we are 45% of the way to our $1.3 million goal for the 2019-20 school year!  

18-19 Fund by the Numbers

$1,337,267 raised

  • 26% alumnae participation
  • 78% parent participation
  • 100% 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

Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more are invited to attend the annual Leadership Recognition Dinner.

Additional Giving Clubs:

Second Century Society - Entitles alumnae who are celebrating up to their 15th Reunions, who make a minimum gift of $500, membership in the Shriver Society.

True Blue Society - Recognizes donors who have given for 10 years or more.

Roll on Blue – Recognizes donors who give monthly.