As individuals we are all-in for GA but when we come together as a community it is proof positive that we are indeed stronger together. Our parents, past and present, alumnae, grandparents, and friends support GA—our school, our girls, our faculty and staff—in countless ways. In doing so we are able to aspire to new heights every year. Let's rally for GA and make a gift to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund ensuring our support boosts each girl's journey as she works towards achieving her goals and dreams.
WE ARE GA AND WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
OUR STUDENTS, ALUMNAE, PARENTS, FRIENDS, AND FACULTY & STAFF SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN SUCH VALUABLE WAYS, AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GREENWICH ACADEMY COMMUNITY.
Annual Fund by the Numbers
Comprehensive and critical, the Annual Fund interlaces throughout GA and is an important thread in every programmatic offering. Greenwich Academy is very fortunate to have a dedicated community of parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents, and friends, who together help meet our goal each year. In 2020-2021 the Annual Fund surpassed its goal and achieved over $3.5 million, with 99% parent and 37% alumnae participation.
Tuition alone covers only 76% of the actual cost of a GA education; the remaining 24% is made up of endowment allocations, income from other revenue, and the Annual Fund. Each year, the Annual Fund contributes approximately 7% of the operating budget, or $4,300 per student, completing the GA experience for all our girls.
Essential support from our parents ensures GA’s commitment to educating young women while encouraging their development into thoughtful citizens and future leaders.
With the leadership of parent volunteers, GA parents pride themselves each year in striving for over 99% participation and giving a total of $2.5 million, a true testament of our parents’ appreciation for GA and the school’s fulfilling educational experience for every GA girl.
Greenwich Academy is grateful for the parent-school partnership and greatly appreciates your generous participation in the Annual Fund.
GA alumnae of all ages support the school for many reasons, but most commonly because of their abiding loyalty, sense of tradition, and appreciation of the fact that giving back is giving forward. Just as our alumnae’s GA experience was built upon the generosity of those before them, today’s alumnae support current students to ensure that they too have the most advanced educational experience.
With an energetic corps of volunteers, GA alumnae reach high levels of participation each year. In 2020-2021, 37% of alumnae supported the Annual Fund (well above the national average for independent schools).
Our alumnae are valued for their GA pride and enduring energetic commitment to the future of GA girls.
Friends include: parents of alumnae, grandparents, faculty and staff, and others.
GA friends participate for numerous reasons, but primarily because of their steadfast belief in GA’s mission and character-building education. Parents of alumnae understand GA’s significant role in their daughter’s academic, personal, and professional development. Grandparents appreciate the role GA plays in their granddaughter’s education, as well as the constructive influence it has on the whole family. Our own faculty and staff are committed to and firmly believe in the all-encompassing education and give to support the community and their colleagues.