Originating with the Class of 1990, the Senior Fund has become an Academy tradition. Parents of seniors contribute an increased gift to this fund, which is established in each class’s name in its senior year. The Senior Fund takes the place of the Annual Fund for parents of seniors and counts toward class participation numbers in all classes in which senior families have daughters.
The Class of 2018 Fund for Faculty Housing
Richard Chilton and René Kern, Co-Chairs Senior Fund for the Class of 2018 Fund for Faculty Housing
We are incredibly excited to announce this year’s Senior Fund for The Class of 2018 Fund for Faculty Housing. As highlighted in GA’s strategic plan, providing teachers with affordable housing options in close proximity to the school is essential to building a great faculty. Living near campus, faculty members are able to more fully engage in the lives of their students. By simply converting commuting hours to working hours, it becomes more practical to serve as coaches, mentors, and advisors for activities and clubs that fall outside of regular school hours. In addition, faculty housing is vital to the school’s efforts to attract, recruit, and retain extraordinary teachers. Although past Senior Fund efforts have bolstered GA’s housing offerings so that today the school is able to house 28 percent of faculty and staff members, there remains a waitlist for housing. To keep moving GA forward, the Class of 2018 Fund for Faculty Housing will focus on funding greatly needed purchases, renovations to current housing units and creating a reserve fund for future housing opportunities.
As parents, our class has shown tremendous generosity toward GA over the years, and we are hopeful that families will make stretch gifts (Senior Fund gifts are in lieu of the usual Annual Fund gift). While the collective amount of the gift is important to funding the project, of equal importance to us and to GA is achieving 100% parent participation from the Class of 2018 families. We have been blessed by those Senior Fund gifts that came before ours and from which our daughters have benefited—now it is our turn. We are hopeful that you might consider joining us with a gift, knowing that collectively we are both expressing our gratitude to this amazing faculty and creating an enduring legacy for our daughters.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Greenwich Academy, for your thoughtfulness in reflecting upon GA’s influence in shaping the young woman your daughter is today, and for your support of the Class of 2018 Fund for Faculty Housing.