Endowed & Major Gifts

Greenwich Academy depends on major gifts to help build its endowment and to support specific capital projects and needs of the school.  The Academy is grateful for the tremendous generosity of all members of its community who, in addition to supporting the school through Annual Giving, have made significant contributions to the long-term strength of the institution through endowment and capital gifts.

“We have always considered the teachers at GA as jewelers. We send our rough diamonds to you and you cut many unique facets and polish them with confidence and clarity in their hearts.”  Current GA Parent 

Signature Programs
GA continues to move forward with fueling its endowment to fund groundbreaking programmatic opportunities that inspire its students and faculty as 21st century leaders.  Signature programs in STEAM include the new Engineering and Design Lab and computer science program, STEM Interest Group, research and lab placements; networks and partnerships such as GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM), internships and independent studies, GOA (Global Online Academy), CSBGL (Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ lives), No. 3 Girls’ School in Shanghai sister-school relationship; and global citizenship through expedition courses, speakers series, travel and exchange programs.     

Endowment Growth
As of June 30, 2017, Greenwich Academy has an endowment of $102.6 million. GA's net endowment has risen from $20.7 million in recent years to $78.3 million.

In order for the Academy to stay true to its mission, to be at the forefront of the newest advances in education, to attract and retain the very best faculty, to have an inclusive and diverse community, to develop and maintain an innovative learning environment through its facilities, to remain competitive among comparable schools, and to provide security for its future, it is imperative that the growth of the school's endowment continue to be a priority. 

Established Endowed Funds
Endowed Funds augment the school’s general endowment and strengthen the school's overall financial condition. The income from these funds is used for specific purposes to support academic programs, scholarships, diversity initiatives, faculty development, and technology.

  • Faculty Funds include funds to support professional development, fellowship and mentorship programs and sabbatical and teaching Chair opportunities.

  • Program Funds include department-specific funding and lecture series.

  • Scholarship Funds provide financial assistance to qualified students with demonstrated need.

  • Technology Funds are designated toward technology advancement opportunities for both students and faculty.

The Campaign for the Future

Thanks to the support of many, GA successfully completed a community-wide $60 million endowment campaign in June 2014. Addressing priorities outlined in the school's strategic plan, The Campaign for the Future helped bolster the endowment while advancing 21-century programming that promotes community, character, leadership, achievement, and global perspectives.

Scholarship Breakfast 2017

"I guess you could say that in some small way, I’m constantly working to make women in the industry feel like I felt during my six years at this school. I want them to feel like they’re important, like they’re heard and like they matter. I want them to feel like they can share their thoughts and ideas without judgment or repercussion. Like they can be the best version of themselves. It’s the greatest gift this school gave me, and it’s a gift I hope you’ll continue to give many other promising young women for generations to come."

Fritzie Andrade '99

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