The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foundation of our fundraising efforts at The McGillis School, providing essential resources – resources that support our outstanding faculty, academic programs, hands-on-learning, athletics, and financial aid. We rely on the support of everyone in The McGillis School community. Your gift matters – will you support our students and faculty by making a gift today?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is an Annual Fund Campaign unique to The McGillis School?

No. All independent schools and colleges have long relied on the generosity and loyalty of their communities. Very few independent schools, colleges, or universities have the ability to sustain their school communities with tuition alone.

Why not increase the tuition to cover the costs?

By keeping costs down and tuition affordable, we can reach a broader population creating our unique McGillis Community. Also, a donation to the school is tax-deductible while tuition is not.

Who participates in the Annual Fund?

Everyone in the McGillis community! Parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of The School all come together each year to contribute.

What kinds of gifts do people make?

We receive gifts from $10 to more than $10,000 each year. Everyone chooses an amount that is meaningful for them, and each gift is powerful.

Through the Annual Fund we wish to create a “community of giving”to help The School year by year. Your gift will benefit current students, providing additional resources for in and beyond the classroom. The McGillis School is truly grateful for every gift.

What about my company's matching gift program?

Many companies match gifts to independent schools. To find out if your employer will match your gift to The McGillis School, check with your personnel office. Obtain the proper form and send it to our Advancement Office, along with your gift. Our Advancement Office will secure the matching gift.

You can make a gift online today or donations and pledge payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, and/or through the transfer of stocks and securities. For more information about these and any other creative ways to give, please contact the Advancement Office at 801-583-0094.

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