An unmistakable spirit of generosity infuses The Kew-Forest School. The commitment of our entire community, past and present, to the financial strength of Kew-Forest helps to make us the dynamic school we are today, grounded in a rich tradition of extraordinary teaching and learning. Through the Ad Summum Fund, the bedrock of our fundraising each and every year, as well as Endowed Scholarships, and Planned Gifts, our steadfast supporters advance the mission of Kew-Forest and support the vision for moving this great institution forward. We salute the many alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends who share a deep commitment and love for Kew-Forest. The following describes several ways that you can contribute your support.
Ad Summum Fund
As with most independent schools, tuition at Kew-Forest does not fully cover the cost of the education provided. The generosity of donors supporting the Ad Summum Fund (Ad Summum is Latin for “to the top”) bolsters our success and is a true reflection of the caring spirit that defines our school. We invite you to join this vibrant community of supporters. Beyond the very important dollars the Fund raises each and every year, your participation in the Ad Summum Fund reflects the strength of our community, and our shared commitment to our students. All Ad Summum donors are acknowledged for their annual cumulative giving, published in Kew-Forest’s Annual Report, in print and online.
The Kew-Forest Scholars Circle
This select group of donors have made a minimum four-year commitment to provide tuition assistance to a deserving Kew-Forest student. Kew-Forest is committed to providing access to quality education for families who otherwise would not be able to afford tuition, and to awarding scholarships for our top-performing students. Whether need- or merit-based, scholarship recipients add a richness of perspective, experience, intellect, and socioeconomic diversity that enhances the overall health and vitality of Kew-Forest. Named scholarship opportunities are available with a four-year commitment of a minimum $5,000 tax-deductible contribution each year. The scholarship may be in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor. You will receive an annual update from the scholarship recipient and have the opportunity to meet them in person. With a one-time donation of $100,000 or more, your scholarship will be established as permanently endowed and awarded in perpetuity. Unless anonymity is requested, all scholarship sponsors will be recognized as members of The Kew-Forest Scholars Circle, published in the Annual Report, in print and online.
The 1918 Society
You can make a lasting contribution to future generations by designating The Kew-Forest School as a beneficiary of your estate plan through a bequest, charitable trust, retirement plan or insurance policy. By doing this, you have the opportunity to make a significant gift to Kew-Forest— while also providing tax benefits for yourself and your family. All donors that notify the School that they have arranged for a planned gift will be invited to join The 1918 Society. The 1918 Society recognizes individuals and families who choose to provide for the future of the School by including Kew-Forest in their estate plans. Society members play an essential role in sustaining Kew-Forest’s continued financial health and tradition of academic excellence. Members of The 1918 Society will be listed each year in Kew-Forest’s Annual Report and will be invited to a special reception with the Head of School each spring.
Your charitable gift to The Kew-Forest School is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please discuss your intended estate plan and/or annual giving with a tax professional to confirm the allowable deduction. For more information about charitable giving at The Kew-Forest School, please contact: Jeanne K. Murphy, Director of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: (718) 551-3114.