Support K-F

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 Annual 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 email:

How to Donate

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Mail a Check

    The easiest way to make a tax-deductible gift is to write a check to
    The Kew-Forest School and mail it to:

    The Kew-Forest School
    Office of Advancement
    119-17 Union Turnpike
    Forest Hills, New York 11375
  • 2. Donate Online

    To make your gift by credit card, access our online donation form via LGL, which links to a secure online payment system.

  • 3. Apply for a Matching Gift

    Make your donation go even further by asking your human resources department about your company's Matching Gifts program. Many companies will match or even double your donation, which means the impact of your gift is also doubled! 
  • 4. Donate Appreciated Securities

    Another tax-smart way of giving is to make a donation of appreciated, publicly traded securities that have been held for one year or more. You will receive a charitable deduction—based on the current value of the securities—without incurring any capital gains tax. (If you sell the securities yourself, to make a cash donation, you will first have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation.) For more instructions on how to make a stock transfer, call Jeanne K. Murphy at (718) 268-4667 ext. 114 or email her at

The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4667
The oldest independent school in the borough of Queens, The Kew-Forest School is an independent co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade 12.