Parents Fund & Committee
As part of Annual Giving, the Parents Fund makes a critically important impact on the success of the Annual Giving Program with more the 99 percent of Bishop's current families participating. Parent donations represent 77 percent of the total dollars raised. The School relies on Annual Giving donations for eight percent of the budget, a shortfall of approximately $2,000 per student. Unrestricted gifts to Annual Giving play a critical role in filling this budget gap.
Through their children, Bishop's parents experience the remarkable breadth of a Bishop's education. In addition to a strong academic foundation, their children benefit from a wide array of athletic, artistic and extracurricular activities. At the core of the School is the exceptionally talented and caring faculty whose focus is on the education of the "whole child" and encourages each student to strive to be the best they can be.
The strength of its academic program puts the School in the top tier of independent secondary schools nationally. Bishop’s has achieved its excellence with the help of the extraordinary generosity of parents who donate hundreds of volunteer hours and make financial contributions to the Parents Fund. Sustaining excellence in the next century and beyond will be dependent upon continuing and growing this culture of support.
It's not the size of the gift that is most important; it's a willingness to make a donation each year.