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2023-2024 Support Annual Giving
Annual Giving is Poly’s fundraising priority that begins in September each year and ends on June 30, the conclusion of our fiscal year. Annual Giving is essential. Tuition and other income alone do not fully cover the cost of a Poly education. Annual Giving supports everything that makes Poly a vibrant, exciting, and productive place to be. It also allows us to make your child’s school experience even better.
Poly Prep is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all we do by seeking to “always reach beyond our grasp,” * to explore our individual and collective potential.
Funds our acclaimed arts programs, allowing students to engage deeply with the joys and challenges of the artistic process.
Fuels our athletic teams and provide students exceptional opportunities to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Supports professional development for faculty which elevates teaching and learning in our Poly classrooms.
Financial aid is critical to Poly Prep’s mission, providing access to families who would not otherwise be able to afford tuition.
Our robust health and well-being program is one of the many Poly programs made possible by Annual Giving.
At Poly Prep, we believe that anti-racism is an essential component and pre-condition of academic excellence.
Annual Giving tends to the beauty and maintenance of Poly’s two historic campuses.
Poly is our home. We cherish the relationships we have created as alumni, educators, and now as Poly parents. We believe in Poly, an institution which creates a welcoming and diverse learning space for our students.PETER SOTO ‘01 AND ELIZABETH (BETTE) SOTO P‘31
There’s no better gift to give a child through a grandchild than the gift of a fine education like the one they receive at Poly.BRIAN AND DIANE LEYDEN WITH JACK POTTER (GRANDCHILD)
We are grateful to Poly and how it prepared Travis and Kameron for college, but most importantly, for life. We are proud to have made a gift to the school that continues to mean so much to our family.RENRICK HUTCHINSON AND JENNIFER STEWART P’11, P’13
It has been an honor and a pleasure to have had the chance to be a part of the Poly family for 42 years. . . I believe in the school and its mission and want to give back to help keep it strong for the future.MARIE CORKHILL
Engaging our Poly community is critical to making our Annual Giving goals a reality. You have the power to play a significant role in our campaign by attending events, gathering with fellow alumni or parents around the world, or giving your time and expertise through one of our many volunteer opportunities.
Interested in finding out how you can help? Please contact Aferdita Hakaj, Director of Annual Giving, at (718) 663-6033 or email her directly.Learn More
Annual Giving is Poly’s fundraising priority. This yearly initiative is essential to the school’s financial well-being, making excellence possible across all programs. Annual Giving helps ensure the funding needed beyond tuition for the exceptional people and programs that define Poly’s outstanding educational experience.
Annual Giving receives support from the entire Poly community—parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, friends, foundations, and matching gifts companies.
Families who give $3,500 or more are invited to the Tower Society Reception with the Head of School. Donors at the $10,000 level and above are invited to a special Leadership Reception.
Tuition represents 89.7% of the school’s income. Annual Giving provides some of the funding needed beyond tuition for the exceptional people and programs that define Poly’s outstanding educational experience. Like all independent schools, Poly relies on the generosity of its community to fully fund the operating costs of the school.
Yes! Annual Giving supports the school’s operating budget, of which $12 million is allocated for financial aid this year. The school could not offer this level of assistance without Annual Giving.
We are dependent on the support of the entire Poly community to reach our goal. The involvement of every family demonstrates a belief in Poly’s mission and dedication to the success of the school. This tradition of philanthropic giving by generations of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends has helped maintain Poly’s high standards and kept it financially sound.
Poly is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization under the Federal IRS code. All contributions to Annual Giving are tax deductible.
We hope every family will make Poly a philanthropic priority and contribute as generously as possible. Annual Giving gifts range from $5 to $50,000 and above. Every gift brings us closer to our goal.
Giving early in the school year allows Poly to put the contributions to immediate use. Please consider making your gift to Annual Giving today.
We hope every member of the Poly community will participate in Annual Giving, including families receiving financial aid. Your gift—regardless of size—tells Poly that you are a proud member of the community who supports the school’s mission and the Poly experience.