The Parkside School receives generous financial support that each year makes it possible for us to offer individualized curriculum for each child while maintaining our commitment to a diverse socio-economic student body. We are proud to announce that 100% of our current families supported the Parkside 2014-15 Annual Fund Campaign.
The Annual Fund —
You MAke a Difference
Giving to the Annual Fund makes everything at Parkside possible. Your gifts to the Annual Fund support the ability for every classroom to have two full-time teachers; they support our art, music and drama programs; they allow us to offer yoga to our students; they enable us to house occupational therapy and speech therapy services under one roof; they enhance our library collections; they allow Parkside to remain a state-funded, tuition-free school. Parkside is proud of the commitment demonstrated each year by so many current families, alumni families, grandparents and friends through gifts to Parkside’s Annual Fund.
Since our founding, the cost of providing a Parkside education has exceeded our tuition revenue received from the State of New York. Because we believe all of the services offered by Parkside are essential to your child’s curriculum, we are steadfast in our decision not to cut any of our programs due to lack of state funding. The current gap between Parkside’s state funding and the actual cost of a Parkside education is $18,000 per student, and the gap continues to grow every year as the cost of education continues to rise. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide the unrestricted dollars that Parkside needs to balance its budget and cover the difference between state funding and the cost of an actual Parkside education.
Gifts to Parkside’s Annual Fund support help maintain:
A low student/faculty ratio (5:1)
Individually designed interdisciplinary curriculum for students
A team of qualified professionals working with each student.
Participation in Parkside’s Annual Fund is an important piece of each family’s Parkside experience. We ask everyone in the Parkside community to consider a gift to Parkside’s Annual Fund, regardless of size, as each gift combined makes a great difference. Our annual goal is to have 100% participation from our families; as this is a key feature reviewed by corporations and foundations when considering a grant to Parkside.
Our goal for the 2015-2016 Parkside Annual Fund is $1,500,000 and 100% participation from our families! Parkside’s fiscal year ends June 30 each year. Please be as generous as you can – your donation is of critical importance to the School and your children.
Founders Circle ($100,000+)
1986 Society ($50,000+)
Leadership Circle ($25,000+)
Tuition Gap Funder ($18,000+)
Next Decade Benefactor ($12,000+)
Education Sponsor ($5,000+)
Classroom Patron ($1,000+)
Circle of Friends ($500+)
Arts Supporter ($250+)
Program Funder (gifts up to $249)
Whether you’re a grateful alumnus, thankful parent, or caring community member who believes in our mission, we depend on your support to meet our day-to-day operational needs and continue our mission of serving the whole child by offering a thoughtfully designed, comprehensive array of academic and support services.
QUESTIONS ABOUT GIVING
Please feel free to contact the Development Office with any questions that you may have at (212) 721-8888 ext. 153.
You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts of CAsh
Personal checks and credit card payments are two of the most popular ways to make a gift to The Parkside School. To pay by check, simply mail your donation to The Parkside School (make checks payable to The Parkside School), c/o the Development Office. To pay by credit card (visa, mastercard and american express), please complete our easy online form, or contact the Development Office to place your gift over the phone.
GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Gifts of securities provide very attractive tax advantages: capital gains taxes are avoided and the full market value of the stock can be tax-deductible. If you are interested in making a gift of stock and would like to receive instructions on transferring securities, contact Parkside’s Development Office today or you may communicate directly with our broker:
Michael C. Sasso
M.J. Whitman LLC
622 Third Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10017
(t) 212-888-6459 or (f) 212-888-6016
Corporate Matching Gifts
Would you like to double your gift? Many corporations will match employees’ gifts or their spouses’ gifts to their schools. For example, if you donate $5,000 to The Parkside School, your employer may be willing to match your generosity and you will be credited with a $10,000 gift to the Annual Fund. Contact your human resources department to learn about your company’s matching gift policies and procedures; and please feel free to contact the Development Department at Parkside to assist with any forms or to supply required information. Please note that our tax ID number is: 13-3404530.
Ensure a lasting legacy by including The Parkside School in your estate plans. You can remember Parkside in your will, living trust, or by making a planned gift. Planned gifts may allow you to make a larger gift to Parkside than you thought possible in addition to enjoying these potential results, among others:
Reduced income taxes
Reduced or eliminated capital gains taxes
Reduced or eliminated estate taxes
Contact our Development Office to speak with us
about your planned giving options