Giving Tuesday

The annual United Friends Fund campaign creates the opportunity for everyone – our Board members, faculty and staff members, current parents, alumni, alumni parents, and many others – to help raise the barn that houses each school year’s work, learning, and growth. Thank you for considering a gift that helps us thrive and helps our students reach their full potential as learners, leaders, and catalysts for change.

 

The United Friends Fund

Philanthropy is an essential part of the lifeblood that sustains United Friends School and helps our students grow. We have renamed our most important fund “The United Friends Fund”! Every dollar of school designated (unrestricted) gifts helps pay for everything that goes into a UFS education, every day. Your gift, at a level that feels good for you (gifts to UFS start at $1), has a direct impact our students’ experiences throughout the class year. The flexibility of an unrestricted gift also help us provide tuition assistance to 61% of our families, a commitment rooted in our Quaker testimonies of equality and community.

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Donor Designated Annual Giving

Donors may also choose to designate their annual giving support in addition to making unrestricted gifts that allow us to use the funds where they are needed most. Of these, the most impactful are gifts to help fund our tuition assistance program. We are proud of the $500,000 we provide to our families but the vast majority of this assistance is unfunded. Tax-wise gifts to the Friends Collaborative Scholarship program (for which $300 can leverage $3,000 in tuition assistance funding) or scholarship gifts made directly to the school helps us maintain this extraordinary commitment to our community’s economic diversity.

Other kinds of designated annual support include gifts that fund various unbudgeted projects or initiatives, participation in community events that include fundraising, and gifts in kind. Our Spring Benefit is a terrific example of how all giving can be centered in rallying the community around gathering resources for our students and faculty.

Ways to Give

The first type of ways to give centers around the different types of transactions with which you can make a gift of any kind. These include:

  • Check (please sign, date, and indicate your gifts’ purpose on the memo line);
  • Cash (please make sure that cash is not apparent in envelope);
  • Bank ACH/Wire (please contact the Director of Development prior to making transaction);
  • Gifts of stock, bonds, and other types of securities (tax breaks on appreciated securities can be significant);
  • Estate and planned gifts (please contact the Director of Development about bequests, trusts, annuities and other types of tax-wise gifts, which help build our long-term financial health).