Annual Giving Campaign
What is the Annual Giving Campaign and how does it differ from other fundraisers at The Prentice School?

Gifts to The Prentice School’s Annual Giving Campaign help support operational expenses, as well as academic and enrichment programs throughout our school. In addition, donations extend to our scholarship fund, which assists those children who otherwise might not be able to attend Prentice. As an independent nonprofit school, Prentice relies primarily on tuition and proceeds from fundraising to cover operating expenses. Tuition alone does not cover our operating budget; in fact it only covers 90%. Your contributions fill in the 10% gap. We strive to minimize our tuition increases to support our commitment to a diverse student community.

This Year’s Annual Giving Campaign: The Goal

Our annual goal is to engage new donors and to reach 100% participation from our Prentice families, Board of Directors, and faculty and staff.

What Does the Annual Giving Campaign Fund?

Contributions support the long-term growth of our school and enable us to invest in new technologies, support our curriculum, offer scholarships, and provide professional development for our faculty. All contributions to the Annual Giving Campaign are tax-deductible and accepted all year long.

There’s No Such Thing as a Small Gift

A gift of any size makes an impact and helps us reach our goal of 100% participation. Your gift demonstrates your commitment to and confidence in The Prentice School.

Your Foresight and Generosity
Are the Keys to the Prentice Future

As a nonprofit, The Prentice School benefits from the generosity of current and former parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, major donors and friends who embrace and support our mission.

In order to strengthen our robust academic and enrichment programs, we must bridge the gap between tuition and the rising cost of educating each student. Every dollar you donate makes a difference in our ability to serve more students and embrace new opportunities.

Ways to give
Most donors find that a personal check, payable to "The Prentice School," is the easiest way to make a gift.
Paying by credit card provides several potential benefits, including paying over a period of time and earning airline miles! (Discover, Visa and MasterCard)
For those who would like to pledge a dollar amount and then make scheduled payments by checks or credit card. You may pledge monthly, quarterly or annually (a maximum of five years) by check or credit card.
Many corporations agree to match the personal charitable donations of their employees with an equal or greater corporate contribution. Businesses also often match donations made by spouses or retirees from the company.
Giving gifts of stocks or securities can be an advantageous tax choice. When making a gift of appreciated securities, you may receive a charitable deduction for the value of the gift and save on the capital gains tax.
You may make tuition payments on behalf of another person, such as a grandchild or friend.
A number of planned gift vehicles exist for donors. Some of these include gifts of life insurance, bequests and real estate.
Donations of technology, equipment, furniture and other items in good condition for use at the school are welcome. Please discuss these options with your tax advisor. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Other Ways to give
Shop on Amazon Smile ( and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Prentice! The specific link to support our school can be found here: Prentice School Amazon Smile Link
Help The Prentice School every time you shop for groceries! Simply go to and click on Enroll Now. Our non-profit organization number (NPO) is 81577. Sign up with your 13-digit Club Card number (located on the back of your card). If you use your phone number at the register instead of your card, please call (800) 443-4438 to get your Club Card number.
5% Back to Schools Program. It's easy! Each time you buy qualifying student school supplies, identify The Prentice School using our I.D. number,70014762, and Prentice will be awarded 5% of the purchases in credits the school can use for free supplies! When shopping online (, type our I.D. number into the "Comment" box.
Looking for an easy way to give back to Prentice? Go shopping! But first, sign up at and every time you shop at one of the over 680 name-brand stores in the Mall, Prentice will receive donations of up to 26% of each purchase you make, at no cost to you!