St. Christopher’s is blessed with generations of generous alumni, parents, and friends who have established endowed funds to support the School. Through these gifts, endowment donors become an integral part of the St. Christopher’s legacy by making the sustainability of the School a priority. Their endowed gifts provide a permanent source of income that positively impacts our students, faculty, and programs for generations to come.
A Strong Endowment Ensures Sustainability
A strong endowment allows St. Christopher’s to plan for the School’s future as well as meet current strategic priorities such as affordability, faculty support, and academic program enhancements that safeguard the excellence of a St. Christopher education for future generations.
Through prudent investment management by the St. Christopher’s School Foundation, our endowment generates permanent income that supports the School’s operating budget and helps to mitigate the need for large tuition increases, therefore maintaining affordability for all families. Increasing St. Christopher’s endowment remains one of the most important financial objectives of the School.
Orchestrating Leadership Campaign
The Orchestrating Leadership campaign was launched with two priorities: $21 million for the Arts Center building construction and its maintenance endowment and $10 million to support the St. Christopher’s endowment. By the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the School successfully completed fundraising and construction of its new magnificent Arts Center at a cost of $16.2 million, significantly under budget. In the School year 2020-2021, our attention turns to endowment, focusing on completing fundraising for the Arts Center maintenance endowment as well as the last $3 million of our $10 million goal to support the St. Christopher’s endowment.