Why Your Philanthropy Matters

ECFS’s world-class progressive education is made possible by the commitment and participation of our community.  We ask all members - parents, alumni, faculty/staff, grandparents, and friends - to help advance the mission of our School with gifts of time, talent, and treasure.   

As with all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating each student. The remaining costs are made up by philanthropic donations to the Orange Fund, ECFS's annual fund,  auxiliary program fees and interest from our institutional investments.

The gap between tuition and operating expenses is about $7,500 per student. If you are able, please contribute to help ECFS close the gap. Every dollar counts and every student benefits from your support! 

See how our community has given their time, talent, and treasure in the Annual Report of Giving.

Below are suggested ways to engage philanthropically and make an impact:

Increase your impact with these programs:

Recurring Gifts: By setting up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis, you can help have a long-reaching impact on a continuous basis. Recurring giving is an easy, automatic way to support ECFS that convenient and customizable. 

Matching gifts are also an easy way to double your impact and count toward your total annual contributions! Ask your company's human resources representative if your gift is eligible. 

Loyal Oaks Society: Donors who give to the Orange Fund consecutively for five or more years are recognized as members of our “Loyal Oaks Society.” The Loyal Oaks Society is a committed core of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends who generously support our beloved institution each and every year through gifts to the Orange Fund. We are deeply grateful for these donors whose steadfast support over five or more consecutive years has served as the foundation for ECFS’s continued growth, ensuring we can provide distinctive and excellent programming for students and professional growth opportunities for faculty who serve and distinguish our school. 

Download your copy of a Guide to Philanthropy at ECFS