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What is the Annual Fund?

The Hopkins Annual Fund is the School’s yearly campaign supporting the entire Hopkins experience.  Annual gifts help to fund academics, arts, athletics, faculty support, financial aid and technology that tuition alone cannot afford. Annual Giving is the true lifeblood of the School, with an immediate and direct impact on the lives of today’s students.

Choose the Area that matters most to you:

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  • Academics

    Everything needed to foster a rigorous learning environment, one where students develop the work habits and intellectual curiosity of scholars.
  • Arts

    Creative pursuits where students learn by making and performing—tapping new avenues for expression and understanding.
  • Athletics

    Team and individual sports where students learn the lessons of teamwork, self-discipline, sacrifice, leadership, physical fitness and fair play.
  • Faculty Support

    Continuing learning opportunities for our talented teachers—knowledge that enriches the students in their classrooms.
  • Financial Aid

    Keeping Hopkins’ doors open to the most promising students.
  • Technology

    The most up-to-date tools to enhance teaching and learning, from student-designed apps to the Malone Schools Online Network.
  • Where the Need is Greatest

    Flexible support that Hopkins can put right to work where it’s needed most.

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  • Participation - Why it matters

    All gifts, whether $25 or $25,000 are vital as Hopkins continues its 357 year tradition of providing an exceptional education to today's students. Participating at any level is a vote of confidence in the mission, faculty and administration. Last year 21% of alumni/ae and 82% of parents supported the school with a tax deductible gift. There is no better way to show your loyalty to Hopkins than with a gift to the Annual Fund.

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  • Why Give?

    Your investment will help students reach their full potential and go on to make a real difference in their communities and the world.
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  • Q: How do I make a gift?

    Gifts at all levels are needed, meaningful, and appreciated.
    The following are all the ways in which you can make a gift:

    Credit Card
    Use our online giving form to contribute quickly and securely to Hopkins, or call Carol Brouillette at (203) 397-1001 ext. 421 to give us your credit card number over the phone.

    Make your check payable to Hopkins School and mail it to the Alumni/ae and Development Office, Hopkins School, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515

    Stocks, Bonds or Securities
    To learn more about transferring stocks, bonds or securities read the instructions here or contact Jedd Whitlock, Director of Development (203) 387-6093.

    Matching Gifts
    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. That could double or triple your gift to Hopkins. Companies use various methods by which employees can request matching gifts – online forms, automated phone systems or paper forms completed by the charitable cause.  To find out if your company has a matching gift program, click here.

    Wire Transfer
    Please contact Jedd Whitlock, (203) 387-6093, Director of Development for instructions.

    Charitable Trust or Planned Gift
    To learn more about The Edward Hopkins Bequest Society or a gift of a trust or annuity please visit our online planned giving page and contact Deena Mack (203) 397-1001 ext. 424, Senior Development Officer.
  • Q: Can I choose where my gift goes?

    Yes–while the Annual Fund helps literally every aspect of Hopkins, you can designate your gift to the area (or areas) that mean the most to you.  Our Annual Fund is designed to allow you to choose between Academics, Arts, Athletics, Faculty Support, Financial Aid, or Technology…you can also select Area of Greatest Need and trust that your gift will be applied to the budget that needs support at the time you contribute.
  • Q: What does the Annual Fund do?

    The Annual Fund is the School’s yearly campaign supporting the entire Hopkins experience. Your Annual Fund gift can be designated to the area that means the most to you.  The Annual Fund, along with the endowment, helps to fund the 18% of the budget that is not covered by tuition dollars.
  • Q: What is considered leadership giving and why does it matter?

    Hopkins has several recognition levels to show our appreciation for those leadership gifts that help to set the tone that drives the success of the Annual Fund.  While all gifts are incredibly important to the School, last year 87% of all monies raised in the Annual Fund came from leadership gifts.
    The recognition levels are as follows:
    Head of School Circle
    $50,000 and above
    Walter Camp 1876 Associates
    Day Prospect Hill Associates
    Charles Ives 1894 Associates
    George Lovell Associates
    Helen Barton Associates
    Founder’s Circle
    If you are able to support Hopkins at one of these levels, we thank you for your generosity and look forward to appreciating you in person at a leadership celebration event in the late Fall.      
    • What is the Annual Fund?

      Parent Debra Seiter Talks about the Annual Fund

    • Senior Parent Fund

      Parent Bob Davis Talks about the Senior Parent Fund