Annual Giving

What is the Hopkins Fund?

Your gift strengthens everything that makes Hopkins exceptional: a transformative academic experienceneed-based financial aidartsathletics, and so much more

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  • Why your participation matters

    The Hopkins Fund provides nearly five percent of the School's operating budget not covered by endowment income and tuition. Your participation ensures our continued success as a learning community and inspires others to join you in this community-wide effort.

    All gifts, regardless of size, are vital as Hopkins continues its more than 360 year tradition of providing an exceptional education to today's students. Your participation is an affirmation of the School's mission and its culture of academic excellence.

    As you consider your support of Hopkins School, you have the ability to direct your contribution to the area that means the most to you.

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.
  • Fund for Social Justice

    This fund provides annual grants to projects in four broad categories: student research, activism and internships, campus-wide events and speakers, and long-term programs with community partners.
  • Pathfinder

    Pathfinder is a fun, challenging after-school & summer program that prepares high-achieving 5th–8th graders from New Haven Public Schools to dream, learn, and succeed.
    Pathfinder is a fun, challenging after-school & summer program that prepares high-achieving 5th–8th graders from New Haven Public Schools to dream, learn, and succeed.
  • 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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  • What is the Hopkins Fund?

    The Hopkins Fund is the School’s yearly campaign supporting the entire Hopkins experience. Gifts to The Hopkins Fund are the true lifeblood of the School, helping to provide a transformative academic experience that inspires our students to think creatively and nurtures the development of character essential to leading a rich and purposeful life.

    Thank you for investing in Hopkins and in the lifelong success of our students!
  • Can I choose where my gift goes?

    Yes – while The Hopkins Fund supports every aspect of the Hopkins experience, you can designate your gift to the area (or areas) that mean the most to you. When making a gift to The Hopkins Fund, you can choose to direct your gift to Academics, Arts, Athletics, Faculty Support, Financial Aid, Fund for Social Justice, Pathfinder, Technology, or the Area of Greatest Need. 
  • Doesn't tuition cover these items?

    The Hopkins Fund, along with endowment income, helps to fund nearly 20 percent of the budget not covered by tuition. Your contribution is a vital component in the financial health of the School.
  • How do I make a gift?

    You can make an online gift to Hopkins today. For more options, please visit the “Ways to Give” section.
  • What is leadership giving and why does it matter?

    Leadership support helps secure Hopkins as a leading academic institution in the country. Built on a long standing tradition of philanthropy, these contributions allow for the School to offer over $6 million in financial assistance to today's students, and ensures our ability to attract and retain talented and diverse faculty. 

    Advancing Hopkins' academic, artistic, and athletics programs is a valuable and worthy cause. Your investment in Hopkins' students is one of the best investments you can make in the future.

    Elizabeth Lewis Day Society
    $100,000 and above

    Head of School Circle
    Walter Camp 1876 Associates
    Day Prospect Hill Associates
    Charles Ives 1894 Associates
    George Lovell Associates
    Helen Barton Associates
    Founder’s Circle

    Friends of Hopkins

    Young Alumni Leaders
    1660 Club (College): $166
    5th Reunion: $300
    10th Reunion: $500
    15th Reunion: $1,000

    Leadership gifts are recognized annually based on contributions received during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
  • What if I can't make a leadership gift?

    That’s okay! Participating at any level is a vote of confidence in the mission of the School, faculty and administration. Each year, more than 2,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends support the School with a tax deductible gift.
  • Can I match my gift?

    Many companies will match your contribution as an employee/spouse, thereby doubling your gift. Please visit the "Matching Gifts" section to see if your company offers a matching gift program.
  • What if I need more information?

    Please contact Charlie Rich, Associate Director, Annual & Reunion Giving, with any other questions.
    Phone: (203) 397-1001 x460
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