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Giving to Independent Schools Increases

August 28, 1985 2 min read
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Voluntary giving to independent schools rose between 1982 and 1984, according to the latest joint survey of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Council for Financial Aid to Education. The 451 schools participating in the 1983-84 survey reported gifts totaling $280 million, or an average of $621,000 per school. In the 1982-83 survey, 480 schools reported gifts totaling $276,000.

Among a core group of 371 schools that participated in both surveys, annual support increased by an average of 6.6 percent. The totals represented growth in the proportion of gifts by alumni and other friends (from 70 to 75.5 percent) and a slight decline in the proportion of foundation and corporate donations.

The complete report, Voluntary Support of Education, 1983-84, is available for $20, prepaid, from cfae, 680 Fifth Ave., 8th floor, New York, N.Y. 10019.

The 10 independent schools reporting the highest combined totals of annual and capital giving:

Phillips Academy, Mass.$4,957,000

Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H. 4,613,000

The Culver Academies, Ind. 4,472,000

St. Paul School, N.H. 4,348,000

The Lawrenceville School, N.J. 4,146,000

The Hotchkiss School, Conn. 3,623,000

Choate Rosemary Hall, Conn. 3,505,000

Woodberry Forest School, Va. 3,155,000

The Kiskiminetas Springs School, Pa. 2,889,000

Deerfield Academy, Mass. 2,814,000

The top 10 in corporate support:

The American School, Japan$804,000

The Blake Schools, Minn. 417,000

The Leelanau School, Mich. 313,000

Forsyth Country Day School, N.C. 303,000

Punahou School, Hawaii 283,000

Phillips Academy, Mass. 256,000

Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H. 238,000

The Culver Academies, Ind. 187,000

Choate Rosemary Hall, Conn. 186,000

Marine Military Academy, Tex. 179,000

The top 10 day/boarding schools reporting the highest totals of alumni giving to the annual fund:

Regis High School, N.Y.$482,000

Milton Academy, Mass. 427,000

University High School, Ohio 369,000

Punahou School, Hawaii 366,000

The Baylor School, Tenn. 323,000

The Kinkaid School, Tex. 291,000

The Loomis Chaffee School, Conn. 282,000

The McCallie School, Tenn. 279,000

St. Ignatius High School, Ohio 245,000

University Liggett School, Mich. 242,000

The top 10 boarding/day schools reporting the highest totals of alumni giving to the annual fund:

Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H.$1,397,000

Phillips Academy, Mass. 1,379,000

Deerfield Academy, Mass. 1,057,000

The Hotchkiss School, Conn. 908,000

The Lawrenceville School, N.J. 899,000

Choate Rosemary Hall, Conn. 719,000

The Taft School, Conn. 661,000

The Hill School, Pa. 630,000

Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mass. 629,000

St. Paul’s School, N.H. 562,000

A version of this article appeared in the August 28, 1985 edition of Education Week as Giving to Independent Schools Increases

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