Dear Friends,

Thank you to those of you who joined us for Ancona Day! We were thrilled to celebrate our wonderful community with over 200 Ancona families and friends.

Today, we ask you to support Ancona’s Annual Fund.

Your contributions make Ancona the remarkable place that it is. Your support allows our students to receive an outstanding progressive education in a school whose commitment to diversity and social justice matches the values you have for your family. Your gifts allow us to hire and retain dedicated, compassionate teachers who nurture and inspire our students in a warm, caring environment.

We are very grateful that our parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, former families, friends and neighbors support the Annual Fund every year. Over 300 donors make gifts to Ancona every year.

So, what does the Annual Fund do? Annual Fund gifts are directed to wherever the opportunity is greatest, allowing Ancona to pursue exciting options for learning, to provide financial aid for families who need it, and to give the school the ability to respond to unanticipated needs and challenges. The Annual Fund keeps class sizes low, allows our music, art, library and Spanish programs to thrive, preserves awesome traditions like camps, and protects our commitment to economic diversity.

Last year we broke a record for parent participation with 66% of parents supporting the Annual Fund. And for the first time, we beat the national average for schools our size.

Already this year, 75 of our 194 families have given to the Annual Fund. If 53 more families give, we will match last year’s strong performance. If 80 more families give, we would be able to boast 80% parent participation in the Annual Fund.  When we do that, you’ll hear shouts of joy from me and our teachers from blocks away (not to mention that would put us in the upper echelon of all independent schools and would be an extremely powerful recruitment tool)!

If you are able, we respectfully ask that you consider making a tax-deductible gift of $500 or more to the Annual Fund. If that is not possible for your family, please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund at a level that is comfortable to you. As you can see, participation is key! Click here to give now.

Thank you sincerely,

Ari Frede

Head of School