Annual Giving Fund

The Annual Giving Fund is dedicated to retaining, attracting and supporting the superior faculty of Eagle Hill School. The success of The Annual Giving Fund provides continuity of faculty, the cornerstone to the educational achievement of each child at Eagle Hill. Our faculty develops close, meaningful relationships with the students, and the key to fostering and sustaining those relationships is faculty retention.

In November of 2004, the Eagle Hill School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to implement a compensation initiative that was developed after two years of research and design. The new compensation plan is comprehensive, competitive, and transparent – allowing Eagle Hill School faculty and staff members to live a life of middle class dignity, and to plan for a comfortable retirement. As such, all proceeds from The Annual Giving Fund are dedicated to support the faculty compensation initiative.

Over the last ten years The Annual Giving Fund has grown tremendously. The 2016-2017 campaign yielded funds in excess of $700,000. Of particular note was the level of commitment from the entire Eagle Hill community: 100% Faculty Participation - for the ninth year in a row! (unheard of in the independent school world!).
  • 100% Board of Trustees Participation (true leadership!). 
  • 100% Parent Advisory Board Participation (true leadership!). 
  • 68% Current Parent Participation (truly outstanding!).
  • The generous participation and unyielding support of current students, alumni, alumni families, corporations, foundations, and friends of Eagle Hill School (greatly appreciated!). 
You can make a gift to The Annual Giving Fund by clicking on the Give Online icon on the right side of this page.

FAQS

What does the Annual Giving Fund support?
All gifts to the Annual Giving Fund are earmarked toward funding the faculty compensation initiative. By continuing to strengthen our compensation and benefits, we show the faculty that their excellence as educators is making a difference in the lives of children. Most importantly, by offering competitive salaries and benefits, we can continue to support, attract, and retain the most talented leaders in the field of education.
 
Why is it needed?
100% of the proceeds raised for the Annual Giving Fund go directly to support the faculty through the school’s comprehensive faculty compensation initiative. In November of 2004, the Eagle Hill School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to implement a compensation initiative that was developed after two years of research and design. The compensation plan is comprehensive, competitive, and transparent – allowing Eagle Hill School faculty and staff members to live a life of middle class dignity and to plan for a comfortable retirement.

How does it impact my child?
A successful Annual Giving Fund provides continuity of faculty, the corner-stone to the educational achievement of each child at Eagle Hill School. The EHS faculty develops close, meaningful relationships with the students, and the key to fostering and sustaining those relationships is faculty retention. By supporting the Annual Giving Fund, our extraordinary faculty will be honored and compensated for their amazing commitment and work.

What is our goal?
The overall goal for the 2016-2017 Annual Giving Fund is $695,138. In order to reach this goal, we have set a target of 85% current parent participation for this year.

How much should I give?
Individual Annual Giving Fund gifts range from $25-$50,000. The average gift from a parent is $2,500. At Eagle Hill we believe that if every family makes as generous a gift they can in keeping with their personal circumstances, then as a community we will reach our goals both monetarily and in participation.

What are the dates for fund?
The Annual Giving Fund runs from July 1 to June 30. 
    • Annual Giving Fund
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P.O. Box 116
242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037
Phone: 413.477.6000
Fax: 413.477.6837

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