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The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences truly is an exceptional place, providing singular experiences and opportunities to our students, teachers, and parent/alumni communities.

The philanthropic support of our community members is essential to our ability to provide these experiences and opportunities. Your gift to The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences advances our mission and supports our efforts to achieve excellence in all that we do. A gift to Gardner is an investment in our children and their futures. 

The Annual Auction is the biggest fundraiser of our school year, raising funds that are essential to our school’s success. Each spring, Gardner parents, friends, faculty and staff enjoy a night out, where they form community and support our school through a silent and live auction, party games, dinner/party sign-up boards, and a special appeal paddle raise that invests in a different school project each year. We invite you to attend our auction, as well as volunteer on the Auction Team to help make this night a smashing success for Gardner!

Run for Music: Gardner certainly is a musical school–and the annual Run for Music fundraiser provides meaningful financial support to our music program and activities. Students run laps around the school campus to raise funds. These funds are used to purchase musical equipment, fund the school musical, provide field trips to local symphony performances, and support annual music events such as Music Night and the Talent Show.

Eudemonia Fund: What is Eudemonia? Eudemonia is an ancient Greek term that today is used to describe a focus on well-being, happiness, and a meaningful, balanced life. Eudemonia connects to two Multiple Intelligences, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal — the ways we connect to others and ourselves.

Gifts to The Eudemonia Fund support our focus on student and faculty community and well-being. Well-being and meaningful relationships are incredibly important to student learning, and nurturing community is essential to Gardner’s focus on the whole child.

Your gift to The Eudemonia Fund supports:

  • Our campus Garden and Wetlands, which provide space for all of our community members to learn, play, volunteer, and even find quiet moments in a natural environment.
  • Classroom resources that enhance our students’ individual and collective enjoyment of their learning and social environments.
  • Student community building programs such as special Community Meeting presentations and Buddies activities.
  • Activities and opportunities that foster community within our staff, such as professional development workshops, education conferences, team-building, and celebrations.  

Donations may be made to The Eudemonia Fund at any time, either on our website or by contacting Sheila Hughes, Director of Business Operations, at 

PTO Fundraisers: Gardner’s Parent Teacher Organization holds fun events throughout the year that also raise money for the PTO Fund. This fund goes toward supporting important projects during the year, including one major gift each year that benefits the school in a lasting and impactful way. Past gifts have included building the stage in the Imagination Playground, wobble stools and alternate seating in the classrooms, a classroom library system and most recently–audio visual recording equipment for events and for student video production.

  • Scholastic Book Fair: A weeklong book sale held in the great room at school during September
  • Harvest Festival: An October festival with games, food, music and more for all Gardner friends and families.
  • Spring Plant Sale: Purchase plants from a local nursery and support the Gardner PTO.
  • Amazon Affiliate: Gardner is an Amazon affiliate, and by entering the Amazon website through our button on the homepage, a portion of your purchases will benefit the PTO.

Ways to Give

Donations may be made through our website or by contacting the Director of Business Operations at  The Gardner School accepts donations by check or credit card; gifts of stock may be made, as well.

The Gardner School benefits greatly from the philanthropy of our donor’s employers, who provide Matching Gifts to our School. We encourage you to see if your employer has a Matching Gift program. This is a wonderful way to maximize your philanthropic support of Gardner.

If you are considering a gift to The Gardner School that does not align with one of our current avenues for giving, please contact the Head of School, who will be happy to learn more about your interest in supporting our School.

Thank you!

The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences is incorporated as a nonprofit organization, governed by a board of trustees. As an independent school, Gardner receives no public funding or religious support.  All gifts to Gardner are tax-deductible as allowable by law. The school will send a receipt acknowledging your gift. It is advisable to keep your giving receipts for tax purposes.


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