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 at The Heathman Lodge 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:
Donations may be made to The Eudemonia Fund at any time, either on our website or by contacting Scott Kerman, Head of School, at email@example.com. Once a year, on Giving Tuesday (this year on November 27, 2018), we ask our supporters to join together in celebration of our school by making a donation to The Eudemonia Fund.
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.
Donations may bemade through our website or by contacting the Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.