An independent co-ed day school for grades Pre K-12

Annual Giving

What is it? Why give

Annual Giving is a recurring, yearly fundraising effort that runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year and supports the current year's operations. The school relies on these funds to make up the difference between the tuition income and the actual cost of a GFA education. All of the money raised by Annual Giving goes directly toward the current year's operating budget to support and enhance the educational experience for every GFA student. Approximately 7% of the school's annual revenue comes from Annual Giving. As GFA reaches our capacity limit, Annual Giving reduces the pressure to increase tuition. Your annual gift places the school in a solid financial position and provides us with the ability to take advantage of new educational opportunities such as the World Perspectives Program.

Simply put, Annual Giving supports the people and programs that make GFA a transformative experience for our students - dedicated faculty who nurture and challenge each student, small class sizes with an emphasis on individual attention, state-of-the-art technology in all classrooms, and financial support to provide the opportunity for a GFA education to all qualified students.

Your support of Annual Giving demonstrates your deep commitment to our school and to our entire community. Your donation today, benefits every student this year.

Annual Giving Chairs

Rich and Celia Canning

Lower School Class Captains

Leanne Anderson

Jennifer Bargas

Janeen Eckert

Kristen Gunn

Jenny Nelson

Allison Reiling

Tracey Stidolph

Anna Van Orden



Middle School Class Captains

Vani Bettegowda

Paula Callari

Veronica Green

Brenda Jannotta

Laura Lind-Fresne

Julia Magrone

Patty Mallon

Dana McCreesh

Upper School Class Captains

Tyler Duer

Mari Flicker

Julie Gentile

Sally Holzinger

Michele Litt

Sophie Murphy

Deborah Murtaugh

Wendy Nixon

Trish Paliotta

Alex Reynolds

Sarah Ritchey

Candace Wagner



Our Annual Giving Fund
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2017 - 100% Faculty & Staff Participation!

Thank you! 


Giving Circles

Head's Circle $25,000 +
Founder's Circle $20,000 - $24,999
Beachside Circle $15,000 - $19,999
Courtyard Circle $10,000 - $14,999
Orchard Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Garden Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Blue & Red Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Friends Circle

$500 - $999


up to $499


Amount of Class Year or less (e.g $20.15) (Classes of 2000-2015 only)

AG 2017
Participation by Grade

12 78%
11 84%
10 86%
9 91%
8 91%
7 88%
6 95%
5 89%
4 97%
3 97%
2 91%
1 96%
K 93%
PreK 100%

US Average  85%
MS Average  91%
LS Average   94%

Total  90%



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