Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

GFA Annual Fund

The World We Build Together at GFA

Education is an act of world-building. At GFA, we believe our charge is to engage and mentor students in the hard work of shaping their own worlds. We tap into the joy of learning and the wonder of curiosity. We challenge them to dream, embrace new ideas and develop their own, then share them with the world. At every step of the journey, our community rises to meet students where they are and challenge them with new academic, athletic, artistic, and social-emotional benchmarks. Together, we develop minds that are ready for big visions and the successes that await them. Join us in supporting the GFA Annual Fund and the world we build together.

Importance of the GFA Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit every student by supporting academic programs, the arts, athletics, financial aid, and faculty enrichment. Just as all independent schools do, GFA relies on these gifts to support our extensive annual operations.

Your Gift Matters

A robust Annual Fund is instrumental in building a strong foundation for educational excellence. These gifts help our school by ensuring that all students have an experience that is tailored to their individual talents and interests. Your Annual Fund gift can be directed to an area of the school that is most meaningful to your family and your experience.

Building Our Community: Unrestricted Support
Your gift will provide necessary funds to GFA’s area of greatest need, which makes a difference in the lives of all community members.

Building Experiences: Signature Academic Programs
Your gift will provide continuous integration of advanced resources in the classroom, increase learning opportunities, and prepare students to tackle complex challenges in a dynamic, ever-changing world.

Building Creativity: The Arts
Your gift will provide GFA with the resources to support a fine arts curriculum encompassing visual arts, music, and drama, and to facilitate the development of empathy, creative problem-solving, and collaboration among students.

Building Character: Athletics
Your gift will provide opportunities to better train student-athletes, bring in guest coaches, supply equipment, and ultimately ensure that student-athletes are ready, prepared, and at the top of their game.

Building Opportunity: Financial Aid
Your gift will provide financial aid, which allows enrollment for a diverse body of dedicated students with a broad range of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Building Partnerships: Faculty Professional Development
Your gift will provide professional growth opportunities and endowed awards to GFA faculty, enabling Greens Farms to attract, retain, and develop talented teachers.

Building A Division: Lower School / Middle School / Upper School
Your gift will provide resources directly to the division of your choice ensuring that at each stage in the life of the school, students are receiving a robust, cutting-edge experience.

GFA Annual Fund Giving Circles

Founders* $25,000 and above
Head of School* $20,000–$24,999
Fellow* $15,000–$19,999
Scholar* $10,000–$14,999
Benefactor $5,000–$9,999
Patron $2,500–$4,999
Sponsor $1,000–$2,499
Friend $500–$999
Contributor up to $499

*Leadership Giving Levels

Ways to Give

By Check

Checks should be made payable to Greens Farms Academy and mailed to the attention of the Advancement Office.

Credit Card & Online

Credit card donations can be made here. If you would like to make your payment over time, you can arrange a monthly or quarterly recurring gift.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stocks, bonds, or other appreciated securities allow donors to avoid paying capital gains taxes and qualify for a charitable deduction. Please contact Contact Sara Glidden (sglidden@gfacademy.org, 203-256-7555) if you would like to make a gift of securities.

Matching Gifts

By taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program, donors can significantly increase the amount and impact of their gift. Contact Sara Glidden (sglidden@gfacademy.org, 203-256-7555) for more information.

Planned Gifts

An easy and inexpensive way to make a gift to GFA is to make a commitment through your will. Please contact the Christy Ball (cball@gfacademy.org, 203-256-7552) for more information.

Advancement Office

Jennifer Klein
Director of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs

MICHELLE NOE
Associate Director of Advancement, Director of Marketing and Communications

CHRISTY BALL
Associate Director of Advancement, Director of Donor Relations

STOKES CARRIGAN, IV
Director of Annual Giving

ANA HOLWELL
Director of Alumni Relations



FRANCES MOORE
Director of Communications

LINDSAY RUSSO
Creative Director

HANNA DESOUZA
Advancement Coordinator

MEGHAN LALLY
Special Events and Administrative Coordinator