The bold vision and exciting progress of Carlthorp School are possible because of the support of a community with strong philanthropic roots dating back 80 years. Our strength has always relied on our tradition of teamwork and generosity, and we hope to continue that cherished tradition with this year’s Annual Fund.
Annual Fund dollars allow us to maintain the standard of excellence in our programs that is a hallmark of a Carlthorp education. The Annual Fund is our school’s primary fundraising effort, and second only to tuition, is the most vital component of our operating budget. Simply put, it allows us to bridge the gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost of a Carlthorp School education.
While continuing to operate on a balanced budget, Carlthorp School seeks to provide enhancements that cannot be funded by tuition income alone. While tuition dollars cover approximately 80% of the cost of a Carlthorp School education, the remainder is made up through tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund and other charitable contributions. Our goal is to keep tuition affordable and at the same time complement our program through Annual Fund contributions. These contributions will keep Carlthorp School on the cutting edge of education and technology.