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Opportunities for Giving

Annual Fund

Tuition covers approximately 81% of the actual cost of educating a child at Media-Providence Friends School, leaving the balance to be met through other revenue sources. The most significant of these is the Annual Fund. This Fund provides essential unrestricted revenue that directly impacts daily life here at school. Specifically, donations help to fund competitive teacher salaries and benefits, professional development, need-based financial aid, computer equipment, classroom supplies, arts programs, Spanish language instruction and much more.

The Annual Fund is conducted during the school’s current fiscal year, runing from July 1 – June 30. A pledge or gift may be made at anytime. Gifts made on or before December 31 are eligible to be claimed as a current year tax deduction.

Spring Auction

With the help of many dedicated parents, faculty and staff, the school hosts an Annual Auction each Spring to raise funds and help build community. Supporters can donate items or services to be auctioned, help with class projects, underwrite ads in the auction program, as well as attend and participate in the auction itself.

Endowment Funds

Building a strong and growing endowment is essential to Media-Providence Friends School’s long-term financial health. Because endowment contributions remain intact in perpetuity -- only income from their investment may be utilized -- they support our mission today and into the future. MPFS’ endowment provides support for financial aid, faculty compensation and professional development, technology and facilities for generations to come.

Planned Giving

Bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts and other planned giving arrangements are vital to the School’s work and future. In 2006 Media-Providence Friends School established the “1876 Society”, named after the year Friends was established, to recognize those in our community who have included the School in their estate plans. Comprised of past and present trustees, parents, alumni, faculty and grandparents, its members share a deep regard for the work we do here for children in their formative years.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a member of the 1876 Society. Please let us know if you have named MPFS beneficiary of a deferred gift or if you would like more information.
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