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Supporting Independence

We are grateful that you have considered giving to The Independence School! Philanthropic support from our community is what allows the school to provide an exceptional educational experience with unique programs, top-notch faculty and innovative curriculum. This type of educational experience extends beyond the reach of our tuition rates.

We believe in the concept of giving back, and it’s something we want to teach our kids. We donate our time and invest in causes we know are important – and Independence is one of them. We believe in the philosophy of the school, we want to see it grow and succeed, and we want to support it in whatever way we can.

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Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund directly impact every student in every grade and is used for the areas of greatest need at our school. Annual Fund gifts are given to the areas of greatest need at our school, including faculty support, tuition assistance, facility maintenance, and programs like athletics, the library, technology education, and the visual and performing arts.

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Endowed Funds

Learn how capital and endowment gifts can provide a stable and flexible financial foundation upon which Independence can flourish. Donors are welcome to give endowed gifts for specific purposes like creating scholarships, supporting teacher development, starting new programs, or supporting the maintenance of campus resources.

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Capital Campaign

Learn more about the projects supported by the recently-completed Foundation for the Future Campaign, which surpassed our goal of $3 million. Thank you to our generous donors. The funds raised through this Campaign will improve the educational experience of our students, while at the same time ensuring Independence’s financial stability for years to come.


Ways to Give

Like other private schools and universities, Independence uses a financial model that relies on tuition and charitable donations to fund annual operating costs. This model allows families to help fund school operations on a tax-advantaged basis. Without the generosity of our parents, alumni, grandparents and community members, our students’ experiences would be dramatically different.

There are many different ways that you can support our students, which you can access in the column to the right. If you have any questions regarding giving, please contact our Advancement Office at 302-239-0330 ext. 256.