The Annual Fund is an ongoing fundraising effort coordinated by the Advancement Office, and it represents one of the most important ways that you can help The Independence School continue to provide an exceptional educational experience that remains an exceptional value for families.
Gifts to the Annual Fund directly impact every student in every grade. The Annual Fund is used to ensure that we offer a learner-centered environment with innovative and relative curriculum, that we recruit and retain the most dedicated, caring and talented faculty and that we foster opportunities for exploration and leadership development in the arts, athletics and service learning.
Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted and designed so that donors can give to the areas of greatest need at our school, including faculty support, tuition assistance, and facility maintenance and renovation, as well as programs that enhance the educational experience, such as athletics, library, technology education, and the visual and performing arts. The Annual Fund gives our leadership the most flexibility to remain a top-notch school in this competitive educational environment.
We ask all members of the Independence Family, including parents, faculty, alumni, grandparents and friends, to support our students by giving to the Annual Fund. Your participation is important, and every gift, regardless of the amount, is vital to helping us continue providing and enhancing the excellent education for which we are known.
Over the years, our decision to invest in the advantage of the education and experience of The Independence School has been reinforced many times. My time as a volunteer and our family contributions to the Annual Fund – all in support of our teachers and exceptional learning opportunities for our children – both have been well spent.
MRS. ANN BALTHIS
MOTHER OF BRENDAN '15 AND BRETT '17