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The Annual Fund

Schools rely on several streams of income to deliver their mission and balance their budget in a responsible way. Avon Old Farms School is no different.

Tuition covers 70 percent of what it costs to be experts in educating boys and the balance is funded by proceeds from our endowment as well as gifts made to the annual fund. This year, $3.6 million in annual gifts must be raised by June 30, 2021, for our budget to succeed, directly affecting students, faculty, and our numerous programs and initiatives. Most importantly, annual gifts, regardless of the size, allow Avon to respond to its most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities like preparations to support a healthy school community.

Your contributions help us to support a mission and a faculty that empowers boys for lifelong success, including: 

  • Program development and curriculum that enhances relational, experiential, and active learning in and out of the classroom.

  • Faculty retention, professional development, and compensation that strengthens our expertise in educating boys.

  • Scholarships that provide support to all boys, regardless of financial need, who embody Avon’s values and who have academic promise. 

  • Campus, facilities, and virtual classroom improvements that honor our tradition and inspire excellence in Avon’s community. 

  • Experiences that support our students to become successful both on campus and in the virtual classroom. 

Avon could not continue to shape and fortify the minds and hearts of boys, as it has for nearly a century, were it not for the support of alumni and families. This year, in addition to the education expected at Avon, we made significant investments in COVID-19-safe classrooms, a dedicated medical facility which serves students with COVID-like symptoms, substantial numbers of tests to continually monitor the health of our community, and blended learning for students on campus and those who need to learn online from around the world.

Single-sex learning where educators are qualified in their fields and understand how young adolescent males learn best is the cornerstone of an Avon education. The deep relationships formed between students and educators at Avon prepare young men to matriculate to top tier institutions and instill Avonian values that guide our graduates to be successful not only during their time at Avon but throughout their entire life. 

Your investment creates these meaningful learning opportunities, a safe and healthy community, a school that can continue to support important traditions but also innovate with a changing world and allows us to focus on developing our students. Every gift to the annual fund, no matter the size, makes a direct and immediate impact on every student at Avon.

Your support acts as a vote of confidence, demonstrating that alumni support Avon Old Farms School. It's Avon now more than ever. Support the annual fund today!