The GUS Fund is possible by the generous gifts made by the greater GUS community, including current families, alumni and alumni families, faculty and friends.
Giving to the GUS Fund demonstrates your commitment to and love for our school. All independent schools rely on annual fund gifts to help meet and offset operating costs in an effort to avoid being overly reliant on tuition. With this additional support, we are able to offer the extraordinary educational experiences that our students enjoy, and ensures the opportunities afforded by a GUS education continues to be available for future generations.
Your participation matters! Gifts of any size make a difference and have a direct impact on the financial sustainability of our school.
the GUS Fund helps to:
Retain and recruit talented and dedicated teachers
Keep classes small, ensuring increased intellectual stimulation and higher achievement
Defray the cost of each student’s tuition and strengthen the financial aid program
Offer enriching opportunities encompassing everything from arts to athletics, field trips, and service trips
Respond to new challenges and new opportunities
Maintain the environmental sustainability of our campus and facilities
+ How can my gift make a difference?
Given its small size (by design), GUS has many fewer people to reach out to for help than a larger school or organization. Because our numbers are small but our need is great, every gift counts that much more.
+ Who is asked to contribute to the GUS Fund?
Every member of the small yet mighty GUS extended community is asked to support GUS with a gift to the GUS Fund: current parents, trustees, faculty and staff, alumni parents, grandparents, former trustees, and alumni. We are grateful to one and all for their participation in moving the school forward.
+ When will I be asked to give?
Typically, individuals and families are contacted beginning in October. Once an individual or family makes a gift, they are not solicited again in the school year, although pledge reminder notices are sent out until pledges are completed. The GUS Fund runs on a fiscal year calendar from July 1 through June 30.
+ How much does GUS expect me, a parent in the school, to give?
We hope each family can find a way to participate, stretch, and make a gift consistent with their means. Every gift makes a difference to GUS. Gifts from all families are important to the school. Giving is an active endorsement of the GUS educational experience!
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+ How do alumni participate or make contributions?
Alumni are asked to participate in the GUS Fund each year. GUS values its relationships with alumni and appreciates their willingness to give back to the place that nurtured and provided for them during their elementary and middle school years. Our alumni, numbering nearly 1,000 strong, are always welcome at GUS and encouraged to find meaningful ways, through “work, wealth, and wisdom,” to give back to the life of GUS today.