The Holton Fund FAQs
What is The Holton Fund?
The Holton Fund is the annual fundraising priority at Holton-Arms. The School depends on ongoing annual contributions to sustain daily activities, to support excellent faculty, and to look toward the future. From lab equipment to computers, financial aid to sports activities, art classes to school plays, The Holton Fund supports the people and programs that make up the Holton experience for every student. Parents are encouraged not only to contribute generously to The Holton Fund to help sustain Holton’s excellence, but also to volunteer in reaching out to fellow parents for their participation in this important effort.
Doesn’t tuition cover all of the expenses for my child’s education?No, income from tuition only covers approximately 76% of the School’s annual operating budget. The remaining 24% comes from ancillary sources such as The Holton Fund, income from the School’s endowment, Creative Summer, and other programs.
Who supports The Holton Fund?
The Holton Fund is supported by members of all the School’s constituent groups who believe in our mission of cultivating the unique potential of young women through the “education of not only the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” These groups include our Board of Trustees, Alumnae Association Board, current parents, alumnae, grandparents, parents of alumnae, faculty and staff, as well as other friends of the School.
Do corporations and foundations support The Holton Fund?
Most often, corporations contribute to independent schools by matching gifts made by their employees. Check online to see if your (or your spouse’s) employer will match your gift and your gift could double or even triple in size by simply submitting the appropriate forms along with your contribution. While foundations generally choose to support funds for specific projects at independent schools, the likelihood of a foundation grant is strengthened by strong participation in The Holton Fund among our various constituent groups.
How can I make a gift to The Holton Fund?
You can make an outright gift or pledge payable by June 30 at any time. Holton accepts gifts of cash, check, credit card, stock and marketable securities. For additional details, please contact Angela Willingham, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 301.365.6054.
Are there other fundraising efforts at Holton?
In addition to The Holton Fund, the School also raises funds for financial aid each year through Holton’s Spring Gala. This fun event helps to bring the community together while providing essential support for our financial aid program. Also, from time to time, Holton may engage in a capital campaign to raise funds for specific building projects or to increase the School’s endowment.
How much should I give to The Holton Fund and other fundraising efforts at Holton?
Only you and your family can determine the appropriate amount, but we ask that you be as generous as possible. We hope that all families will participate in The Holton Fund and make the School a philanthropic priority for your family. Every gift makes a difference.
If you have any additional questions about The Holton Fund or other opportunities to support Holton, please contact the Advancement Office at 301.365.6060.
Thank you for your support!