A Family's Guide to Giving & Getting Involved
Inveniam viam aut faciam or “I will find a way or make one.” We have answered the call to action in our School motto as we begin the most unusual start of school in our 120-year history. Throughout the decades, Holton has thrived in uncertain times, due in large part to the strength of our School community and 2020-2021 will surely follow suit.
At Holton, we learn from the past and embrace the future, and we look forward to your joining us to advance our mission. This page will help you learn about the many ways you can get involved at Holton and show your support. This is one of many resources designed to help you embrace the Holton experience and opportunities. I assure you we will appreciate and value your involvement.
True to our School philosophy, “we believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.” And we are delighted to have you join us in this endeavor.
We look forward to seeing how you will find a way or make one.
Susanna A. Jones
Head of School
An Introduction from Cal Daggitt P’21 P’23 Parents Association President & Gregory Bernstein P’23 Trustee and Holton Fund Parent Chair
Since its founding in 1901, Holton has built a tradition of excellence fueled by the generosity of its community. As an independent school, Holton’s operating budget comes solely from tuition, endowment income, charitable support, and income from supplementary programs, such as Holton’s Creative Summer Camp. Because tuition and fees only cover a portion of Holton’s operating budget, the School relies on charitable gifts to balance the budget needed to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and to invest in enhancements to our programs. The generosity of our community is critical, now more than ever, as our School faces the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opportunities to Give
Giving Made Simple
All gifts enhance the Holton experience. There are several ways to make a contribution:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Does Holton Need To Raise Money?
- I Already Pay Tuition. Why Should I Participate In The Holton Fund?
- Who Is Asked For A Gift To The Holton Fund?
- How Much Does Holton Expect Me To Give?
- How Do I Decide Which Initiative To Support?
- What Is The Difference Between The Holton Fund And Capital/Endowment Gifts?
- What Is Considered A Leadership Gift?
- How Are Donors And Volunteers Recognized?
Holton Fund Parent Committee Leadership
Gregory Bernstein and Nichole Pardo P’23
Parent Fund Chairs
Katherine and David Lugar P’22 P’24
Parent Fund Upper School Division Chairs
Hillary Davidson and Jordan Goldstein P’25
Parent Fund Middle School Division Chairs
Michelle and Sean Rogers P’27 P’30
Parent Fund Lower School Division Chairs
Holton Parents Association Executive Committee
Cal Daggitt P’21 P’23
Mandana Tavakoli P’24
Vice President of Committees and Events
Liz Muhlbaum P’20 P’22
Vice President of Grade Representatives
Mariama Vinson P’24 P’27
Vice President Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lisa Noto P’25
Victoria Quint P’27
Angie Child P’23
Jennifer Darcey P’20 P’23
Upper School Division Representative
Kristin Mills P’26
Middle School Division Representative
Scott Provinse P’27 P’28
Lower School Division Representative
Debbie Forrest P’22
Julie Buchanan P’24
Nominations Chair, Ex Officio
Holton Development Office
Director Of Development
Development Associate For Alumnae Giving & Engagement
Dani Beyda Aronson ’99
Director Of Constituent Relations
Abigail Betts ’98
Maryam Farahi P’25 P’27
Amanda Novak Hewitt ’04
Director Of Alumnae
Advancement Administrative Assistant
Director Of Advancement Services
Director Of Annual Giving