Why your gift is needed . . .
A culture of philanthropy is at the heart of a great educational institution. Revenue from tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating students at The Walker School - or any independent school. Nearly 5 percent of every Walker student's education is made possible by philanthropic dollars, given through the Annual Fund. These tax-deductible contributions help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing an exceptional educational experience for all students.
The Annual Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, trustees and friends of Walker to support the resources and programs that are essential to our students' success. That is why a contribution to the Annual Fund is the first and most important gift we ask of every member of the Walker community.
Why Your Participation Is Vital …
High participation rates among the members of the Walker community is a vote of confidence - a sign that our community invests in our students' future and supports the school's mission. Strong percentages of participation from our entire community have a direct impact on gifts from outside sources such as grant-making foundations, as high rates of participation are required by foundations before they will consider our grant requests. Walker's participation rates have been instrumental in helping the school secure nearly $3 million in grant funds over the past five years.