Why Give

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.

Contact Us

Shelly Manuel
Director of Advancement
(678) 581-6897

Giving Level Amount
Leadership Society
Chairman's Circle $15,000 and above
Headmaster's Circle $10,000 - $14,999
Principal's Circle $5,000 - $9,999
St. James Club $2,500 - $4,999
Waterman Club $1,500 - $2,499
Other Giving Levels
Wolverine Level $1,000- $1,499
Maroon and Gold Level $500 - $999
Supporter Level up to $499