Parent Fund

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The Parent Fund is a vital part of the Andover Fund, which is the Academy’s robust annual giving program. Each year, the Parent Fund provides essential resources that enable the Academy to address its top priorities and most urgent needs.

Every donation is put to direct and immediate use—with unrestricted gifts offering maximum flexibility to strengthen financial aid, academic excellence, equity and inclusion, health and wellness, and other key initiatives across campus.

The Big (Blue) Picture

Parent Fund gifts are critical because they close the gap between the school’s endowment and tuition resources and the fiscal requirements of our learning community. This gap must be met to secure Andover’s mission to educate youth from every quarter—and each year more than 1,200 families give around $3.5 million to help make this possible.

With this collective impact, Parent Fund contributors become part of something much larger than themselves. It’s an effort that unites generations of families and their students. In every way, Parent Fund donors empower students throughout their Andover journey.

The Power of Annual Giving

  • Every family is asked to contribute each year at whatever level is right for them. Many parents of alumni also continue to participate.
  • Gifts to the Andover Fund and Parent Fund cover a meaningful 9 percent of the Academy’s annual operating budget.
  • Last year, nearly 61 percent of gifts to the Parent Fund were between $1 and $499— totaling more than $100,000.
  • A $100 current-use gift has the same purchasing power as a $2,000 donation to Andover’s endowment.

Some families additionally choose to support one or more of the Academy’s capital and/or endowment priorities, investing in Andover’s students today and future generations.

Malcolm ’89 & Dr. Monica Palmer P’23, Co-Chairs of the Parent Fund Committee 2022-2023

DEEPEN YOUR ENGAGEMENT: JOIN THE PARENT FUND COMMITTEE

Parents and guardians can further their involvement and support by joining the Parent Fund Committee (PFC). In partnership with the Academy, this enthusiastic group of volunteers encourages fellow families to contribute to the Parent Fund. Parent Fund Committee members also seek to strengthen Andover connections around the globe.

Parent Fund Committee members serve a one-year renewable term. Responsibilities include:

  • Connect with a small group of assigned Andover families (10-15) by phone or email throughout the year and invite them to make a gift to the Parent Fund.
  • During Family Weekend, attend the presentation on the Academy's finances and the impact of philanthropy led by the Secretary of the Academy and PFC Co-Chairs.
  • When possible, participate in virtual committee meetings, recruit additional volunteers, welcome new families, and represent Andover parents at regional Phillips Academy events.

We are currently seeking new members for the 2022-2023 year! If you would like to get involved, please contact Katherine Solimini, associate director of Parent Development at 978-749-4583 or [email protected].

CONTACT US

Rebecca Brewster
Director, Parent Development
[email protected]
978-749-4286

Katherine Solimini
Associate Director, Parent Development

[email protected]
978-749-4583

Elisabeth Munro
Assistant Director, Parent Development

[email protected]
978-749-4303

Mary Raymond
Administrative Assistant, Annual Giving and Parent Development
[email protected]
978-749-4693

FY22 Results

1,281 parents of current students, parents of alumni, and grandparents donated over

$3.86 million

to the Parent Fund, exceeding our goal.

FY23 goals to be shared shortly

Gifts to the Parent Fund comprised a significant

36%

of total annual support last year.

Non Sibi Leadership Gift Levels
The Non Sibi Association is based on cumulative giving in the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Benefactor
$100,000 and above

Partner
$50,000 - $99,999

Fellow *
$25,000 - $49,999

Scholar
$10,000 - $24,999

Patron
$5,000 - $9,999

1778 Founder
$1,778 - $4,999

The Bulfinch Loyalty Society (BLS) recognizes all donors who give to the Academy in consecutive years.

Parent Advancement Council

The Parent Advancement Council engages parents who support Andover philanthropically at *$25,000 and higher annually. To learn more about the Academy’s priorities, please contact Becca Brewster, director of parent development.