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Annual Giving

The Annual Giving program at Green Acres School is our primary philanthropic effort. Our remarkable community shows long-standing support for this campaign with active participation each year. Green Acres relies on Annual Giving income to provide approximately 5% of our operating budget, which helps to provide for financial aid, professional development, classroom materials, library acquisition, and much more. It also provides the difference between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating a student.

The Green Acres Annual Giving program funds the heart of the school. It allows our children of today to become the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Fund excellence with your gift today! Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are deeply appreciated. All gifts and pledges to the Annual Giving Program are due by June 30.

Annual Giving Family of Funds 
Annual Giving invites donors to allocate funds to one or more gift categories. To make your gift count where you direct it, you may choose from The Family of Funds:

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Educational Program
  • Financial Aid
  • The Arts
  • Athletics
  • The Library 
  • Technology

Green Acres School is a 501(c)(3). The Federal ID number is 52 061 3675.

Named Funds

Anne T. Goodrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of former School Director Anne Goodrich to augment scholarship aid to students. 

Arnold S. Cohen Fund for the Arts

Established in honor of the leadership of the former Head of School Arnold Cohen to augment the costs of special assemblies and visiting artists. 

Diversity and Inclusivity Fund

Established to honor the values upon which Green Acres School was founded: equity, understanding, and acceptance for all. The fund supplements staff professional development, parent education, student learning experiences, and community-wide diversity-related events.

Mary and Rafael Hirtz Fund for ECU Enrichment

Established in memory of Mary and Raf Hirtz to provide program and playground funds for Pre-K and Kindergarten. 

Janyne Oberdorfer Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of parent Janyne Oberdorfer, the fund supplements the existing financial aid budget.

Louis Silvano All-Staff In-Service Fund

Established in honor of the leadership of School Head Louis Silvano (2000-2008) to support expert lecturers and workshops for all-staff professional development. 


Established in 2016 to support curricular needs in the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Orloff Family Faculty Award

Established to honor faculty, the School gives this award annually to a member of the faculty in recognition of a significant contribution to the progressive education tradition of Green Acres School.