Ways to Support
The Green Acres School annual giving program funds the heart of the school. It allows our children of today to become the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.
The annual giving program 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.
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
- The Library
Green Acres School is a 501(c)(3). The Federal ID number is 52 061 3675.
- Anne T. Goodrich Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Arnold S. Cohen Fund for the Arts
- Diversity and Inclusivity Fund
- Janyne Oberdorfer Scholarship Fund
- Louis Silvano All-Staff In-Service Fund
- Mary and Rafael Hirtz Fund for ECU Enrichment
- Neal M. Brown Fund for Financial Aid and Professional Development
- Orloff Family Faculty Award
- STEAM Fund
- The Garrity Fund for Financial Aid
In honor of former Head of School Neal Brown’s commitment to Green Acres students and families, to economic diversity as a source of strength, and to the continued, professional growth of teachers and staff members, the Neal M. Brown Fund for Financial Aid and Professional Development will be used to augment the financial aid and in-service budgets.
Planned gifts take advantage of financial instruments such as trusts to help donors contribute to a favorite charity and provide for loved ones. A gift to the Green Acres Millennium Society funds the future of the school through restricted gifts to endowment that are promised in the form of bequests. Consider:
A gift of appreciated securities is a “win-win” for the donor and the school. For broker-to-broker transfers, contact John Talbott at Wells Fargo, 301.961.0100. Please call Annie Groat in the Development Office at 301.468.8102 to inform her about the transfer for tax purposes.
Trusts allow donors to give and receive benefits:
- Charitable remainder trusts can help reduce taxes on capital gains.
- Charitable lead trusts allow you to pass your assets to heirs.
Eleven percent of Americans who have earmarked a charity in their will choose bequests. Become a member of the Green Acres Millennium Society by including the school in your estate plan. Consider a codicil to your will.
Insurance policies make Green Acres the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a new or extra policy.
Donors should consult with their attorneys or tax advisors when considering a planned gift.
Our annual auction gala, held in the spring of each year, is an opportunity for our adult community members to gather in an evening of celebration and support of our school.
Our 2023 event, Glamping with Green Acres, is on Saturday, March 25 at the Bethesda Marriott, Pooks Hill. Visit greenacres.org/support/auction to learn more about how to support Green Acres while enjoying s'mores and pours at the party of the year.