The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni invites the entire ECFS community to join our efforts to honor and advance the mission of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School by making a philanthropic gift and volunteering to encourage others to give.
ECFS relies on its annual fund to meet budgetary needs that tuition does not cover. It takes a collective effort of parents, alumni, faculty/staff, grandparents, trustees, corporate matching gifts, and other friends to ensure that our school continues to deliver the ethical education that defines us.
In addition to the annual fund, our school benefits from planned gifts, the Form VI (legacy) gift, and the annual benefit. We partner with volunteers in the Parent Annual Fund Volunteer Effort (PAVE), the Alumni Volunteer Network (AVN), and the annual benefit, Form VI gift, and all-school fundraising committees.
ECFS has one of the largest commitments to financial aid in New York City. In the 2015-2016 school year, we offered an unprecedented $13.1 million to new and returning families. Your gifts ensure that the school will remain fiscally strong, economically diverse, and have the financial resources to be on the cutting edge of progressive education, ethical learning, and academic excellence.