What is the impact of my gift?
Your gift to the Nichols Fund makes an impact on all areas of campus life. It ensures that we can attract and retain exceptional faculty by helping to fund teacher salaries and professional development opportunities. Field trips, theater and athletic equipment, and additional classroom technology are other examples of expenses that are offset by your support of the Nichols Fund.
Why are we asked to give money when we already pay tuition?
Nichols School has three basic means of financial support: tuition, endowment income, and individual contributions. Tuition at Nichols covers 70 percent of each student’s education; we rely on the generosity of our parents, alumni, and friends to help bridge the gap. The Parent Fund helps to ensure that each Nichols student receives an extraordinary educational experience both in and out of the classroom.
Why does the school operate with a gap between the real cost and what it charges?
The gap helps to moderate tuition increases and allows current families to make up the difference in cost with tax-deductible donations. The gap also offers an opportunity for other constituencies within the Nichols community to make charitable contributions.
Are there leadership giving categories?
The Nichols Fund Leadership Giving Societies are the most prestigious annual recognition clubs for alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of the school. Established to acknowledge our most generous donors, the societies honor members who give annual financial support to ensure that the school continues to thrive well into the 21st century.
When you support the Nichols Fund, you reaffirm your devotion to the ongoing legacy of Nichols School and ensure a promising future for generations of our students.
Membership into the Leadership Giving Societies earns not only our sincere thanks, but our offer to connect you even more deeply to the life of our remarkable Nichols community.
The Head of School and the Board of Trustees salute the members of each year’s Leadership Giving Societies and thank them for making Nichols a philanthropic priority. This group’s gifts have accounted for nearly 80 percent of the Nichols Fund’s total dollars in recent years.
$20,000 and above
$10,000 to $19,999
John J. Albright Club
$5,000 to $9,999
George A. Mitchell Club
$3,000 to $4,999
$1,250 to $2,999