Why It Matters

As part of our commitment to making a Harbor education available to qualified students regardless of financial circumstances, the Board of Trustees works to minimize tuition increases. Furthermore, as most independent schools across the country, tuition revenue alone does not cover the cost of a Harbor education. The Harbor School relies on the generosity of our families –parents, past and present, grandparents, and other friends to augment tuition income by supporting our fundraising activities.

Ways to Support

Without this generous financial support, The Harbor School would not be able to maintain our small class sizes, recruit and retain excellent teachers and provide an enriching academic environment. Your tax-deductible contributions to the Harbor Annual Fund support our arts, technology and library programs, as well as curriculum enhancements, facility upgrades, and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Every year, the Board of Directors’ Development Committee organizes our Harbor Annual Fund drive.

The Harbor Annual Fund

Your tax-deductible contributions to the Harbor Annual Fund support our arts, technology and library programs, as well as curriculum enhancements, facility upgrades, and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff– it’s what allows us to continue to offer the experiences that translate into the stories our children excitedly share and the projects that they are proud to display.

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100% Participation by the First 100 Days of School 

Every year, the Board of Directors’ Development Committee organizes our Harbor Annual Fund drive. This year, The Harbor School is kicking off The Harbor Fund by inviting everyone in our community to consider what unique contribution they can make so that we can collectively continue to enhance our children’s education. While each family considers how we might get to 100% participation within the first 100 days of school, each of our children are doing the same.

100 Acts of KindnessBecause our community is stronger when we are all fully engaged, the children are also working toward their own goal to enhance the school experience for one another! Each of our classrooms is aiming to complete 100 acts of kindness within the first 100 days of school. On the 100th day of school, they will celebrate their success with their class and look back on all the ways they contributed to the school community.

Whether you are a member of The Harbor School community or a supportive member of our broader community, we invite you to join us as we aim to reach our goals.

 

Your Unique Contribution
Donation Every dollar is meaningful!
Donation + Time Parents are encouraged to volunteer!
Donation + TalentContribute tech, design, or other services.
Donation + MatchCheck to see if your workplace will match your contribution.
Donation + SponsorshipOwn a business? Consider supporting an upcoming community event.
Let's get to 100!
The Harbor Legacy Fund

The Harbor Legacy Fund is a dedicated fund strictly for tuition assistance to our students in need. The idea behind the Legacy Fund is to give parents of Harbor alumni the opportunity to give back to Harbor, partly in appreciation for the incredible contributions that Harbor made to our children, and partly to pay it forward to future families in need. Currently, 30% of Harbor students rely on these tax-deductible Legacy Fund gifts.

Want to give to the Legacy Fund?
The Harbor Annual Auction

The Harbor Annual Auction is the major fundraising and social event of the year at The Harbor School. The evening includes silent and live auctions, raffles, and a catered sit-down dinner. Put on by PA volunteers, the Auction provides a lively and fun venue in which to raise funds for The Harbor School.

How to Give

Gifts of Cash

Please make checks payable to The Harbor School. Checks should be directed to the attention of the Business Office. Please send to: 7701 Bradley Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20817

Matching gifts

Companies often sponsor matching gift programs that enhance their employees’ charitable contributions. When gifts are made, Harbor benefits from the increased donation and the donor often qualifies for a higher giving level. Matching gift forms can be obtained from the employer’s human resources department. A copy of the form should be submitted along with the employee’s contribution.

Gifts of Securities

An outright gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year entitles the donor to an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities. In addition, the donor may avoid a capital gains tax. The tax deduction is the price of the stock on the date of its transfer to Harbor’s account. To donate securities, you will need a Gift of Securities Form, which we can provide.

Please contact Dana Riley.

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