Supporting Pike

Fundraising is essential to Pike's continued success as an institution dedicated to developing within our community a life-long love of learning, respect for others, the joy of physical activity, and a creative spirit. Thus we encourage the solicitation and acceptance of gifts that enable us to fulfill our mission. All fundraising efforts on behalf of The Pike School are approved by the Office of Advancement, including, but not limited to, letter, email, and phone solicitations.

The primary objectives of The Pike School Office of Advancement are:

  • To ensure a secure financial future for The Pike School by engaging current parents, alumni parents, alumni, grandparents, Trustees, faculty, staff and friends philanthropically to benefit Pike
  • Provide excellent stewardship of all donations
  • Maintain and cultivate the sense of community that alumni experienced as students and work to strengthen their affiliation with the school through an active alumni association

Annual Fund Q&A

Why Does Pike need an Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund provides 6% of the school's operating budget. PIKE needs the Annual Fund to:

  • Sustain the growth and improvement of our educational programs
  • Provide students with the necessary resources to engage in multiple forms of academic exploration
  • Maintain and improve facilities

Doesn’t tuition cover the cost of a student’s education?

Tuition does not cover all of the annual costs of educating students. The qualities we value most about a Pike education--dedicated, well-trained faculty; high academic standards; individual attention to student learning; a diverse community; state of the art resources--are all expensive to maintain. Pike, like all independent schools, relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions every year to close the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of operating the school.

Who is asked to give to the Annual Fund?

Each year in the fall we ask the Board of Trustees, current parents, former parents, alumni, the faculty, staff, administration, grandparents, and friends to support the Annual Fund.

How much should I give to the Annual Fund?

We ask everyone to make a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund that best represents their giving ability.

Are these gifts tax deductible?

Yes. Gifts to non-profit educational institutions like Pike qualify as charitable contributions and can be fully deducted if you itemize.

Can I pay my pledge with a credit card or appreciated securities?

You may pay with a credit card or transfer appreciated securities to Pike.

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