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
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.