The Apple Tree Fund Q&A
- What is the Apple Tree Fund?
- Where Does the Money Go?
- Who Supports the Apple Tree Fund?
- What is the Morrow Society?
- May donations be made at any time? May I pay in installments?
- What is a matching gift?
The Apple Tree Fund is the major fundraising priority of our school each year and the primary way that parents can support our school through their tax-deductible gifts. Last year, The Fund provided over $739,000 of the School’s operating budget. Like all independent schools, Elisabeth Morrow is reliant on annual gifts to help close the gap of $3,000 between the full cost of providing our exceptional education and tuition revenue.
Apple Tree Fund gifts enhance our programs and support the daily life of the School in so many important ways. They provide students with the latest technology, help us maintain and enhance our beautiful campus, and allow us to offer our faculty innovative professional development so that they can deliver the high quality academic program for which Elisabeth Morrow is known. Every student, including your own, is affected by your contribution.
Ideally everyone in the Elisabeth Morrow community --- parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alums, faculty, staff and friends ---will contribute to The Apple Tree Fund this year. Last year, 81 percent of our parents participated. Our goal this year is 100 percent participation. Not only is participation important in terms of raising money, but it is also an important signal to those inside and outside of our school that we are a strong and supportive community that believes deeply in the education Elisabeth Morrow provides.
The Morrow Society recognizes donors who give to The Apple Tree Fund at a leadership level of $3,500 and above. Every year we strive to welcome new members to the Society. The extraordinary generosity of these leaders sustains the distinctive programs that make EMS the special place that it is. Donors of $12,500 or more become members of the Head's Council.