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The Friends Academy Fund

What is the Friends Academy Fund?

The Friends Academy Fund is a yearly appeal for support of Friends Academy.  Current parents, trustees, alumni, faculty, past parents, and grandparents are asked to make a gift to show their support and deepen their connection with the school.  The funds generated provide critical resources for the everyday operation of of the school, and are the single most important source of non-tuition income for Friends Academy.

Your gift to the Friends Academy Fund provides the resources needed to sustain and bolster our academic and co-curricular offerings. For example, when you give to the Fund, you make a direct impact on the education of our students by:

  • providing funds for guest speakers, course-based field trips, and outdoor education
  • giving faculty members access to professional development opportunities and enhanced teaching materials
  • supplying our athletic teams with uniforms and equipment
  • stocking our art rooms with supplies
  • helping our music and dramatic arts program to thrive

A gift to the Friends Academy Fund allows donors to make a tax-deductible contribution, while giving Friends Academy the ability to allocate resources where they are most needed. Contributions of any size are welcome and make a distinct difference in the life of every Friends Academy student. Many companies match employee and retiree charitable contributions. Please check with your employer to find out if your contribution can be doubled or even tripled in value.

Think your gift doesn’t matter? 

$150 could provide the tournament fees for lacrosse, track, or basketball

$180 could cover the costs of the first grade field trip to the Norman Bird Sanctuary

$695 could provide the registration fee for a faculty member to attend a five day conference on Teaching for Understanding

$1,200 could pay for Follett Library software

$1,500 could provide brand new uniforms for an entire team

$5,000 could provide a brand new online library database that allows students to access research materials from home

Contributions to the Friends Academy Fund are recognized at the following levels:

1812 Charter Circle


Head of School’s Council


Friends Stewards


Beech Tree Circle


Friends Academy Associates


Blue & Gray Patrons



Up to $100

For more information about the Friends Academy Fund, please contact Jodi Pink, Director of Development, at 508.999.1356, or



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