Annual Giving

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Merriconeag, like most independent schools, cannot rely solely on revenue from tuition for its operating budget.  The cost of our education would be out of reach for many families if we did.  So to cover our operating expenses, every family is asked to make an annual gift that is appropriate to their circumstances. Every gift of every amount helps to move us toward our goal of 100% participation.    

Our largest source of non-tuition income, the Annual Appeal supports virtually every area of school life - music and foreign language programs, remedial work, classroom supplies, field trips and so on.  Contributions range in size from $5 to $10,000 and come from current parents as well as faculty and board members, past parents, grandparents, alumni, small businesses and corporations which match donations from their employees.  As Merriconeag is a 501C non-profit organization, donations to the school are tax deductible. 

In addition to the unrestricted funds raised through the Annual Appeal, Merriconeag has established two endowments:

Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund

Established in 2001, this fund is designed to strengthen the school’s ability to provide tuition assistance for students whose families could not otherwise afford the education.    

Operating Endowment Fund

Established in 2006, this fund helps to secure the legacy and sustainability of the school for decades to come.