Why Give to TQS


"Before TQS, I felt left out and jealous of other students in my class.  Now, I can fit in for the first time in my life"

-TQS Student 

One of the many ways that families demonstrate their connection to and support of TQS is by participating in the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund help to close the gap in the operating budget and positively impacts all aspects of our school. All gifts to the Annual Fund enable TQS to give our students the varied resources they need to grow their strengths and individual talents.

Why does TQS need to raise money?

The gap between the actual cost to educate each student and the funds generated from tuition and fees is closed by Annual Fund gifts and restricted income. As an independent school, TQS relies upon voluntary financial support from our community. In order to provide a high quality, distinctive educational experience for our students, we need to grow the Annual Fund, both in participation and in dollars raised.

How and when are gifts to the Annual Fund used?

Gifts to the Annual Fund go to work immediately in the year in which they are made. The Annual Fund provides substantial funding for academic and extracurricular programs, athletics such as cross country and softball, enrichment programs such as equestrian and Farm-To-Table and a robust clinical service program.

Why should I participate in the Annual Fund?

Because tuition and fees do not over the total cost of a TQS experience, we rely on the generosity of our community to make a TQS education possible. As parents, your participation at any level, clearly demonstrates that as a key stakeholder, you believe in our school and support our mission.

What is the right gift amount?

Gifts of any size make a difference and we are grateful for every one! Last year gifts from parents ranges from $20 to $1,000 and all were vital to TQS. There is not a ‘right gift amount’ except for the one that is personally meaningful to your family. Indeed, the only gift too small is no gift at all.

How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?

Gifts can be made by check, stock and security transfers or online at quakerschool.org/support-tqs. Corporate matching gift programs can also multiply your gift.

All students benefit from gifts to the Annual Fund and as such I humbly ask that you consider making a gift to BENEFIT our students and school. If you have questions about giving to the Annual Fund, I can be reached at 215.674.2875 or by email.

In Friendship,

Kristen Stevens

Director of Development