Operating Gifts

Charitable gifts are a critical part of the school’s annual operating budget. Each year, approximately 10 percent of operating income is generated through donations to the school (the remainder is covered by tuition income and draws from the school’s endowment). These tax-deductible gifts are put to use immediately and have a direct and crucial impact on every girl’s experience. Without them, the school would not be able to:

  • Offer competitive faculty salaries and professional development opportunities to attract and retain New York City’s best teachers;
  • Maintain and expand our excellent curricular offerings, including signature experiences like the Open Doors leadership initiative, our visual education program, or the Class IX trip to London;
  • Provide students access to a Nightingale education through need-based financial assistance;
  • Invest in new technology, the arts, and athletics programs, providing girls with a well-balanced learning experience.
All dollars raised outside of capital and endowed gifts are considered operating gifts. There are several ways the school raises these funds:

Annual Fund

Alumnae Fund

Parents Association Fundraising

Matching Gifts

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