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Philanthropy at Churchill

Philanthropy at Churchill

Thanks to the long tradition of generous philanthropic support from the Churchill community, our student body continues to benefit from the carefully cultivated and renowned Churchill experience. Churchill’s strength, reputation, and success are because of the tremendous generosity and commitment of our current community and from the kindness of all the parents, grandparents, and alumni that came before.
Churchill aims to be a foundation for all of the families in our community — a place to turn for support, resources, knowledge, and connection. We are all in this together and, first and foremost, everything we do is for our children. There are many ways to support Churchill. Whether you are giving of your time, talent, or dollars, philanthropy at Churchill is a critical investment in our children, our programs, and our community.
When planning your financial support to Churchill, we ask that you make the Churchill Fund and/or Benefit a priority above all else. Revenue from those campaigns gives Churchill the ability to maintain flexibility and to direct resources where the need is the greatest.

The Churchill Fund is the primary way for you to make an immediate and tangible investment in our students’ daily lives and is a crucial component to many of the programs that make Churchill unique. Your participation provides a little bit of everything you see, hear, and experience here at Churchill.
The Annual Benefit & Auction is our largest fundraising event of the year. Attending the benefit or volunteering for one of the benefit committees is a great way to connect with other Churchill parents and to contribute in a meaningful way to an event that brings a feeling of celebration and joy to many Churchill families.

Special Projects are a critical part of revenue at Churchill. Each year, The Office of Philanthropy and Donor Relations works with the community to garner support for special projects that the faculty feels are especially important for our students.

The Field Trip Fund is one of the projects that our faculty has identified as needing special attention this year. The trips our classes take complement our children's academic achievements, give them a sense of social consciousness, and expose them to other cultures and perspectives. A gift to the Field Trip Fund ensures that no child who wants to participate in these trips is left behind due to financial hardship.

Churchill’s Annual Golf Outing brings together Churchill’s parents, alumni, vendors, faculty, staff, and friends for a fun day of golf. Your participation in the outing makes so much happen at Churchill! In 2018, proceeds from the outing supported Churchill’s reading program.

The Senior Class Gift is an important tradition at Churchill. Each year, our senior class comes together to create a legacy unique to them, that gives back to students who will come after them. The campaign is driven by the students with the help of the senior class parents and the Office of Philanthropy and Donor Relations. It includes raising funds for things like the umbrellas in the courtyard and, most recently, the Class of 2019 Legacy Fund for Student Enrichment. This fund will help Churchill students with costs relating to things like field trips, service learning trips, and prom fees.
 

Volunteer your time

Class Parents play a vital role in our community by facilitating communication within the school and among the parent body. From attending PA meetings and supporting classroom events to communicating important information throughout our parent network, Class Parents bring us together and are ambassadors for Churchill. They support our teachers and build community, they are a resource to new parents who may have questions or are feeling unsure, and they give of their time and their hearts to make Churchill the special place it is.

Churchill’s Lunch and Learn program brings members of the Churchill community together with our high school students to talk about their career paths. To hear from people firsthand about how they ended up in their professions is incredibly valuable and inspiring for our students. If you, or someone you know, would like to share their experiences with our students, please reach out.

High School Lecture Series offer Churchill juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn from parents or friends of the Churchill community through a series of lectures throughout the year. These lectures are generally given by parents who work as college professors or who are experts in their field. They are designed to help our students get exposure to college level classroom instruction with methods such as pace of instruction, language challenges both expressive and receptive, and note taking, to better prepare them for academic life after Churchill.

The High School Internship Program depends on opportunities offered by members of the community. At the end of their senior year, Churchill students participate in the high school’s Senior Internship Program. This program is designed to help students get real world work experience and think more deeply about areas that they might want to further explore after they graduate. Participating in the Churchill internship program is a rewarding and life-changing experience for both the student and the host. Please consider hosting a student this year.

For more information about any of the initiatives described here, please contact philanthropy@churchillschoolnyc.org.