Annual Fund

The cornerstone of the School's fundraising efforts

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of the School's fundraising efforts and everyone in the Spence community is encouraged to participate. Gifts to the Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition and the full cost of providing a unique and comprehensive education for each student. Representing between 9 and 12 percent of the School's operating budget each year, the Annual Fund helps pay for everything from faculty salaries and professional development opportunities to new curriculum initiatives, from financial assistance programs to technology maintenance and upgrades, from the electricity needed to keep the lights on to supplies and books. It helps Spence attract and retain a talented and committed faculty and provides support for extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, arts initiatives and other programs.

Participation in the Annual Fund is crucial to the health and vitality of the School, allowing Spence to maintain its high standards and excellence and demonstrating the commitment of the community to its past, present and future. We encourage every member of the Spence community to contribute, no matter the size of the gift.

For more information on the Spence Annual Fund, please contact Richard Hutzler, Director of the Annual Fund, at or 646-943-6861. You may also make an online contribution.

Annual Fund Leadership Gift Clubs
Carnegie Circle $2,000 - $3,499
Charlotte S. Baker Society $3,500 - $4,999
Edith Shepard Society $5,000 - $9,999
Head’s Forum $10,000 - $14,999
Dorothy Osborne Association $15,000 - $24,999
Clara B. Spence Circle $25,000 - $49,999
Third Century Club $50,000 or more
The Red Door Club (Spence Alumnae Only)
Classes 2010 - 2013 $50 or more
Classes 2007 - 2009 $100 or more
Classes 2003 - 2006 $500 or more
Classes 1999 - 2002 $1,000 or more