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The Annual Fund is the single most important fundraising program at Tower. TOWER’S 2012-13 OPERATING BUDGET of $6.4M will be funded by three main income sources—tuition income, earnings from the school’s endowment of $5.1M, and the Annual Fund. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating each child, which leaves a gap of approximately $3,300 per student, to be covered by these other sources. Gifts to the Annual Fund support the immediate needs of the school such as paying teacher salaries and benefits, utility costs associated with running a facility such as ours, upgrades to technology, books and supplies, and all other expenses incurred on an annual basis.

income sources for 2012-13

ALL TOWER FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO MAKE A GIFT to the Tower Annual Fund – and gifts of every size make success possible. This year, in honor of Tower’s Centennial, we present the following leadership giving levels.


Founder’s Circle $25,000+ Head’s Council $15,000 - $24,999 Tower Beacon $10,000 - $14,999 Centennial Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Lighthouse Keeper $5,000 - $7,499 Adeline Tower Society $3,000 - $4,999 Helen Runnette Society $1,912 - $2,999 Orange Chair Society $1,000 - $1,911 We could not reach our goals without the collective support of each and every donor. Your participation is an important demonstration of your support for the students and faculty at Tower. Thank you.

Quite simply, the Annual Fund is critical to fund Tower’s core needs. This year’s Annual Fund goal of $400,000 will provide 5% of the operating budget, without which our program is not possible. Contributions to the Annual Fund directly support each and every person and program at Tower today.

tuition & fees


annual fund

auxiliary programs




3.72% 4.81% 1.18% .60% .60%

2012-13 Annual Fund Where you end up has a lot to do with where you start.

The 2012-13 Annual Fund closes on June 30, 2013.

At Tower School, teachers create

By check: Mail to Tower School, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945.

By credit card: Call to make a gift using your American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Stock: There are many tax benefits to making a gift of appreciated securities. Call the Development Office for transfer instructions.

Matching gift programs are excellent ways to increase the impact of your gift. Contact your human resources department to learn more.

Make your gift: • Online:

a supportive environment where children are challenged to take risks and find their passion. Students at Tower graduate with a rigorous academic foundation and the confidence and character to excel in high school, in college, and in life.

A member of our Annual Fund Committee will contact you to answer any questions you may have, and ask for your participation. You may also contact the Development Office at any time. Thank you!

Tower’s ability to deliver a program of distinction and excellence is dependent on a successful Annual Fund.


Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development / x258

Shannon O’Leary, Assistant Director of Development / x211

Stephanie Curtis, Director of Marketing and Communication / x279

Jane Leahy, TSPA Liaison / x208

Your participation ensures our success. 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead MA 01945 781.631.5800 |

2012-13 Annual Fund Brochure  

Tower School's 2012-13 Annual Fund Brochure.