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Parent Giving

For parents of current students, gifts to The Gilman Fund translate into real-time benefits for their sons, every day. The Gilman Fund provides flexible, immediate support necessary to offer students the enriching experiences that define the Gilman difference. It supports our mission-critical commitment to build mentoring relationships between teacher/coaches and students. It funds vibrant arts, music and athletics programs and extends academic programming. It funds scholarships to well-deserving young men. It feeds the School’s greatness every day.


Where Your Support Goes

As this chart shows, a Gilman education would not be possible without philanthropy. Your gift makes the difference.


Giving Where it Matters Most

An unrestricted gift, or one that can be distributed to the area of greatest need, is Gilman’s highest fundraising priority. Unrestricted gifts generate revenue to support important initiatives or affect changes that have an immediate benefit to the boys and teachers/coaches.

You may also specify a designation when you make a gift to The Gilman Fund, such as faculty support, financial aid, Art or Athletic Departments, or the Lower, Middle or Upper School. 


The Arc of Family Giving

Optimize your philanthropy to Gilman by structuring the size and scope of your gifts each year. The visual below outlines a giving strategy popular among Gilman families.


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Leadership Giving

The Founders' Society recognizes donors who give a total of $2,500 or more to Gilman in one fiscal year in one of five recognition levels.

Did you know?

In 2020-2021, 77 percent of all unrestricted gifts made to The Gilman Fund came from leadership-level gifts of $2,500 or more.

Contact Us


Lindsay Dorrance

Director of Leadership Giving