Annual Fund at RSS

We contribute to the Annual Fund because we believe in the community at RSS. We feel confident every gift, big or small, makes a difference in helping better the academic and moral value for our children. We are proud to be part of such a special community.
Beth and Zachary Solomon P ‘24, ‘25

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund enables RSS to support two important aspects of our budget—financial aid and faculty compensation. Gifts to the Annual Fund allow over 88% of our dedicated faculty to benefit from professional development opportunities-an unprecedented investment in our faculty, their craft, and our collective future.

Our Financial Aid program is an increasingly important aspect of the budget that is nurtured and supported at RSS. Financial aid lowers the cost of tuition, allowing families of all means to invest in an RSS education. We believe that all students benefit when diverse economic experiences are represented in our community.

Join Us in Supporting RSS

RSS enjoys impressive support from our trustees, parents, grandparents, alumnae and faculty. Last year, 92% of parents and 100% of our Board of Directors supported RSS through the Annual Fund.
We invite all members of our community to participate in the Annual Fund – no matter the amount, your participation sets a tradition of giving and supports the next generation of RSS students. Simply put, your participation demonstrates your support of our school.

Giving Levels

$36,000 to $53,999
$18,000 to $35,999
$10,000 to $17,999
$5,400 to $9,999
$3,600 to $5,399
$1,800 to $3,599
$1,000 to $1,799
$1 to $999
Leadership Giving begins at $10,000. All gifts are appreciated and help us reach our goal.

Volunteer for the Annual Fund

Each year, parent volunteers work tirelessly as Annual Fund Ambassadors. Our parent volunteers reach out to all members of our community to thank them for their past support, answer questions about the Annual Fund, and help donors understand the impact of their donations. To learn more about how you can volunteer for the Annual Fund, please contact Bridget Conlon at 646-438-8656.

Your participation sets a tradition of giving and supports the next generation of RSS students while it positively impacts every current student, every day. Thank you!

Did you know?

Many companies match gifts to the Annual Fund on a 1:1 or higher basis, enabling donors to increase the value of their gift. 
Periodically, RSS asks for support for endowment, major projects and long term needs. For more information contact, Julie Sogg Seymour, Director of Development.