Endowments

“To forever fund and employ a teacher”

There are two ways to give endowed funds:

  • Gifts of any amount can be given to an existing endowment. Income will be used annually to support the aims of the fund.
  • Endowment funds can be established and named with a gift of $25,000 or more. The specific aim of the fund will be established by the donor.
  • Click here to see a list of our endowments.

Starting with the very first gift to Ravenscroft in 1862 by Dr. Josiah Ogden Watson, “Five Thousand Dollars out of my State Bonds—in trust, that they will invest the same in some safe stock and cause the interest to be so applied forever as to fund and employ a teacher...,” visionary philanthropists have seen endowments as an effective way to ensure that the mission of the school will be fulfilled with successive generations of students and families.