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Parent Annual Giving



By choosing Fenwick, you and your child(ren) have already made the most important decision you can make to support Fenwick. You have made a commitment to excellence for your family and to this great school. Thank you.

Like any commitment to excellence, we also know your family makes a sacrifice to choose a Fenwick education. However, tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Fenwick education.

In the spirit of community that is one of the four core spiritual values of the Dominicans, we ask all members of the Fenwick community—faculty, staff and administrators, alumni, Board of Directors, past parents, friends and current parents—to sacrifice to support Fenwick philanthropically.

At least while your child(ren) is (are) here, we humbly ask you to make Fenwick High School one of your top philanthropic priorities. We ask that you prayerfully consider what a sacrificial Fenwick Fund gift through parent annual giving for your family may be—for some families that may be $10, for others it may be $10,000 or more—and to support the Fenwick Fund through parent annual giving commensurate with your means.

Every gift matters! Our goal is 100% parent participation because 100% of the Fenwick community is affected by your generosity through the Fenwick Fund.

  • What is Parent Annual Giving to the Fenwick Fund?

    It is a tax deductible donation made to Fenwick, in addition to tuition and fees, asked of all Fenwick parents each year to help cover the annual difference between the cost to educate each student and the charged tuition.

  • Why does the school ask current parents to help make up this difference?

    We ask current parents to be primarily responsible for the costs of annual operating expenses since their children are the primary beneficiaries of all the school’s programs. We also recognize and celebrate the socioeconomic diversity of the Fenwick community and, as a result, we make an effort to keep tuition affordable for as many families as possible.

  • What exactly does Fenwick expect of parents for the Fenwick Fund?

    We ask that all current families consider a gift to the Fenwick Fund so that 100% of our families will participate at a level commensurate with each family's ability.

  • How do I make a gift to the Fenwick Fund?

    It’s easy to make a gift to Fenwick. We accept cash, checks, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) as well as gifts of stock.

  • Do matching gifts count?

    Yes! We gratefully accept matching gifts to the Fenwick Fund from your generous employers. Click here to learn more about Matching Gift opportunities.

  • Can I designate my gift to an area of the school that is important to my family?

    Unrestricted gifts to the Fenwick Fund or designating the ‘Area of Greatest Need’ provide the most flexibility to Fenwick and give us the opportunity to make the best use of your generosity, but yes, you can provide budget relief to any of these designated areas if you so choose:  Tuition Assistance, Academics, Fine Arts, Student Clubs and Activities or Athletics.

  • Who can I talk to if I have more questions about parent annual giving to the Fenwick Fund?

    If you have general questions about parent annual giving to the Fenwick Fund, or if you have questions about making the actual gift (stock transfer questions, credit card questions, etc.), you can contact Cindy Day Erwin, Director of Annual Giving at

    Please support Parent Annual Giving today!

Please support the Fenwick Fund today! For more information or questions, please contact Director of Annual Giving Cindy Erwin at or 708-948-0324.

Thank you for your support of Fenwick High School!