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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 annual gift 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 parent annual giving program 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 annual giving.

  • What is Parent Annual Giving?

    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 from parents in the program?

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

  • How do I make a gift to Fenwick?

    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! Because the PAG is not an official pledge, we gratefully accept matching gifts from your generous employers. Click here to earn more about Matching Gift opportunities.

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

    Unrestricted annual gifts provide the greatest benefit to the most students and the greatest flexibility to Fenwick, but yes, within certain parameters parent annual gifts may be directed to some specific needs in the school.

  • Who can I talk to if I have more questions about the Parent Annual Giving program?

    If you have general questions about the program, 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 Parent Annual Giving 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!