Annual Fund

The Annual Fund provides valuable unrestricted funds that have an immediate impact on our ability to deliver the highest quality programs. Annual Fund gifts bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of providing each student the extraordinary opportunities of a Gateway education. Gifts to the Annual Fund are a direct investment in the education of every Gateway student.

The most straightforward gifts are tax-deductible gifts of cash to our Annual Fund. These gifts may be given all at one time or on a monthly or quarterly basis. We ask for annual fund gifts and pledges each fall, and gifts and/or pledge payments are accepted at any time during our July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. You can pledge or donate online at

Giving Stocks or Appreciated Assets

Gifts of appreciated assets (such as stock) may, through their tax-advantaged status, allow a donor to make an even greater impact on school programs than would be possible by writing a check. Some of our larger gifts to the annual fund come in this form.

Targeted Giving

In making these special gifts, donors go beyond their annual gifts to make a substantial contribution to a specific program or purpose. Our Discovery Center, our comprehensive Arts program, and our Life Lab Science program are examples of how targeted gifts can transform the school.


Gifts to endowment are a way to protect the future of Gateway. The principal of such gifts remain intact and, in fact, grows while a small percentage of the interest income, or earnings, supports school programs and needs. You may choose between the Hannelore Herbig general endowment fund, named after the school’s founder, and the Financial Aid endowment fund. You may also contact the Development Office if you have an interest in establishing a new endowment fund.

Planned Giving

Bequests are the simplest of planned gifts. By naming Gateway School in your will, you can make a gift which assures the future of independent school education. Bequests can be placed into endowment so that their impact is a legacy to the future. There are many planned giving vehicles by which a family can donate funds for Gateway. Please notify the Development Office at any time if you want to include Gateway in your will or discuss planned giving.


Items or professional services that are necessary to the operation and advancement of the school are considered gifts-in-kind. Past gifts include auction items, gifts of tools to Life Lab, and services such as architectural planning. Gifts- in-kind are appreciated throughout the year.