Giving / Annual Fund

There is no greater investment in your child than through education.

2018-2019 Annual Fund

Kirby depends on the generosity of family, friends, faculty, and alumni to support our fundraising priority, the Annual Fund.

Tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating a Kirby student for a year. Donations play an essential role in funding the school’s operational costs. Gifts to the Annual Fund campaign help to make up the difference between tuition revenue and the actual cost of a Kirby education–allowing us to keep our tuition fees accessible to our community.

Contributions to the Annual Fund make it possible for Kirby to continue to attract and retain high-caliber faculty, offer individualized instruction and maintain our small class sizes. Students directly benefit from your generosity.

Kirby School is a registered nonprofit, Tax ID 680413959

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Why We Support Kirby School

“Why I donate to education as a whole and Kirby in particular? I believe quality education is the only way to help our country and the world face the challenges ahead. Kirby especially engenders thinking minds and embraces differences.”

Kim Albridge
Parent of Erin Soule-Albridge, Class of 2017 and
Nicky Soule-Albridge, Class of 2020

“I donate to Kirby School because I support the academic and social-emotional values of this great school. For the past five years, I’ve not only seen my child develop into an engaged young adult, but I have also witnessed other students flourish and 
come into their own. When I donate to Kirby School’s general fund, I am helping Kirby School give all its students the same opportunity to thrive academically and socially in a supportive environment.”

Jackie Becker
Parent of Dylan Becker, Class of 2019 and
James Becker, Class of 2023

“I am so thankful for Kirby’s investment in my daughter. It seems only fitting to invest in Kirby in return. A recurring monthly donation helps me budget appropriately and has a cumulative benefit for Kirby.”

Jenny Price
Parent of Ruby Price, Class of 2020

“An independent school having the caliber of excellence and student-focus comparable to the best schools anywhere…”

R. Keith Julian
Former Teacher and Administrator Harvard-Westlake School and Albuquerque Academy
Grandparent of a Class of 2023 student

Click here to read Mr. Julian’s testimonial

Donor Recognition

Your generosity–in time, energy, dedication and donations–supports every aspect of the Kirby community. Your contributions to our Annual Fund provide the foundation for our growth and innovation. We express our appreciation for your commitment at the following recognition levels:

Gifts over $50,000

Gifts from $20,000 to $49,999

Gifts from $10,000 to $19,999

Gifts from $5,000 to $9,999

Griffin (Leadership Level)
Gifts from $2,000 to $4,999

Gifts from $500 to $1,999

Gifts up to $499

Contributions at the Griffin level or higher will be recognized at our annual appreciation event held in May each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about the fundraising initiatives at Kirby School.