Giving to Holy Child

Every Gift Counts

Ways to Give

Types of Gifts

Ways to Give

Give Online Now

Online gifts can be made through our secure online giving form. You can charge a one-time or recurring gift on American Express, Visa, or MasterCard.

Mail A Check

Please make your check payable to School of the Holy Child. You can mail your check to Advancement Office, School of the Holy Child, 2225 Westchester Avenue, Rye, NY 10580.

Phone In A Gift

You can call the Development Office anytime to discuss giving to School of the Holy Child - (914) 967-5622, extension 236.

Gifting Appreciated Stock

Holy Child welcomes gifts of stocks or securities which can provide significant tax advantages to donors. Please consult with your financial advisor about the current advantages that may apply to you.

Make A Pledge

A pledge demonstrates your intention to make a gift to Holy Child and it can be fulfilled in multiple installments or in a single contribution. This allows a donor to give more generously over a period of time.

Make A Recurring Gift

Many donors are able to give more by incorporating a gift into their monthly budget. Holy Child offers donors the option to make a recurring gift through our secure online giving form.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or triple your support of Holy Child through your (or your spouse’s) employer’s matching gift program. Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department to see if you are eligible for a matching gift and to learn more about their program.

Make A Planned Gift

Making a bequest to Holy Child is one way of making a larger gift than you thought was possible. Please talk with your estate planning professional about putting School of the Holy Child in your will and let us know of your thoughtfulness. Click here to learn more.

Make A Reunion Gift

Many alumnae donors decide to increase their gift to Holy Child during their reunion year in order to honor their class.

Types of Gifts

Annual Gifts

Leadership Gifts

Endowed Gifts

Planned Gifts

Memorial & Honorary Gifts


Barbara Santangelo

"I support the Annual Fund because it is imperative that Holy Child hire the best faculty, offer the girls the best education to be prepared for college, and continue to provide the facilities that reflect the quality of the school."

Amanda Septimo '08

"I encourage all alumnae to take a moment and think about what your alma mater means to you, and give to Holy Child for the wisdom, confidence and friendships you gained here."

Carolyn Walters

"I consider my gift to the Annual Fund my investment in the current students, as well as those in the future. It is my way of paying it forward."

Annual Fund


The Annual Fund is the largest, single resource that funds the everyday expenses of running School of the Holy Child. It touches every member of the community through academic programs, extracurricular activities and professional development.Gifts to the Annual Fund enable the school to respond to its highest priorities each year. Your donation continues the school’s mission. Every gift benefits each and every student. Gifts made to the Annual Fund are used to enhance academic programs, support scholarships and financial aid and provide funding for faculty development.

Your participation is a vote of confidence and support of our efforts to ensure Holy Child’s quality education. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps us to:
  • Continue attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and administrators
  • Sustain and increase student financial aid
  • Preserve Holy Child’s innovative programs

If you would like to make a gift to the Annual Fund, please click here or contact our Director of Institutional Giving Alexandra Bean at

Leadership Annual Giving Opportunities

  • Second Century Society: $25,000 and above
  • Founder’s Society: $15,000 - $24,999
  • Cornelia Connelly Society: $10,000 - $14,999
  • Holy Child Society: $7,500 - $9,999
  • Head of School Society: $5,000 – $7,499
  • St. Walburga’s Society: $3,500 - $4,999
  • 1904 Society: $1904 - $3,499

Giving FAQs

How much should I give to the Annual Fund?

Holy Child asks each family to make a gift that is meaningful to them. Every gift is significant. The level of community participation is as important as the actual amount given.

The Annual Fund helps to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student at Holy Child. The gap is around $3,200 per year, per student.

What is the difference between an Annual Fund Gift, a Capital Gift and a Planned Gift?

An Annual Fund gift is for unrestricted use and supports the school’s daily operations. A gift to the Annual Fund is payable within the school’s fiscal year.

Capital gifts are pledged over a specified amount of time to support a capital project. Our most recent Capital Campaign funded the major renovation of the campus, including the state-of-the-art Field House, Theatre and Design Studio for the E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering, and Design Initiatives for the Common Good.

A planned gift is a way to give to help Holy Child while securing the financial needs of your family and loved ones. Planned gifts may include a gift of a trust or annuity, stock, real estate, life insurance, naming Holy Child as a beneficiary in your pension plan or remembering the school in your will.

What is the difference between the Annual Fund and the Annual Gala & Auction?

The Gala & Auction is Holy Child’s signature event. While supporting the Gala & Auction is important, participating in the event is not the same as making a gift to the Annual Fund. A contribution to the Annual Fund sends a clear message to our community that our parents are dedicated to the mission of our school. While both resources are used to fund the everyday expenses of running the school, the Annual Fund is the best and most comprehensive way to support a sustainable, long-term investment in Holy Child.

Why is participation important?

Full participation in the Annual Fund by Trustees, Parents, Alumnae and Faculty demonstrates a sense of unity within the Holy Child community. It also indicates when seeking support from corporations, foundations, major donors and friends that those who are most connected to the school are committed. All gifts, no matter what the amount, are important.

Fundraising Events


School of the Holy Child's signature special events are a fun way to support our school, while enjoying the company of Holy Child community members, families and friends. We hope you will join us for this year's special events!


Annual Christmas Boutique & Luncheon
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y.

With Judith Dupre

Each year in December, School of the Holy Child, Rye hosts a Christmas Boutique & Luncheon to benefit the Maureen Alison McGrath ’78 Memorial Library. Maureen Alison McGrath was an alumna of Holy Child who died tragically too young. Her legacy lives on through the programs and services offered at our school’s library.

Originally created to support Holy Child’s programming and speaker series, the Christmas Boutique & Luncheon is now one of Holy Child’s signature events. Last year's record-breaking event drew over 300 guests to the Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y. Each year, the library luncheon features a female guest speaker who is a leader in her profession or community.

For more information about our annual Christmas Boutique & Luncheon, please contact Director of Special Events Toni Santangelo Archibald '76 at

30th Annual Benefit
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Holy Child Field House

One of the most celebrated evenings of the year is our Annual Benefit. The event brings together hundreds of guests to celebrate Holy Child and the fine young women who are a part of the school’s shining past, stellar present and bright future. More details about this year's exciting Benefit are forthcoming.

Laurentia Society


Planned Giving

The Laurentia Society is named in honor of Mother Mary Laurentia Dalton, SHCJ, '20, the first American member of the Society of Holy Child Jesus to be sent to West Africa in 1930, as well as the first American Superior General after Mother Cornelia Connelly. We thank members of the Laurentia Society who have included School of the Holy Child in their wills and/or estate plans.

If you are planning to make School of the Holy Child one of your beneficiaries, we encourage you to let us know, so that we can help you get the greatest possible satisfaction from your gift. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Giving at 914-967-2622, x236.

Matching Gifts


By applying for a matching gift through your employer, you can double or even triple your gift to School of the Holy Child. Please look for your employer in the the list of matching gift companies below to see if you can increase your gift this year! You may also check with your Human Resources Department if you do not see your employer on this list or need further details.

3M Foundation

Abbott Laboratories
AIG (American Intl Group)
Air Products and Chemicals
Alliance Capital Management
Altria/Phillip Morris
AMD/Adv. Micro Devices
Ameren Corporation
*American Express
American Electric Power
American International Group
American Standard Foundation
AON Corporation
*Arizona Republic/Gannett
Argonaut Group
Automatic Data Processing Inc. Auto Nation
Auto Owners Insurance
Avon Products
AXA Financial
Bank of America
Bank One
Bard Medical
Barnes Group
BAX Global
Baxter Healthcare
Best Foods
BF Goodrich Aerospace
Black & Decker Corporation
The Boeing Company
Burlington Nor. Santa Fe
Cable One
Cendant Corp
Charles Schwab Corp.
Circuit City
Citgo Petroleum

CAN (Insurance & Financial)
Coca-Cola Company
Compaq Computer
Countrywide FinancialDelta Air Lines
Dial Corp
Duetsche Bank
Dunn & Bradstreet
Eli Lily & Company
Enterprise Rent Car
Fannie Mae
Farmers Group (Insurance)
First Data
Follett Corporation
Ford Foundation
Fortune Brands
Frito Lay Corporation
Gap Stores
General Dynamics
General Electric
*General Mills
General Motors
Gillett Company
Glaxo SmithKline
Harris Trust
Hewlett Packard
Home Depot
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Household International
IKON Office Solutions
In-N-Out Burger
International Paper Company
ITW/Illinois Tool Work
John Hancock Life Ins. Co.
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chas
Kaplan Educational Centers

Lehman Brothers Investments
Lockheed Martin
Lowes Home Improvements
Macy’s West
March & McLennan
MassMutual Financial Insurance
MasterCard International
May Company
Mazda North America
McKesson (Phoenix)
Merrill Lynch
Met Life
Microsoft Corporation
Mitsubishi International
Mobil Retiree Program
Morgan Stanley
National Computer Systems
Neiman Marcus Group
Northern Trust
Northrup/General Signal
Northwest Airlines
Northwestern Mutual
OCE Digital Document Service
Oracle Corporation
*Pacific Life
Pearson NCS
Phelps Dodge
Piper Jaffray
Pitney Bowes
Procter & Gamble
Radio Shack
Rain for Rent
Ralston Purina

Robinson’s May
SAFECO Insurance
Sallie Mae
Salomon Smith Barney
Sara Lee Corporation
Shell Oil Company
Siemens Energy & Automation
Simplex Grinnell Fire System
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
Southwest Gas
Square D
Starwood Foundation
State Farm
Subaru of America
Sun Micro Systems
Texas Instruments
Time Warner
Toys R Us/ Babies R Us
Traveler’s Express
T. Rowe Price
Tyco International
UPS - United Parcel Service
United Space alliance
United Technologies
US Airways
US Bancorp
Vanguard Group
Vulcan Materials Company
Washington Group
Washington Mutual
Wells Fargo
Weyerhaeuser Company
Wrigley Mg. Co.
Wyeth Corporation
Yum Brands

Amazon Smile

To add Holy Child as your Amazon Smile benefactor go to:

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Holy Child every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Holy Child. To shop at simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping.

Which products on are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply.

Annual Fund Highlights

As of 5/4/17

Goal: $575,000

Total Raised to Date: $499,737
Total Donors: 580

Board of Trustees: 100%

Alumnae Board: 100%

Faculty & Staff: 100%

Parents: 61%

Alumnae: 11%

Parent Participation

As of 5/4/17

Goal: 100% Parent Participation

Total to Date: 61%

12th Grade: 59%

11th Grade: 68%

10th Grade: 59%

9th Grade: 52%

8th Grade: 84%

7th Grade: 67%

6th Grade: 67%

5th Grade: 100%

Annual Fund Highlights

As of 6/30/16

Goal: $525,000

Total Raised: $568,862
Total Donors: 616


Board of Trustees: 100%

Alumnae Board: 100%

Faculty & Staff: 88% (Up 31% from 2014-2015)

Parents: 64% (Up 9% from 2014-2015)

Alumnae: 13% (Doubled from 2014-2015)