Support the Annual Fund

This fall we welcomed a record 240 students to NPES, and while we continue to grow in numbers, our dedication to a common mission remains the same: helping our students develop self-discipline and confidence while instilling a lifelong love of learning.

As an independent school, we rely on the annual fund to help deliver an exceptional educational experience for our students that is not covered by tuition revenue. These gifts are fully tax deductible, allow for our competitive tuition rates that increase student enrollment, and help facilitate a culture of philanthropy that has long been part of the North Park community. Our students benefit every day from the generosity of donors who contribute to the annual fund.

How much should I give?
The gap between what tuition revenue covers and the kind of education we offer your children amounts to roughly $1,500 per student. Your tax-deductible contribution can make that difference. Your financial contribution to the annual fund supports the people and programs that make NPES an incredible place to educate children. Highly-motivated, creative, and talented teachers, small classes, superior library and instructional resources, technological advancements, and enriching arts are all funded, in part, by the annual fund.

The most important part is simply to give.  Every gift from a family leads us closer to our goal of 100% family participation. Your gift shows that you believe in our school and that we’re all in this together. Your participation matters.

How can I give?
There are several ways to give. Drop off a check or mail your gift to 2017 W Montrose, Chicago, IL 60618, or give online at the top of the page.

Can I designate my donation?
While we appreciate your eagerness to direct your gift toward a specific area of the school, we encourage supporters to make general gifts. Gifts toward general operating give leadership the opportunity to direct funds where they are needed most.  If you feel strongly about designating your gift, please contact Laura McCammack at mccammack@npeschool.org or 773-327-3144 ext. 217.

Do you accept matching gifts?
Of course! Many companies have matching-gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. When giving to North Park Elementary please request the necessary matching gift forms from your company and include them with your gift.

When is the best time to make a gift?
Making a gift before December 31st allows you to receive a tax deduction for the current year. Otherwise, we ask all gifts and pledge payments to be made before May 1st so we can use them during the current school year.

Can I make a tribute gift?
Yes! If you give to NPES in another’s name, the school will send the attributed donor a card or another form of recognition that is appropriate to the occasion.

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