For 180 years, The Pennington School has challenged its students to strive for individual excellence in the classroom, on the stage and the playing fields, in the studio, and in the community.
The Pennington Fund is the cornerstone of all fundraising at Pennington, and provides annual, unrestricted, and flexible dollars for key programs and priorities, and the funding to address unforeseen needs throughout the year. Gifts to the Pennington Fund support our overall growth and success as an academic institution and can be directed to eight different priority areas: Arts; Athletics; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives; the Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning; Faculty Professional Development; Financial Aid; or where needed most.
Daily life at Pennington has changed over the years, but our values remain the same. And each year, Pennington must sustain our current offerings as well as continually build for the future. Contributions to the Pennington Fund help make this possible.
Participation is what matters most, and we ask every family, each year, to make the Pennington Fund the priority in their giving to the School. Last year, gifts from current families ranged from $5 to $50,000. We ask that you make a gift at a level that is meaningful for your family.
1838 Society: Leadership Giving Levels
John Knox Shaw Society
$50,000 or more
$35,000 to $49,999
$25,000 to $34,999
Old Main Society
$10,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$2,500 to $4,999
Chair of the Board Society
$1,000 to $2,499
Young Alumni Leadership Society
$250+ (graduates of the past ten years)