The Annual Fund

What is the Annual Fund?

  • The Montrose School Annual Fund supports every facet of a Montrose education.
  • The Annual Fund helps close the gap of $3,238 per student for essential student and faculty programs not covered by tuition income 
  • Its success is vital to meeting the school's annual operating expenses.
  • It supports the $1.75 million in need-based tuition assistance provided annually. 
  • An Annual Fund gift can be of any amount. Participation is important and shows the support of our community. 
  • Leadership gifts ($1,000+) make up 80% of the Annual Fund each year and are critical to reaching our goal.
  • The Annual Fund Goal for 2023-2024 is $450,000
  • All unrestricted gifts to the School are considered Annual Fund gifts.
  • The Annual Fund runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. 

Annual Fund Parent Chairs: Colleen & Todd Cassler P '24

Colleen and Todd joined Montrose 6 years ago, as their daughter Kenzie entered 6th grade. 
They have agreed to be the 2023-2024 Annual Fund Parent Council chairs after witnessing firsthand how important the Annual Fund is when the school had to face unexpected COVID-related expenses. This included physical changes to the campus, technology upgrades, personal safety equipment, as well as increased dollars for financial aid to families.

Participation in the Annual Fund plays a critical role, as foundations and other organizations examine parent and alumnae participation when considering large grants and other donations to the School.  

Thank you to our 2023-2024 Annual Fund Parent Council!

6th Grade
Paola Favaretto & Atul Suri
Lucia Sobrin & Jose Florez 
7th Grade
Lisa & Scott O'Brien
Luli & Antonio Martinez
8th Grade
Kate & Todd Gebski
Barbara & Jack Li
9th Grade
Shweta & Nirav Patel
Laura & Rob Surdel
10th Grade
Laura & John Kheir
Curran Murphy-Chickering & Troy Chickering
11th Grade
Jenn & Mike Cronin
Caren Demello & Carlton Vaz
12th Grade
Colleen & Todd Cassler
Heather Osborne & Justin Grigg

Colleen & Todd Cassler P '24

What we love most about Montrose is the welcoming and inclusive parent and student environment. This really sets Montrose apart from other schools. Montrose truly calls girls to greatness in a way that is unique to every student, and we have seen our daughter Kenzie blossom in ways we would have never imagined.

We encourage families to consider making the School one of their philanthropic priorities.

Development & Alumnae Office

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Magdalena Horsburgh

    Magdalena Horsburgh 

    Associate Director of Development & Alumnae
    (508) 359-2423 x344
  • Photo of Beatrice Farr

    Beatrice Farr 

    Development Coordinator
    (508) 359-2423 x312
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