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The Kent Annual Fund

Your gift to The Kent Annual Fund directly impacts the daily life of the School: students who seek to discover and create, teachers who inspire, and programs that provide extraordinary opportunities. Annual Fund gifts have an immediate effect – every $1 contributed to the Annual Fund equals the income available from $25 of endowment funds. 

The Annual Fund has two measures of success: total dollars contributed and the number of individuals who make a gift. While the total amount is essential to meeting the School’s needs, equally important is the number (percentage) of those who participate. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and welcomed. The Annual Fund year runs from July 1st through June 30th.

Your gift helps to:

  • Provide scholarship aid to 45% of our students 
  • Maintain small class size 
  • Attract and retain exceptional faculty by offering competitive compensation and professional development opportunities
  • Offer a full-range of extra-curricular opportunities in athletics, the visual and performing arts, science and technology

The 1906 Club

1906 clubSince Kent was founded in 1906, the School has benefited from the generous support of a community of donors committed to the School’s mission and well-being.
To recognize and honor our most outstanding donors to the Annual Fund, we are pleased to introduce The 1906 Club. Donors at this level make a tremendous impact – providing the resources to fund Kent’s financial aid program, to compensate Kent’s outstanding faculty, and to make possible the innovative programs that define the Kent experience.

Annual Giving Endowment (AGE) Fund

Some of Kent’s most loyal Annual Fund donors have chosen to ensure the continuation of their support by establishing an Annual Giving Endowment Fund (AGE Fund). An endowment gift of $25,000 is the “threshold” or minimal amount required to establish an AGE Fund. The annual draw (4%) generates a gift of approximately $1,000 or more to The Annual Fund under the donor’s name and Class banner every year thereafter, in perpetuity. In this way, your loyal and generous support will always be a part of Kent.  Learn more.