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Annual Fund

Each year gifts to the Annual Fund from alumni, parents, and friends provide critical resources to bolster financial aid, faculty resources and development, academic programs, student activities, arts, and athletics.

Tuition does not cover the full cost to educate Choate students; the Annual Fund provides 10% of our operating budget each year. Those unrestricted, current-use funds give the School the flexibility it needs to address its most pressing issues.

Your gift means more than just dollars and cents. Your gift—at any level—signifies your belief in the transformative power of a Choate education.

In the Annual Fund, there is strength in numbers. Last year, gifts of $250 or less, added up to more than $300,000. In other words, your gift adds up to a big impact at School.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Annual Fund this year!


Did you know that you can designate your Annual Fund gift to an area that interests you?

Areas of Greatest Need

Give Choate the ability to apply your gift where it’s needed most.

Support Faculty

Honor faculty, past and present, by providing funding for professional and curricular development.

Support Financial Aid

Help a student who could not otherwise afford to attend Choate.

Support the Library

Enhance the library’s ever-changing collection of books, journals, and periodicals.

Support the Arts

Maintain and enhance the outstanding visual and performing arts programs.

Support Technology

Fund advanced technology to enhance the student experience in classrooms and beyond.

Support Athletics

Provide critical resources for all 81 of Choate’s inter-scholastic teams.

Annual Report on Giving

Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014

Annual Fund Staff

Heather Cordes
Director of the Annual Fund
(203) 697-2446

Carolyn Garibaldi
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
(203) 697-2517

Alex Murenia ’71
Leadership Gift Officer, Annual Fund
(203) 697-2378

Chris Reichart
Associate Director, Annual Fund
(203) 697-2553

Jen Christiansen
Annual Fund Data Coordinator
(203) 697-2389

Priti Kapoor
Volunteer Program Coordinator
(203) 697-2353