Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund 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.


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Annual Fund Staff

Heather Cordes
Director of Leadership & Annual Giving
(203) 697-2446

Sheldon Keegan
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
(203) 697-2517


Chris Reichart
Senior Associate Director,
Reunion & Annual Giving
(203) 697-2553

Ethan McDonnell
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
(203) 697-2360

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

Priti Kapoor
Volunteer Program Coordinator
(203) 697-2353

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.

Academic Programs

Fund innovation and excellence across all academic disciplines.


Maintain and enhance the outstanding visual and performing arts programs.


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


Provide funding to help our faculty remain at the forefront of their fields through professional and curricular development.

Financial Aid

Help change the lives of students who could not otherwise afford to attend Choate.

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Health & Wellness

Help students create habits that will ensure their intellectual, physical and mental well-being throughout their lives.


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