Annual Fund

With your support and generosity, we hope to exceed our 2017-18 budgeted goal of $830,000 in the Annual Fund. Please consider a gift -- of any size -- and make a difference in the lives of our students and faculty.


Every gift will make a huge difference and help to inspire other donors in the future. Participation in the Annual Fund is an indicator of the value our community places on educational experiences and it is a gage by which overall support for the Academies is measured when applying for grants.

Thank you to the 2017-18 Annual Fund Chairs:
Ms. Karen Avery ’83, Alumnae
Mr. Barnaby Bullard ’89, Alumni
Mrs. Carol Conners O’Brien ’51 and Mr. Michael J. O’Brien ’50, P’77, ’79, ’80, ’85, ‘GP ’04, ‘18 ’19, ’21, ’25, '26 Grandparents 
Ms. Jillian LeFevre '07 and Mr. Brandon LeFevre '05, Pace Setters
Mr. Buckmaster de Wolf and Ms. Rosemary Ratcliff P’18, ’21, ‘21, Parents
Mr. Sidney "Chip" Stein and Ms. Ilene Stein P'05, '05, Past Parents
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund covers the budget gap between tuition and the total cost of providing a superior educational experience for Academy students. That gap is derived through the generosity of our alumni, alumnae, parents, past parents, friends, grandparents, corporations and foundations.

By making a gift to the Annual Fund, you can help ensure that financial circumstances do not stand in the way of an Academy education.
Why is the Annual Fund important?
The Annual Fund helps pay for everything! Your gift supports not only the necessities of day-to-day operations like books and supplies; it also supports the people and programs that make a difference for Academy students. It provides for faculty salaries and professional development for curricular and program development, and for outstanding programs in writing, the arts, athletics and community service.
How can you make a difference?

Many donors see their gift to the Academies as a means of "giving back." They believe that supporting our schools through a charitable gift is a way of expressing gratitude for how the Academy prepared them or their children to be successful in life. Others give because they see the value of an independent school education and want to ensure that the 200-year legacy of our school continues for future generations of Academy students.

In determining how you can make a difference in this year’s Annual Fund, please consider these important factors:
  • We strive for 100% participation -- this is critical evidence to outside funders that our own community believes in our mission.
  • By increasing our participation to NAIS average participation rates, we would increase dollars raised by 27%.
  • You can make the difference by helping close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating our students, about $1,300 per student.
  • Every dollar does make a difference, no matter how large or how small.
  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal Amount $830,000.00
Current $473,230.00
As of Date 3/6/2018
Start Date 7/1/2017
End Date 6/30/2018
As part of the Capital Campaign, we also seek to raise $5 million in Annual Fund (an average of $1 million each fiscal year from 2016 - 2020).

The Albany Academies

The Albany Academy: 135 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.427.7016 

Albany Academy for Girls: 140 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.463.5096

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center: 93 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2414 Fax: 518.429.2380

Our Mission

Who We Are: The Albany Academies—The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls—develop capable and confident students through single-gender education in the Lower and Middle School, and through coordinate education in the Upper School.

What We Do: Employing individualized and positive education, The Albany Academies provide students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership and success in the creative, entrepreneurial century that lies ahead.