The Fund for Ursuline
What is the Fund for Ursuline?
The Fund for Ursuline provides Ursuline Academy with its most encompassing fundraising support. Alumnae, parents of current students, parents of alumnae, grandparents, friends, faculty, and staff all partner philanthropically to support the Academy’s ongoing operational expenses. Their combined gifts touch every aspect of the student experience.
Why is the Fund for Ursuline so important?
Our current students benefit every day!
Our current students are the direct beneficiaries of the Fund for Ursuline. Because the fund helps pay for the best faculty, new technology, campus improvements, and special programming, every facet of their Ursuline experience benefits from the Fund for Ursuline.
It helps us educate young women of all circumstances.
In fiscal year ‘22, the Fund for Ursuline raised nearly the equivalent of a $1,400 scholarship per student. Without this important philanthropic support, tuition would be higher, and an Ursuline education would be less accessible. A strong annual fund allows the Academy to fulfill St. Angela Merici's dream of educating young women of all circumstances.
Annual giving directly impacts the school’s operating budget.
Gifts to the Fund for Ursuline are put to use immediately to help cover the cost of operations and meet unexpected needs. Having this support allows us to keep our focus on our students and the Ursuline mission of providing educational excellence.
Senior Parent Gift Fund
An annual Ursuline tradition, the Senior Parent Gift program encourages parents of the graduating class to come together to honor their daughters with a collective gift to the school. This branch of the Fund for Ursuline allows our senior parents to make their mark on the school in a tangible way before their daughters graduate.
The Serviam Society
The Serviam Society recognizes philanthropic leadership giving to Ursuline Academy. The society includes donors who commit annual gifts totaling $1,000 or more to the Academy during a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Members of the Serviam Society are invited to a reception hosted by the Head of School and Board of Trustees each spring.
The Academy Patron Society
The Academy Patron Society recognizes donors who make gifts totaling $1 - $999 to Ursuline Academy during a fiscal year.
All donors are recognized in the appropriate giving circle in the Annual Report of Gifts. Corporate matching gifts are included in your total for recognition purposes.
Day of Giving
Each March, Ursuline Academy comes together on one day and goes All In for Ursuline! On this annual Day of Giving, we challenge ourselves to raise as many gifts as we can in 24 hours from all members of the Ursuline community: alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, faculty, students, and friends. Gifts support the Fund for Ursuline to provide critical support for all aspects of an Ursuline education. Each day, our students pray to be "all of one heart and one will" in their daily endeavors. On our Day of Giving, we challenge the entire Ursuline community to be of one heart and one will, and to join in with a spirit of philanthropy for our beloved Ursuline.
How can I help?
To benefit the 2022-23 Fund for Ursuline, make a gift online by June 30, 2023. If you prefer to send a check, mail it to Ursuline Academy, Director of Annual Giving, 85 Lowder St., Dedham MA, 02026.