Giving

Horizon Fund

Horizon Fund: Our Annual Giving Campaign

Marin Horizon School students are engaged, independent thinkers who have a true sense of their place in the world, take responsibility for their actions, and care deeply about how they affect their environment and the people around them. Our students are lifelong learners with a passion for the pursuit of knowledge. At Marin Horizon, we make a difference in children’s lives so they can make a difference in their world.
Your gift to the Horizon Fund supports the school's day-to-day operations, from teacher salaries and tuition assistance to professional development and classroom supplies. Everyone in our community benefits from the Horizon Fund!

Horizon Fund FAQ

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Horizon Fund?

    This annual giving campaign is the foundation of our fundraising efforts. Like most independent schools, and even many public schools now, we ask current parents and relatives, trustees, alumni families, friends, and supporters of the school to contribute to this yearly unrestricted campaign.
  • Where do Horizon Fund donations go?

    The Horizon Fund allows Marin Horizon to be flexible and responsive to yearly budgeting needs, and supports everything from teacher salaries and tuition assistance to professional development and classroom supplies. Everyone in our community benefits from the Horizon Fund.
  • How much should I give?

    This is a very personal decision. While the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating a child is $2400, we receive and appreciate gifts at every level. In addition to financial goals, we also hope to achieve 100% participation from families, Board, faculty and staff. We ask that each family give at a meaningful level.
  • What’s the difference between the Annual Art Auction and the Horizon Fund?

    Funds raised at the annual auction also support general operating expenses and also help us close the gap between tuition and expenses. This is another wonderful, fun way to support Marin Horizon School.
  • Why don’t you just raise tuition?

    Raising tuition would make Marin Horizon tuition inaccessible for many families. Additionally, gifts to the Horizon Fund are fully tax-deductible, whereas tuition is not.
  • What are the different levels of giving?

    Giving Circles
    Leadership Giving Circles
    Headlands Circle $20,000+
    Tamalpais Circle $10,000-$19,999
    Horizon Circle $5,000-$9,999
    1977 Founders Circle $1,977-$4,999

    Giving Clubs
    Wildcat Club $1,000-$1,976
    Homestead Valley Club $500-$999
    Friends of Marin Horizon Up to $499
Non-discrimination policy: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, gender identification, disability or other category protected by law.