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 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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.

How does this year’s matching gift work?
Between now and Thanksgiving, you can double the impact of your Horizon Fund donation, thanks to a very generous group of Marin Horizon parents.  During this period, if you give more than your previous gift, your increase will be matched. First-time donors will have your entire gift matched. 

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’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.

When you give to the Horizon Fund, you challenge, inspire and encourage our students to fulfill their potential. Gifts of all sizes add up to significant support for the school and our goal is 100% parent participation. We hope you will make the Horizon Fund your giving priority this year.

To make a gift now, please click here. You can even opt to spread out your gift over the year, with monthly installments. And don’t forget that many companies offer matching gift programs – an easy way to instantly increase the value of your gift! Contributions are received throughout the school year (July 1-June 30) and are recognized in our Annual Report, which is published the following fall. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.

If you have questions, please contact Aubyn Demian, Director of Development at 415.388.8408, ext. 230. Thank you!