Tenacre is a small close-knit community where every student and every family is known and valued. Tenacre parents are involved in all aspects of the life of the school and give in many different and meaningful ways. We take pride in the fact that all of our families make a difference at Tenacre by giving of their time, talent, and treasure.
Like most independent schools, Tenacre is funded through tuition income, endowment income and annual unrestricted contributions. Voluntary contributions to the Annual Fund are an essential component of the school's budget and help to bridge the 25% gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating a child at Tenacre. Giving to the Annual Fund presents a special opportunity for all in our community– current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends – to come together to have an immediate impact on the school. Every gift - of every size - makes a difference!
In September 2015, Tenacre launched the At the Forefront Campaign. This significant fundraising initiative is dedicated to securing funds to enhance our facilities and endow our people and programs. By meeting the needs and opportunities of both our current community and those who will come to Tenacre in the future, this Campaign will keep Tenacre “at the forefront” of elementary education for many years to come.
Tenacre has been fortunate to enjoy generous philanthropic support for generations. We appreciate and thank all in our community for your past support. Every gift – of time, talent or treasure – makes possible everything that is extraordinary about Tenacre.