Annual Giving

A Culture of Giving

Within The Hun School community we have a great many individuals who are excited by knowledge, new experiences, and challenging opportunities.  We derive much of our collective energy from their enthusiasm and ambition.  Similarly, many of us are just as eager to be of service in our community.  Students, faculty, parents and alumni pour hours of volunteer time into their communities and thankfully, into the School as well. 

A thriving community service program offers students and faculty opportunities to volunteer together and share in the experience and education of service.  Parents and alumni swarm the School offering assistance in the classroom, special projects, and in support of co-curricular programs.  Our community places great value on the act of giving.  Generosity is present in so many ways on Edgerstoune Road, including in the form of financial support. 

We think it is important to keep education afford­able and accessible. We also think it is important to partner with our parents, alumni and friends to provide the best education possible. This sense of community involvement and commitment is at the heart of the School’s mission.

There are many ways to support The Hun School philanthropically, but the Hun Fund is the School first fundraising priority.  Each year, The Hun School appeals to alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends to support the annual giving campaign that is known as the Hun Fund. 

Methods of Giving

Give Online (Secure)

Give by Phone (609) 921-7600, extension 2130

Give by Mail
The Hun Fund
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Pledge or Monthly Billing
Rather than making an outright cash gift, you may prefer to spread out the payments for up to three years on a schedule convenient to you. A pledge may allow you to contribute more significantly than might otherwise be possible, while extending tax advantages over a period of several years. You may also request that we bill your credit card monthly.

Giving Stock
Giving the School gifts of appreciated stock is convenient and is beneficial for tax purposes.  For information on giving stock to The Hun School, please contact Leslie Duffy, director of annual fund.

Unrestricted Gifts

Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a student at The Hun School.  Like most independent schools, we rely on the generosity and spirit of our community to enhance the our ability to build and sustain a team of gifted faculty, provide innovative programs and attract a diverse student body. Gifts to the Hun Fund are unrestricted funds that are crucial to the School as it strives to provide an exemplary education for all students.

Proceeds from the Hun Fund go toward bridging the gap and are used in conjunction with endowment income to ensure a balanced operating budget from year to year. As unrestricted funds, they give us the flexibility to allocate resources where they are needed most during the current school year. By making a gift to the Hun Fund, you are helping to perpetuate Hun's unique educational experience.

Matching Gifts

The Hun School receives thousands of dollars each year thanks vital donor-employee partnerships in the form of matching gift programs. Many companies will happily match (up to three times) philanthropic contributions made by their employees. Don’t miss the opportunity to maximize the impact of your gift on Hun School students and faculty. Please request a matching gift form from your employer and forward it to The Hun School. They will be glad you asked! ...and we will take care of the rest!

Click here for the matching gift search page.

Tax Advantages

Making gifts to charitable institutions, like The Hun School, have tax benefits each year by reducing your income tax liability.  Please consider your annual contributions with a qualified tax professional, however each gift giving opportunity to the Hun School will lower your debt to the IRS.  Consider structuring the amount and timing of your gifts to make the best use of tax incentives available each year. The higher your tax rate, the more your gifts will save you.

Year End Giving

The Hun School’s fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th each year.  However, many donors are conscious of the benefits of giving before January 1st each year.  Only gifts made by December 31st (processed credit cards or checks postmarked) can help reduce the amount of taxes owed the following April.  The Office of Institutional Advancement remains open each year during this time for your convenience.  

Additional Opportunities to Give

Please contact Andrew Hamlin, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement, (609) 921-7600, extension 2115.

  • Scholarships
  • Endowment
  • Planned Giving
  • Gifts from Retirement Funds
  • Naming Opportunities

Contact Us

Andrew Hamlin

Assistant Headmaster for Advancement

School Extension 2215

Leslie Duffy

Director of the Annual Fund
School Extension 2130

Janine Vanisko '83

Director of Alumni Relations and Young Alumni Giving
School Extension 2241

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Red and Black Society

  • Edgerstoune Circle
    ($50,000)
  • Founder's Circle
    ($25,000 - $49,999)
  • Russell Circle
    ($15,000 - $24,999)
  • Headmaster's Circle
    ($10,000 - $14,999)
  • Benefactors
    ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • Patrons
    ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Centennial Circle
    ($1,914 - $2,499)
  • Members
    ($1,000 - $1,913)

Young Alumni
Red and Black Society

  • 1 - 4 years since graduation
    ($100)
  • 5 -7 years since graduation
    ($250)
  • 8 - 10 years since graduation
    ($500)
  • 11 - 13 years since graduation
    ($750)
  • 14 - 16 years since graduation
    ($1000)