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Development and Alumnae Relations

As a not-for-profit, independent School, Lincoln relies on annual gifts to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of a Lincoln education. Donations from parents, alumnae, faculty/staff, corporations and foundations, and friends fill this annual operating gap of $1,500 per student. In addition, fundraising for special capital projects, such as the Faxon Farm Renovation, endowment for the School, and special programs are vital to furthering Lincoln's mission as our nation's only all-girls' Quaker school. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters for their investment in Lincoln students now and in the future. All gifts to Lincoln are tax deductible.

The Development and Alumnae Relations Department directs fundraising and alumnae relations in support of Lincoln's distinctive educational mission. The department works in partnership with Lincoln's Board of Trustees, the Alumnae Association, and the Annual Fund and Development Committees, which are comprised of parents, alumnae and friends, to make Lincoln the best it can be. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact Adrienne Morris, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations.

Ways to get involved:

Lincoln School Annual Fund Campaign:
Annual giving is the most important way Lincoln's friends and families can advance Lincoln's mission and programs.  More than 1,000 parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, faculty, staff, grandparents, relatives and friends of Lincoln School currently donate to the Annual Fund, which generates 8.9% of Lincoln's net operating revenue. Thanks to the generosity of the Lincoln community, the Fund has experienced significant growth in the past five years.  In 2011-12, the Annual Fund goal is $660,000, and each and every gift to the fund makes a difference in the daily lives of Lincoln students.  Strong participation from parents and alumnae also helps Lincoln compete for grants from foundations and corporations and leverage support from other donors.  For more information about the Annual Fund, please click here.

Light Up Lincoln:
Light Up Lincoln is the school's annual benefit to support need-based scholarships.  The 2011-12 event will be held on April 21, 2012.  This celebratory evening is a fun night out, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy mingling with parents, alumnae, faculty/staff, and friends of Lincoln.  The event features dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and a wine sale.  If you are interested in joining the Light Up Lincoln Planning Committee, please contact Joyce Botelho, Assistant Director of Development and Alumnae Relations.

Special Projects and Endowment:
Lincoln benefits from designated gifts and grants to support student financial aid; new academic initiatives; programs in athletics, music and art; capital improvements; and to build our endowment for student financial aid, faculty support, and program support. Current funding priorities include the renovation of Faxon Farm, student financial aid, faculty development funding, and support of new academic technology.  For more information about special initiatives, please click here.

Planned Giving:
Planned gifts such as bequests and charitable gift annuities are a vital investment in Lincoln's future, fostering our educational mission and commitment to excellence for years to come. For donors, they are attractive because, in addition to providing vital support to the School, they can result in significant tax savings for donors and their families. 

Alumnae Relations:
The Alumnae Relations Program guided by the Alumnae Association ensures that Lincoln alumnae have a vital and meaningful connection to Lincoln, the leadership of the School, and Lincoln students. With more than 3,500 alumnae worldwide, graduates are a vital part of our School, serving in important leadership roles and promoting its educational legacy. Alumnae programs include alumnae networking events, regional events, Reunion Weekend (October 14-15, 2011), alumnae awards, legacy events, the Lincoln Magazine, the Lincoln School Alumnae Facebook page, LinkedIn, and the Online Alumnae Community.

Staff and Contact Information

Please contact Adrienne Morris, Director of Development, for more information on how to get involved and support Lincoln School through these programs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Adrienne C. Morris, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations
Ext. 3118, amorris@lincolnschool.org

Joyce Botelho, Assistant Director of Development and Alumnae Relations
Ext. 3127, jbotelho@lincolnschool.org

Stephanie Calat DiPrete '89, Special Events and Parent Relations Manager
Ext. 3163, sdiprete@lincolnschool.org

Sarah Garrison, Communications Manager
Ext. 3158, sgarrison@lincolnschool.org

Naydine Gergora Rock '76, Development & Alumnae Relations Associate
Ext. 3126, nrock@lincolnschool.org


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