How Can You Support?
RHP serves students from grades 2 through 12 and share a common mission to create an inclusive and diverse educational environment to foster disciplined minds, sound character, healthy bodies, and creative spirits. Philanthropy enables us to empower our students to explore, learn, and grow. Philanthropy in action is modeled daily by our families who donate their time through volunteering, board members who lend their advice and expertise, and our faculty and staff who go above and beyond to ensure our schools foster a learning environment that encourages curiosity and diversity of thought.
Each school day, we open our doors and champion the plethora of opportunities offered to our students, which include a comprehensive athletics program, various offerings in the arts, a cutting-edge curriculum, outdoor education, student-led activities, and more. Such programs are supported by our dedicated faculty as well as tuition revenue, however, we are heavily dependent on the generosity of our families and community members to sustain and grow these initiatives.
The Husky Fund
The Husky Fund is the primary source of income for RHP aside from tuition revenue. Contributions to the Husky Fund allow us to maintain and grow our diverse student body through financial assistance, help fund our outdoor education program, and support our encouraging and competitive athletics program. Each year administrators, faculty, staff, board members, parents/guardians, and community members are asked to pledge support for our students and our school's mission by making a tax-deductible gift to the Husky Fund.
This year’s Husky Fund will also address specific needs within our budget including:
- Technology upgrades in the classroom
- Enrichment of STEM curriculum
- The final phase of REACH playground funding
- Professional development
Why is 100% participation so important?
Striving for and reaching 100% participation demonstrates that our community is strong, united, and deserving of support. In addition to asking our community to support our great work, we seek outside resources as well, including support from foundations, corporations, and community friends. These potential funders often want to see strong support from within our school community before they partner with us. Our faculty and staff give 100% each year and that sends a powerful message to all.
How and When You Can Contribute to the Husky Fund
Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all gifts to our schools are tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 95-3735164. We accept donations via cash, check, credit card, and stock.
Husky Fund gifts are utilized in the fiscal year during which they are donated. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. Gifts made early in the school year enable us to plan and appropriately allocate such funds to our operating budget as needed. Gifts to the Husky Fund are designated in the following ways:
The Husky Fund
These unrestricted gifts are our highest priority and allow us to address our areas of greatest need within RHP.
The Scholarship Fund
Gifts to our Scholarship Fund allow us to attract deserving and diverse students who show the potential to maximize the opportunities and experiences offered by our school.
The Athletic Fund benefits our robust athletics program, including more than 20 team sports in Middle and Upper School. Gifts to this fund allow us to recruit top coaching talent, purchase uniforms and equipment for our athletes, and support the financial needs of each team.
Named and Honorary Funds
Over the course of our school history, we have been fortunate to have numerous students, teachers, administrators, and community members who have had a transformative impact on our community. In some cases, we have decided to establish named funds to honor these significant contributors that we have lost or moved on from our schools.
Andy Williamson Scholarship Fund
After losing our beloved teacher Andy Williamson in June 2017, we established the Andy Williamson Scholarship Fund in his memory. We invite our community to donate to this fund as we remember Andy and his “Stay Gold” approach to teaching and life. In addition to the scholarship fund, Andy is memorialized on campus with a lemon tree and outdoor reflection area for our community to enjoy.
The McCormack Fund for Financial Assistance
Peter McCormack was our beloved head of school for 25 years and sought to establish and maintain numerous standards and traditions within our community prior to his retirement in 2018. This fund was established to recognize his many years of dedication that helped form a solid community of caring families and individuals.
Adam Z. Rice Memorial Theater
Adam Z. Rice was a memorable RHP student and active performing artist who brought light to every corner of our schools. After graduating from our school in 2011, he went on to pursue performing arts at Berkeley prior to his tragic passing in 2014. The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Performing Arts Center is a project dedicated to preserving Adam’s memory well into the future.
Amy Woolington Scholarship Fund
Supported by friends and family of Amy Woolington '03, the Scholarship Fund accepts donations to support tuition and fees for a deserving RHP student in Amy’s name.
The Visual and Performing Arts Fund
Gifts to the Visual and Performing Arts Fund support the essential arts-focused element of our curriculum. Our Visual and Performing Arts program offers a safe environment for our students to explore their creative processes and work towards creative independence.
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