Heron Annual Fund

The Heron Fund not only bridges the gap between tuition and what it actually costs to give each student the highly personalized experience we are known for, but this year, it is going to help us keep our doors open and our community safe. 

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Nicole Wagner and Isabelle Requena ’23

Nicole Wagner,  P ’23

The Riddle Family, P'21

Why We Give: Bess & Ralph Riddle, P’21

The Duvall Family, P'22

The Duvall Family ’22

The Gunston School isn’t just a school, we are a community that highly values each and every one of its members. That strong sense of community and support begins the moment your student steps foot on campus for the first time, which is why we worked so hard to have an in-person orientation and an Embarkation ceremony. That special Gunston tradition and rite of passage was something we felt was owed to our new students. 

The past eight months have presented many, many challenges more complex than anything Gunston has ever dealt with in our 109-year history. Extensive infrastructure upgrades, professional development and technological upskilling for staff and faculty, the addition of a full-time Nurse, and increased financial aid for our families are just some of the unbudgeted costs that would not have been possible without donations to the Heron Annual Fund. 

Donating to the Heron Fund in someone's honor is a great way to show your appreciation. Perhaps you are donating in honor of your favorite teacher, or someone at Gunston who has made a difference in your life, or an individual who has gone above and beyond during this time of crisis. Maybe the donation is to honor YOUR student and their resilience. 

Whatever the reason, and whoever the person, let us know in the form and we will reach out and let this person know how much they mean to you. Please indicate whether or not we can share this story on social media and our website. 

Giving Levels

Mary Middleton Society
$10,000 and above

Eastern Shore Club
$5,000 - $9,999

1911 Council
$1,000 - $4,999

Headmaster's Circle
$500 - $999

Corsica Fellows
$100 - $499

Green & White Team
up to $99

Online Giving