Heron Annual Fund

Like all independent schools, Gunston relies on the generous support of its alumni, parents, and friends to supplement the revenue generated by tuition and endowment funds. This support, whether it comes in the form of yearly contributions to The Heron Annual Fund or as capital, endowment, or planned gifts, enables Gunston to meet annual operating expenses as well as longer-term strategic institutional needs. Contributions to The Heron Annual Fund are critical to maintaining and developing our programmatic offerings and ensuring that both our faculty and student body have all of the necessary resources to excel both in and out of the classroom. Giving to Gunston is a way to demonstrate your support of the school, its mission, and the community of learners that we have created here on the banks of the Corsica River. Thank you for your support.


A Gunston education requires funding beyond that which tuition can provide. Contributions to The Heron Annual Fund, Gunston’s annual giving program, have an immediate and positive impact on our students, faculty, and programs. Your yearly gifts to The Heron Annual Fund help our community:

  • Prepare our students intellectually for life after Gunston
  • Develop personal character and integrity
  • Provide diverse opportunities for creative learning in music, theatre, the arts, and athletics
  • Promote global awareness and a respect for diversity
  • Inspire future leaders of our community and our world.

Participation is the key to every successful annual giving program. Our goal is for every person whose life has been touched by Gunston to participate by making a gift of personal significance. By making Gunston one of your family’s top philanthropic priorities, you demonstrate the depth of your passion for our school, which enables us to be more competitive in attracting funds from organizations outside of the Gunston family. Your contributions reflect a belief in, and an enthusiasm for, Gunston’s mission, and signifies your confidence in us as a school worthy of your support.

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