Tuition alone can’t keep up with the rising costs of healthcare or keep pace with competitive salaries and benefits, we need unrestricted donor dollars to help us sustain the level of teaching a Whitby education requires.
The Whitby Fund allows us to be nimble and responsive when innovation calls or disruptive ideas create opportunities to increase the impact and value of the education we provide – all while maintaining our commitment to fiscal responsibility. We view the Whitby Fund as venture capital and invest it in growing our capacity, strengthening our position, and expanding our impact.
Whitby is well known as a thought leader in independent school education. While our triple accreditation is unique, in and of itself, the fact that we have eight IB facilitators on our faculty –it’s an honor for a school to have just one – means that we are not only shaping Whitby, we’re shaping our entire industry.
Gifts to the Whitby Fund do so much more than fund programs. Gifts to the Whitby Fund shape our future. As we look towards our next expansion, as we contemplate who we could be a year or two from now, we look at the Whitby Fund and the participation of our families to determine just how far we can go. To those of you who give each year, thank you. You have helped shape who we are today and your continued support guides our thinking about tomorrow.
We pay tuition to get a job done; we make a gift to the Whitby Fund to say thank you when the job’s been done well. Your gift to the Whitby Fund let’s our faculty know you believe in them, you appreciate the work they do, and you want them to do even more year after year!