You Did It!

During the 2019-2020 year, the US community went Above & Beyond for teachers and students in an incredible show of support. We have a remarkable community of alumni, parents, faculty, and staff who share a deep commitment to our school.  Because of all of your generosity and support, we have surpassed our goal of 1,000 new and increased gifts, and we have reached our goal of providing $3.25 million in support of our mission.  

The US Annual Fund supports faculty compensation and professional development, enabling US to attract, develop, and retain outstanding teachers.  
Along with providing competitive salaries for teachers, the Annual Fund supports faculty grants, so teachers can pursue professional development opportunities that contribute significantly to their growth in their area of service.  These awards support a wide range of activities such as conferences and workshops, curriculum development projects, graduate studies, or independent projects to study or write.  They can take place locally or across the globe.

The Impact of your Gift

  • Over the past decade, US has increased faculty compensation by $1.25 million, moving from the bottom quartile among our peer schools to the regional leader; $1 million of that increase came from Annual Fund growth

  • Over the past six years, 112 faculty have participated in at least one professional development experience.  These experiences took place in more than 60 cities, in 11 countries on 6 continents.

  • Over the past three years, US has increased professional development funds by almost 50%

    This progress would not have been possible without the generous support of our community!  Help us continue the positive trajectory by making an Annual Fund gift in support of US faculty.


    as of 06/30/2020

    Annual Fund Leaders

    2019-2020 Annual Fund Chair
    Jeff Malbasa ’99
    2019-2020 Tower Society Chair
    Mitch Stein '01
    2019-2020 Parent Chairs
    Caroline and Mitch Borrow
    (Jack '20)

    Annual Fund Office

    Ben Malbasa '96
    Director of the Annual Fund
    (216) 292-2147

    Hannah Kish
    Annual Fund Coordinator
    (216) 292-2156 

    Teresa Bell
    Annual Fund Assistant
    (216) 292-2157

    Tower Society Giving Levels

    List of 2 frequently asked questions.

    • Leadership Giving Circles

      Founders $50,000+ 
      Anderson $25,000-$49,999
      Peters $18,900-$24,999
      McKinley $10,000-$18,899
      Maroon & Black $5,000-$9,999
      Main $2,000-$4,999
    • Young Alumni Tower Society

      2001-2005 $1,000+
      2006-2010 $500+
      2011-2015 $250+
      2016 $100+
      2017 $75+
      2018 $50+
      2019 $25+

    Stock Gift Options

    Get Involved!

    Join the more than 200 parents, alumni, and friends who volunteer for the Annual Fund each year.  For more information, contact Annual Fund Coordinator Hannah Kish at or 216-292-2147.

    Maximize your gift!

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