The US Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support faculty compensation and professional development, enabling US to attract and retain highly talented teachers and to develop promising, young talent.  Since US teachers and coaches directly impact each boy’s daily experience, caring for them is our highest priority.  Thank you for making it your priority too! 

2016-2017 Goal: $3.1 million
  • Since 2007, US has moved from the bottom quartile for faculty salaries among peer schools to the leader in the region

  • Average cost of a professional development experience is $1,750

  • Over the past five years 112 faculty have participated in at least one professional development experience

  • Faculty have had experiences in over 60 cities, in 11 countries on 6 continents in the last seven years

Get Involved!  Join the more than 150 parents, alumni, and friends who volunteer for the Annual Fund each year.  For more information, contact Annual Fund Director Suzanne Gaul at or 216-292-2147.
Having had the opportunity to learn from outstanding teachers in college and as a graduate student, I’ve found that the faculty at US is truly in a class of its own.  My teachers at US took a personal, genuine and active interest in my success and that of my classmates, and in doing so made a lasting positive impact on all of us.
Brent D. Ballard, Jr. '06
Middlebury College '10
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business '15

What University School means to our faculty


Give Day - Feb. 14, 2017

Annual Fund Office

Suzanne Gaul
Director of the Annual Fund
(216) 292-2147

Kaitlin Heisler
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund
(216) 292-2156

Teresa Bell
Annual Fund Assistant
(216) 292-2147

Connie Waxman
Annual Fund Associate
(216) 831-1984 x7319

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216.321.8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
Phone: 216.831.2200
University School serves 870 boys in grades K-12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.