What Does Your Contribution to the Annual Fund Support?

Faculty Excellence.

From the Annual Fund Chair

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the entire University School community, we surpassed our $3.2 million Annual Fund goal.  Your tremendous support allows US to continue to recruit, develop, and retain outstanding faculty, staff, and coaches.  Thank you again for all you do for US.


Robert L. Hartford III ‘87
2017-2018 Annual Fund Chair
2017-2018 Goal: $3.2 million

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.

  • 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.

    We Did It!


    Annual Fund Leaders

    2017-2018 Annual Fund Chair
    Robert L. Hartford III ‘87
    2017-2018 Tower Society Chair
    Andrew L. Kline ‘94
    2017-2018 Parent Chairs
    Rebecca and David Heller
    (Ben ’16 and Sam ’21)

    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

    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 Director Suzanne Gaul at sgaul@us.edu or 216-292-2147.

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