Why is your gift to the Mustang Fund important?

The Mustang Fund is the largest source of philanthropic revenue for the school. Fundraising events, like the auction, also help to support the school’s operating expenses. Together, these resources fuel the learning that distinguishes an exceptional educational programs.


The Impact You Make

A gift to the Fund is the most important gift parents can make to the school. The Mustang Fund is vital to ensuring the continued excellence of our children’s Episcopal Day experience and enriches it by:
  • supporting our resources for recruiting and retaining excellent faculty and staff
  • solidifying our commitment to diversity by enhancing our tuition assistance program
  • honoring our commitment to staying on the leading edge of advances in educational technology, curriculum, and instruction

The Fund will continue to ensure the high quality of our exceptional programs during the COVID-19 pandemic through:
  • providing additional teacher professional development for distance learning
  • supporting the purchase of equipment for COVID-19 safety and social distance protocols, such as air filters and classroom furniture consistent with required protocols
  • supporting the recruitment of additional faculty/ staff required to supervise the student cohorts in each grade, and help support their health and safety

All proceeds from the Mustang Fund are used to support the ongoing operational expenses of the school as needed in the current year or in future years.


Meet the Team

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Rakhee Kaushik

    Rakhee Kaushik 

    Director of Development

FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • How is the Mustang Fund money spent?

    The Mustang Fund supports our faculty and our programs. Salaries and benefits represent 68% of Episcopal Day’s operating expenses, which is in line with the national average. The Mustang Fund supports all the operations of the school including the financial aid program. About 11% of our students receive financial aid.
  • Is my gift tax-deductible?

    Yes. Episcopal Day is a nonprofit organization recognized as tax exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Your charitable gift is fully tax deductible as defined by the IRS. Tickets, auction items and gifts in kind may or may not be fully tax deductible under certain circumstances.
  • What is an appropriate contribution?

    All gifts ensure an exceptional experience for every student, in each class. The size of the gift depends on individual means, and a gift from every family is our goal! All gifts are greatly appreciated.

    We are an economically diverse community and each family is asked to thoughtfully consider a gift that will be personally meaningful. Each family is requested to participate to the best of their ability. In appreciation, all donors who give $3,500 or more are considered leaders within Episcopal Day's philanthropic culture, and are invited to the Leadership Reception in the fall.

    Our Giving Levels are:
    Visionary:      $20,000 and above
    Trailblazer:    $15,000 -  $19,999
    Pathfinder:    $10,000 - $14,999
    Innovator:     $7,000 - $9,999
    Pioneer:        $3,500 - $6,999
    Adventurer:   $1,500 - $3,499
    Explorer:       $500 - $1,499
    Mustangs:     Gifts up to $499
    Blue & Gold Young Alumni Society: [Class of 2006 – 2020]
  • Why is 100% participation important?

    Knowing that everyone contributes to Episcopal Day's fundraising programs helps strengthen and unite our community behind our mission, and the total becomes greater than the sum of its parts. 100% support for the Mustang Fund includes trustees, current and alumni families, grandparents, faculty, administration and staff.
  • Why is my gift to the Mustang Fund important?

    Outside of tuition, the Mustang Fund is the largest source of revenue for the school. Events, like the auction, also help to support the school’s operating expenses. Together, these resources make it possible for us to hire and retain outstanding teachers, have a socio-economically diverse community, offer comprehensive programs in the maker lab, arts, world languages, and experiential learning which set our students apart in high school and beyond.

    The Fund will continue to ensure the high quality of our exceptional programs during the COVID-19 pandemic through:
    • providing additional teacher professional development for distance learning
    • supporting the purchase of equipment for COVID-19 safety and social distance protocols, such as air filters and classroom furniture consistent with required protocols
    • supporting the recruitment of additional faculty/ staff required to supervise the student cohorts in each grade, and help support their health and safety
  • Why not just raise tuition?

    Raising tuition to the actual cost of educating each student would place too large a burden on many families, making it impossible for their children to attend Episcopal Day. By containing tuition costs through your support of the Mustang Fund, we are able to fulfill our commitment to attracting talented as well as diverse students. All donations to the Mustang Fund are fully tax-deductible.
  • What is the Day School Foundation?

    The Day School Foundation (DSF) was established as a non-profit, charitable foundation in 1995. Its purpose is to manage funds raised by Episcopal Day in support of the school’s operations, educational programs and facilities. Donations to the Mustang Fund, Capital Campaign, Fund-A-Need and event net revenue are made directly to the Day School Foundation. The DSF is managed by an independent, five-member board comprised of current and alumni parents in close collaboration with the Board of Trustees of Episcopal Day.

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Episcopal Day admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin color, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.