Ways to Help
The high caliber of Friends' Central's student body, faculty, and facilities is made possible by the generosity and dedication of our community. Gifts from parents, alumni/ae, and friends support daily School operations as well as major projects. The School is tremendously grateful to all who have given so generously. These gifts enable us to fulfill our mission as a leader among independent and Quaker Schools.
People give to Friends' Central in many ways. Each year, we depend on gifts to the Friends’ Central Fund to support the day-to-day operations of the School. For nearly 2,000 people, gifts to the Friends’ Central Fund are a tangible way to affirm their loyalty and commitment to Friends' Central School. For capital projects, like the Fannie Cox Center and the Shimada Athletic Center, and to create endowment, we rely on larger gifts that are often pledged over a number of years. Planned, or estate gifts from alumni/ae, grandparents, and past parents have added to the quality of the Friends' Central experience in a number of ways. Endowed scholarships, faculty sabbaticals, and even Shallcross Hall itself have all been the result of estate gifts from forward thinking, loyal, and generous friends. For Pennsylvania business owners, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs are great options to support Friends' Central and get a tax credit for your business at the same time.