The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund supplies nearly 12% of Commonwealth's yearly operating budget.

The generosity of the Commonwealth community along with foundation grants and matching gift companies allow us, each year, to close the gap between tuition revenue and what a Commonwealth education actually costs.

Even through the tough financial times of recent years, our supporters have proved that they believe it's a wise choice to invest in Commonwealth.

The School appreciates donations of all sizes. Groups of volunteers will be canvassing parents and alumni/ae for gifts this fall. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact Carly Reed, the director of annual giving at

Commonwealth Fund gifts like yours have helped to provide:

  • Partial and full scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods
  • The Homework Project, a twice-weekly evening study hall for kids who need a quiet place to work and extra tutoring support
  • Opportunities to travel to Barcelona, Greece, Peru, France, and other countries and cities around the world
  • Inspirational Assembly speakers
  • Enhanced athletic, arts, science, and Health and Community programs
  • Hancock and Museum Day
  • Project and summer internships in labs, national parks, museums, and more
  • General operating expenses

Most annual contributions are used where they are needed most in the year they are received. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific area, you can learn more about our named funds here.

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Reed, Director of Annual Giving, at

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