Annual Fund tops $3.7 million, sets new record for giving

We have not only reached, but exceeded, our goal of $3,450,000 for the 2016-2017 Annual Fund. Annual Fund donations total $3,711,081, setting another record. Amazing!


Annual Fund Chairman Bill Maffie ’88, ALGC Co-Chairs Bryan Anderson ’88, Jay Mitchell ’96, Andy McElaney ’96 along with Parent Fund Co-Chairs Michael and Ellen Berk and Vice Co-Chairs David Bryant and Ellen Berkman have done an outstanding job leading a team of dedicated volunteers. As a result, parent participation is 99.7 percent this year. Parents have raised an impressive $1,328,106—the tenth consecutive year that parent donations have topped $1 million. Our alumni volunteers have also worked diligently to ensure that the 2016-2017 Annual Fund has been a banner year. Special thanks to the Alumni Leadership Giving Committee and their members for another record-setting year, raising over $1 million for the third year in a row.  In total, our alumni have raised $1,483,750. Finally, we continue to be heartened by the response of our past parents who remain committed to RL’s mission as their donations have totaled $588,362.


The continued level of commitment to Roxbury Latin demonstrated through the Annual Fund is both a ringing affirmation of the difference the School makes in boys’ lives and a testimonial to the tireless devotion of the men and women who served this year as Annual Fund volunteers.


We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who invested in our School this year and allowed us to preserve our unique financial model. On behalf of the boys and faculty—your beneficiaries—we thank you for your continued support. There is no better way to honor the boys and their teachers…today and always. Excellence did indeed compel a response. Thank you!