Thank You for Another Record-Breaking Year in Fundraising

“These past 15 months we found ourselves in unforeseen, utterly distinctive circumstances. While the spectre of COVID-19 challenged us in unique ways, however, this wasn’t the first time that honorable, community-minded people joined together on behalf of a worthy cause, or simply their shared survival. Thanks to its longevity—and, dare I say, its resilience—Roxbury Latin has withstood numerous threats to its survival, and certainly threats to its ability to honor a rare mission, over 376 years,” wrote Headmaster Kerry Brennan to the 2,277 donors who contributed to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund, helping the Fund top $4.5 million for the first time in school history.

In this challenging year we asked for your support, and you answered. Financially and otherwise, you supported Roxbury Latin in order that we could continue to offer a rigorously imagined program for all our students, and one that took into account, first and foremost, the health and well-being of all our community members, but also advanced the school’s mission with integrity and creativity. We could not be more grateful for the unflagging support of the RL community. Today we could not open our doors—or at least not to the parade of talented, worthy students and teachers—without the infusion of resources through the Annual Fund. As always, we tried to be worthy of your trust and affection. (View this thank you video.)

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of many, gifts to RL’s Annual Fund this year topped a record-breaking $4.5 million. These gifts allow Roxbury Latin to fill the more than $27,800 gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each boy. They also allow us to charge an average of $16,741 less in tuition compared to other Boston-area schools. Below is a glance at the year in fundraising “by the numbers.” A more comprehensive assessment of Roxbury Latin’s 2020-2021 year in fundraising will appear in the fall issue of the Newsletter. Thank you to everyone who joined us in these challenging times and affirmed our good work.

$4,520,579   An Annual Fund record, exceeding $4.5 million for the first time in RL history

$1,753,658   A new record for parent giving

$1,809,965   A new record for alumni giving

2,277  A record number of donors

100%  Parent participation

55%   Alumni participation

100%  Faculty and staff participation