A Record-Setting Year in RL Fundraising

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of many, Roxbury Latin has experienced another record-setting year in fundraising, exceeding ambitious goals for both the Annual Fund and capital giving. We are grateful for and humbled by the benefactions, each year, that allow us to welcome and support the most talented, interesting, aspiring, eclectic cohort of students in Greater Boston; to attract, develop, compensate, and retain a uniquely gifted, effective, and committed faculty; and to maintain the distinctive financial model that supports our mission and allows us to educate dedicated and deserving boys from in and around Boston, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

These gifts allow Roxbury Latin to fill the $25,000 gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each boy. They also save students and their families an average of $15,000 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 2017-2018 year in fundraising will appear in the October issue of the Newsletter. Thank you to all those whose belief in this school has helped to make a difference in the lives of Roxbury Latin boys today and in the future.

$3,785,546  An Annual Fund record

$1,425,956  A new record for parent giving

$1,130,705  Alumni Leadership Giving Committee tops $1M for fifth consecutive year

2,082  A record number of donors

99%  Parent participation (average at other Boston-area schools is 80%)

52%  Alumni participation (average at other Boston-area schools is 27%)

$25,400,540  Total raised in capital campaign gifts, finishing one year ahead of schedule