March Forth With Us: RL’s First Giving Day

On March 4, Roxbury Latin will host the school’s first ever Giving Day—24 hours in which we will ask alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to express their love for and belief in RL by making a donation, of any amount. Our goal is to raise one gift for every boy enrolled—303 gifts in one day. While we hold our annual Exelauno Day competition on campus, we hope that you will “March Forth” with us by making a gift, telling your friends, and spreading the word on social media. Please join us by taking part in this exciting day and expressing what Roxbury Latin means to you. Learn answers to some of the frequently asked questions on this page, and stay tuned for more about RL’s first ever Giving Day. Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support.

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  • What is RL Giving Day?

    RL Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event on March 4, 2019. Your gift will help us to support RL boys as they engage broadly in the life of the school.

    The goal is to raise 303 gifts—a gift for each student—from our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.
  • How do I make a gift?

    Due to the tight time frame of RL Giving Day, only gifts made online or over the phone on March 4 will count toward our overall totals.

    Gifts online can be made securely at If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call 617-477-6312.
  • Is my payment secure?

    Absolutely! You can make your gift securely online at

    Your information is NEVER sold or shared with any third-party organizations. Your credit card information will NEVER be stored.
  • Is there a minimum donation?

    No! Every gift counts, regardless of size.
  • Is my RL Giving Day contribution tax deductible?

    Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
  • Where do my gifts go?

    Gifts made on Giving Day will support the Annual Fund. RL’s Annual Fund makes up 22% of the school’s operating budget. The Annual Fund allows us to offer need-blind admission and enrollment and to charge, on average, $15,000 less than other Boston area independent schools.
  • Why does RL care about my participation?

    Gifts of every size matter and help RL make up the almost $25,000 gap between the full tuition charged and the actual cost of educating each boy. Your participation matters and signals your belief in your school!
  • Can I participate if I didn’t graduate from RL?

    Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends may support RL on Giving Day. All gifts help us reach the goal of 303 gifts.
  • What if I have already made a gift to RL this year?

    Thank you for your support! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to consider another gift during Giving Day to help us reach our goal. We also need your help in promoting Giving Day to others!
  • How can I help promote RL Giving Day?

    We encourage you to share the news, images, and messages of the day with your friends and classmates. Send an email, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It's all encouraged.
  • If I have questions, who can I contact?

    Please contact Tobey O’Brien at or 617-477-6312 with any additional questions.