Annual Giving 2023-2024

What is Annual Giving?
As in most independent schools, tuition does not fully cover the annual costs of educating students.  Tuition covers around 86% of annual expenses. Other fees cover about 8% of expenses, and fundraising and grants cover the remaining 6%. Highland Hall relies on additional annual gifts to support our high-quality education and programs. 
Why doesn’t Highland Hall just raise tuition to cover financial needs?Annual Giving donations are tax deductible, while tuition payments are not. Raising funds through Annual Giving helps us keep our tuition affordable to more families. 
What is our goal this year?
Our Annual Giving goal this year is $150,000 with 100% participation. This year’s campaign is focused on our newly transformed Tuition Adjustment Program, which enables Highland Hall to offer an affordable Waldorf education in economically challenging times. Reaching this year’s goal would aid in our mission to diversify our student body, keep valuable members of our community enrolled, and continue to educate bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. 
How do I donate?
Make a one-time donation or set up a monthly donation online or donate by check!Drop off or mail to Highland Hall, 17100 Superior Street, Northridge, CA 91325
Learn more about the many Ways to Give to Highland Hall, on our website, including gifts of appreciated stock, grants from family foundations, in-kind donations, and legacy gifts.
Who Supports our Annual Giving campaign?
Our donors include current families, grandparents, family foundations, alumni, alumni parents, and friends of Highland Hall.  Corporations support our school by matching with their employees' gifts.
Where do the funds go?
Annual Giving funds support our school's ability to deliver a wide range of school programs, including two World Languages, Fine & Practical Arts, Music, and Movement.  It enables us to provide high quality school supplies, natural toys, and organic food int the Pre-K and Kindergarten, and it supports our after-school Sports Program.  It also helps us maintain this beautiful 11-acre campus and provide tuition assistance. 
How much should I give?
Giving amounts are a personal choice which only you can determine.  We seek 100% participation in our Annual Giving campaign at any amount.