About the Compassion in Action Fund

Launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Compassion in Action Fund will be used to support financial aid, any unplanned expenses that might arise for the school, and to help our families, faculty and staff, if they find themselves in sudden need. 


Who should support this fund?

We are hoping for broad support. With the unanimous and generous support from the Board of Trustees leading the way, we are asking for participation from parents, grandparents, alumni parents, faculty/staff, and friends of the school, and hope the entire Gaynor community will join in this important effort. 


How is the Compassion in Action Fund different from the Annual Fund? 

The Annual Fund is a separate effort and still remains the ongoing philanthropic priority of the school. It will continue to directly support the mission of the school by helping to support the operating costs, of which 85% are faculty and staff related. A gift to the Annual Fund helps to show support for our hardworking faculty and staff.


I haven’t given to the Annual Fund yet this year. I want to make a donation but I’m not sure where to give.

Gifts intended to support Gaynor’s mission and the ongoing operating expenses should be directed to the Annual Fund. Gifts intended to support needs that arise in our community related to the pandemic, should be directed to the Compassion in Action Fund. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, gifts to the Compassion in Action Fund will count towards parent cluster participation in the Annual Fund.


What if I have already supported the Annual Fund or the Gala?

Thank you! We are so grateful for your support of our mission and the special initiatives of the school. If you are interested and able to make an additional gift to Compassion in Action, your support will make a huge difference in our ability to address the needs that arise in our community.  


How will my gift be recognized?

Donors to the Compassion in Action Fund will be recognized in Gaynor’s Annual Report. Gifts of $2,500 or more may be listed by dollar amount range as well. Donors may choose to be anonymous. 


What is the easiest way to make a donation? 

The easiest way to donate is online. Once you have selected your gift amount, please choose Compassion in Action Fund from the “Gift Fund Options” drop-down menu under GIFT INFORMATION. 


Donations from donor-advised funds, gifts of stock, and matching gifts can all be accepted for this fund. Please contact Emily Barnes for more instructions. 

Additional questions? 

Please contact Sari Perrino, Director of Advancement or Emily Barnes, Assistant Director of Advancement.