Poly recognizes donors in many ways
Like so many of the class projects, team victories, or magical performances we witness on campus, the success of Poly is truly an ensemble effort. Year after year, Poly flourishes because the school is tended to and cherished by many different people — teachers, students, parents, alumni, and the greater Pasadena community. We are deeply appreciative of our donors and their support of Poly’s endeavors. Every gift makes a difference — and every gift helps the school sustain its tradition of excellence.
Report of Giving
The annual Report of Giving, available in print and online in the fall, recognizes all gifts and contributions to Polytechnic School during the previous fiscal year (July 1-June 30). It provides an opportunity for the school to thank its donors and volunteers and to highlight the Poly community’s successes.
Donor club levels
Donor clubs have been established to recognize those who make significant gifts to Poly. Below is a description of each level, as well as the value of any applicable goods and services. Each club reflects total giving to the school including corporate matching gifts.
$50,000 and above
-All benefits from Willis Stork Club
-Invitation for two to a small dinner gathering with head of school
-All benefits from Virginia Pease Club
-Invitation for two to a small breakfast gathering with the head of school
-All benefits from Centennial Club
-Invitation for two to spring donor dinner
-All benefits from 1907 Club
-Invitation for two to speaker series events
Head of School
-All benefits from 1907 Club
-Invitation for two to donor cocktail reception with the head of school
Listing in annual Report of Giving at Club Level
-Invitation to Poly tailgate events
-Invitation to Poly arts events
Oak Tree Society
The Oak Tree Society, established in 2012, includes more than 500 individuals or families who have given to Polytechnic School for 20 years or more. It is a testament to the loyalty and commitment of the Poly community that so many donors have supported the school over multiple years. Poly calculates when a donor has reached this wonderful milestone and formally welcomes new members to the Oak Tree Society each year.
Grace Henley Society
The Grace Henley Society recognizes those who have made a commitment to support Poly through bequests or deferred gifts. Membership is extended to individuals who have provided for Poly in their wills or living trusts, designated the school as a beneficiary of life insurance or retirement accounts, or completed deferred gifts. Please notify the school when you have made a planned gift, such as a bequest or trust. Poly is immensely grateful to all alumni and friends who have included the school in their estate plans.
Stewardship of named endowed funds
Stewardship of endowment gifts is important to Poly. The school actively manages more than 80 named endowed funds and other charitable funds to ensure that donor intentions are met and that the assets of these funds grow. Donors receive annual updates on their fund, including detailed information of fund appreciation and illustrations of how income from the fund was spent during the fiscal year.