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Supporting Packer

When you contribute to Packer, you provide transformative opportunities for every Packer student.

The Packer Collegiate Institute has flourished over many years thanks to the philanthropy of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Gifts of all sizes have a direct impact on the excellence of our school.

Your Gift Supports

  • Transformative learning experiences in a dynamic environment
  • Expanded access through generous financial aid 
  • Our commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Our dedicated faculty, who educate and encourage students to live our mission, vision, and values everyday
  • Packer’s beautiful campus, where our community has gathered for over 175 years

Giving Opportunities

Annual Giving: The Packer Fund

Every member of our community is asked to make a gift each year to The Packer Fund, our annual giving program. This Fund gives Packer the financial flexibility to deliver an outstanding education every year. Gifts to The Packer Fund enable Packer to invest in our stellar faculty, maintain our beautiful campus, and create a supportive, inclusive environment in which our students live Packer’s mission: to think deeply, listen actively, speak courageously, and act with purpose and heart.

Please make a gift in support of Packer’s deep commitment to every student.

Endowment and Capital Giving

Packer’s endowment is the foundation of the financial strength of our School and supports student benefits and programs in perpetuity. The Packer community today benefits from the generosity of those who came before us. 

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a contribution that is commonly donated through a will or trust, through bequests, life income gifts, real estate, or charitable lead trusts. 

Through planned giving, you can support Packer by utilizing financial and estate plans. Generations of alumni, parents, and friends have strengthened Packer’s legacy with planned gifts. We honor these generous individuals through membership in The Harriet Packer Society.

For more information on giving to Packer, please contact Andrea Kelly, Director of Development, at (718) 250-0328 or

The Parent Association

Packer has a strong and committed Parent Association — every parent is a member! Throughout the year, the PA holds various events that support both their key mission of community-building and fundraising for the school. Money raised by the PA is allocated to The Packer Fund and The PA Community Fund. The PA Community Fund, administered by the school, provides financial support for certain ancillary student expenses for all families, including those receiving financial aid.

Make a Gift Online

Make a one-time gift, monthly recurring gift, or a monthly installment pledge online today. 

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Packer — including stock gifts, planned giving, and gifts in kind.

Circles of Giving

Vision Circle
$75,000 or more

Founders Circle
$50,000 - $74,999

Harriet Packer Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

William Packer Circle
$15,000 - $24,999

Pelican Circle
$10,000 - $14,999

Joralemon Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

Livingston Circle
$3,000 - $4,999

1845 Circle
$1,845 - $2,999

Community Circle
Up to $1,844

Meet the Development Office

Shriya Bhargava-Sears

Director of Special Events

Anna Cohen

Development Assistant

Aaron Heflich Shapiro

Manager of Development Services

Ronnette Hope

Director of Alumni

Andrea Kelly

Director of Development

Susan Moore

Director of Annual Giving

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