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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. Whether through annual contributions to The Packer Fund or through donations to our endowment or capital campaigns, gifts of all sizes have a direct impact on the excellence of our school.

Your Gift Supports

  • our vibrant community in which teachers, students, and families create connections and support and value one another
  • our generous financial aid program to ensure a school community that represents a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds
  • our deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to build and sustain a community in which all feel safe, challenged, and celebrated
  • our dedicated faculty, coaches, administrators, and staff who care deeply about every student, partnering with them to build the skills, confidence, and love of learning that lasts a lifetime
  • learning that happens everywhere — in our classrooms, hallways, and Garden, and on our stages and playing fields

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, speak confidently, and act with purpose and heart. 

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

For more information on The Packer Fund, please contact Susan Moore, Director of Annual Giving: (718) 250-0314 or

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 the endowment, capital giving, planned giving or The Harriet Packer Society, please contact Sara Shulman, Director of Development, at or (718) 250-0277.

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.

Please note that your support of PA fundraising activities does not count as your gift to The Packer Fund for annual giving.

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.

Leadership Giving

Founders Circle
$50,000 or more

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

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

Gold Circle
$10,000 - $14,999

Bridge Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

Tower Circle
$3,000 - $4,999

1845 Circle
$1,845 - $2,999

Maroon Circle
$1,500 - $1,844

Meet the Development Office

Shriya Bhargava-Sears

Director of Special Events
School: 228

Anna Cohen

Development Assistant

Aaron Heflich Shapiro

Manager of Development Services
School: 342

Ronnette Hope

Director of Alumni

Susan Moore

Director of Annual Giving
School: 314

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