When you contribute to Packer, you provide transformative opportunities for every Packer student!
Since 1845, The Packer Collegiate Institute has flourished due to the philanthropy of our entire community 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 and continued growth of Packer’s academic, athletic, arts, and global programs.
The extraordinary generosity of the Packer community allows us to honor our commitment to our student-centered approach to education. Your support creates countless opportunities for our remarkable students and faculty — to go farther, to try something new, to make a discovery. We are deeply grateful for your philanthropic support — thank you!
Every member of our community is asked to make a gift each year to The Packer Fund. In 2017-18, gifts to The Packer Fund totaled over $2.8 million, directly impacting the daily life of each student. Please Make a Gift and help give our students the learning experience of a lifetime, every day.
When you give to The Packer Fund, you give our students and teachers the opportunity to do extraordinary things:
Offer a responsive student-centered education
The Packer Fund supports the faculty who design flexible curricula that grow with our students’ interests.
Invest in great teaching
The Packer Fund allows us to recruit and retain inspiring, accomplished educators from across the country, and gives them opportunities to refine their skills and extend their practice.
Create a supportive, inclusive community
The Packer Fund supports innovative programming in diversity and advances our deep commitment to financial aid, with over $8 million in grants to Packer families each year.
Experience the world
The Packer Fund supports our ambitious experiential learning programs at every grade level, including class trips and community projects in Brooklyn and beyond; specialized WinterSession and Symposium courses; our Independent Science Research Program; and our global travel programs.
Contact Susan Moore, Director of Annual Giving, with any questions concerning the Packer Fund: (718) 250-0314 or email@example.com.
Packer’s endowment is the foundation of the financial strength of our School. The endowment provides income that supports core needs as well as specific educational programs and benefits for our students year after year. Most recently, the community united to support Ensuring Continued Excellence, a successful effort to double the school’s endowment through philanthropy. Gifts to endowment are always welcomed and appreciated.
Throughout its history, Packer has utilized successful capital campaigns to raise money to enhance and expand our beautiful, historic campus. Today, the Packer community benefits from the generosity of those who came before us.
For more information, please contact Sara Shulman, Director of Development, at (718) 250-0277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To learn more about planned giving or The Harriet Packer Society, please contact Sara Shulman, Director of Development, at email@example.com or (718) 250-0277.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the various ways I/we are asked to contribute to the school?
- Why do we need annual giving?
- What is the range of giving to The Packer Fund?
- How will my donation be listed in the Annual Report of Gifts?
- Can I make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone?
The Packer Fund
You are asked each year to consider a gift to The Packer Fund, our annual giving program. This gift should be your philanthropic priority to Packer. Gifts to The Packer Fund are used in the current school year operating budget, supporting faculty compensation, financial aid, programs, the upkeep of our historic building, and much more. Please contact Susan Moore, Director of Annual Giving, with any questions concerning the Packer Fund: (718) 250-0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout its history, Packer has embarked on a number of campaigns to raise money for special projects which benefit the entire Packer community. For more information, please contact Sara Shulman, Director of Development, at (718) 250-0277 or email@example.com.
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.
All members of the Packer community are asked to participate in The Packer Fund to the best of their ability — gifts range from $20 to $50,000. Every gift is appreciated!
We ask those in the position to make Packer a philanthropic priority to consider a leadership gift to The Packer Fund. Leadership gifts place the donors in the Pelican Society.
$50,000 or more
Harriet Packer Circle
$25,000 - $49,999
William Packer Circle
$15,000 - $24,999
$10,000 - $14,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$3,000 - $4,999
$1,845 - $2,999
$1,500 - $1,844
When you give a gift to The Packer Fund, you give our students and teachers the opportunity to do extraordinary things.
There are many ways to support Packer.