Annual Fund

Support for the Marin Academy Annual Fund is deeply appreciated and impactful. Below are the recognition levels displayed in the Annual Report, published each fall in NEXUS Magazine.

  • Visionary Circle ($50,000 and above)
  • Thacher Circle ($20,000 to $49,999)
  • Benefactor's Circle ($10,000 to $19,999)
  • Scholar's Circle ($7,000 to $9,999)
  • Patron's Circle ($4,000 to $6,999)
  • Head's Club ($1,000 to $3,999)
  • Partnership Club ($500 to $999)
  • Red & White Club ($250 to $499)
  • Wildcat Club (up to $249)
The Founders Circle: A special recognition event will be held for Scholar’s Circle donors and above.

Your gift to the Marin Academy Annual Fund makes an immediate and meaningful impact on each student’s daily experience.

Every day, MA creates transformational opportunities. You can see it when you witness students having the time of their lives at a performing arts production. You feel it when you hear students connect what they discussed in today’s history class with something they just learned in science. And you know it when you read about an alum who is applying the critical thinking skills developed at MA to make an impact on today’s world.

None of this would be possible without the support of the Marin Academy Annual Fund. The annual fund ensures our financial sustainability as a school, helping us bridge the gap between tuition revenue and operating costs. Comprising roughly 9% of the school’s operating budget, annual giving dollars are unrestricted and thereby make a direct and immediate impact on all of the people and programs of MA.

Help provide MA students with an education that inspires them to think, question, and create now and in the future. Join our community who make gifts of all sizes in support of the annual fund each year. Each gift makes a significant impact on our school. 

Tuition Assistance

We encourage all voices at Marin Academy and know that diversity in all of its forms is essential to creating an educational environment in which our students cultivate the tools they need to live their lives fully and contribute as compassionate citizens to our work. 

Our shared responsibility for creating a truly inclusive environment includes enrolling the most talented students across the Bay Area, regardless of their families’ ability to afford tuition. With an annual financial aid budget of nearly $4 million, nearly a quarter of MA students receive financial aid annually. The average tuition assistance award covers 80% of tuition. MA also provides financial assistance to students receiving tuition assistance for additional costs beyond tuition—books, Outings, Minicourse, athletic uniforms, prom tickets, cafeteria, transportation—to make sure all students have access to the same educational experiences at Marin Academy. Our goal is to increase the percentage of students receiving aid, “which makes new investments in financial aid essential to building for the future.”

You can make an impact on Marin Academy’s tuition assistance program by creating a restricted fund for student tuition assistance:

  • Named Endowment - This fund endows the equivalent of full tuition for one student in perpetuity. 
  • Named immediate use fund - This fund fully supports current-use tuition and fees for one student for the four years they are enrolled. 
  • Named student assistance fund - This fund endows all the extra costs beyond tuition in perpetuity for a Marin Academy student receiving tuition assistance

For more information about establishing a fund in support of financial aid, please contact Director of Advancement, Janiece Richard.


The Marin Academy Annual Fund needs volunteers who can help with outreach, mailings, and more. Annual Fund volunteers help raise essential support that benefits the entire MA community. Most volunteering can be done at a time and place that is convenient for you. For more information contact Janiece Richard.

Janiece Richard

Janiece Richard

Director of Advancement