Annual Fund

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. 

2023 Annual Fund Co-Chairs

family of 5 smiling at the camera

Cary Hueser, P '26
Cary is the mom of three boys, Brooks '26, Teddy (7th) and George (5th), and they live in Mill Valley. She shares, "I love being a parent volunteer for MA's Annual Fund because of the incredibly engaged parent and professional communities at MA. It is so energizing to work with MA's Advancement team and to get to connect with current families in a meaningful way. It really is the easiest role! I have been involved in fundraising and development both professionally and as a volunteer for almost 20 years, and it is something that I genuinely enjoy. I am looking forward to another successful Annual Fund at MA this year!"

John Holzwarth standing in front of ornate door

John Holzwarth, P '25, '27
John is the father of two boys, Colin ’27 and Sean ’25 and lives in Marin.  He says, “I feel very fortunate that my sons benefit from an MA education. The MA of today is the product of over 50 years of the inspiration, perspiration, and generosity of others to create the school. Over these last three years, I have been joined by many of the same volunteers who give their time to support the school’s need for resources to provide an outstanding education. I am looking forward to another great campaign where we achieve the twin goals of maintaining the best of MA and making our contribution towards MA’s future.”

Marin Academy’s giving circles recognize total annual fund giving within a given fiscal year (July 1- June 30).

2023-2024 Giving Circles
  • Wildcat Circle: up to $999
  • Partnership Circle: $1,000-$3,999
  • Patrons' Circle: $4,000-$6,999
  • Scholars' Circle: $7,000 - $9,999
  • Deans' Circle: $10,000-$24,999
  • Leadership Circle: $25,000-$49,999
  • Visionary Circle: $50,000 - $99,999
  • Head of School's Circle: $100,000+
*Donors giving $7,000 or more will be invited to the annual Founders’ Reception at McCluskey House.


The Marin Academy Advancement Office needs volunteers who can help with annual fund 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 Sayed Azimi.

Sayed Azimi

Sayed Azimi

Assistant Director of Annual Fund and Stewardship