Endowments are one of the most important levers for an independent school’s financial sustainability.

Endowment funds play a critical role in shaping the future of Marin Academy, generating earnings in perpetuity that help us make valuable investments in the teaching, programs, and facilities that define and enhance the MA experience.

Gifts to our endowment funds are particularly valuable because they give MA the critical financial flexibility to allocate funds where and when they are most needed. Marin Academy welcomes new gifts to existing endowments, as well as gifts for new endowment funds, both restricted and unrestricted.

For more information about establishing an endowment fund or supporting an existing endowment, please contact Director of Advancement, Janiece Richard.

Current Marin Academy endowment funds:

Visionary Speakers

Each Conference on Democracy features provocative guest speakers, thanks to the James F. Thacher Endowment. Recent Thacher Speakers include Casey Riley, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Miguel Arzabe, a multimedia artist. What is the role of the artist in this political moment? Should art assist or be a form of activism and resistance? How do we build more inclusive communities through art?