The Marin Academy Annual Fund supports the people and programs of the School. The annual fund bridges the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. That difference is approximately $7,000 per student per year. All members of the MA community are asked to support the annual fund. In past years, gifts have ranged from $1 to $100,000; each gift is deeply appreciated. The success of the annual fund is attributed in part to many dedicated parent and alumni volunteers. Campaigns for endowment, programs, and major capital improvements are conducted on a cyclical basis. Previous campaign donors have built the James F. Thacher Hall of Science and the Athletic Center, transformed Founders Hall into a classroom and technology hub, restored Foster Hall, and made possible the completion of the Campaign for the Arts, which culminated in the opening of the Performing Arts Center in April 2001 and the Visual Arts Center in January 2003. The new library was opened in June 2006, and the Administration Building was completely remodeled and reopened as the Bodie Brizendine Leadership Center in 2007. The Science and Innovation Center (SIC), along with a new fitness center and a renovation of our athletic field, opened in 2017. These projects were all made possible by the generosity of MA families, alumni, and friends of the School.
MA Celebrates (the 50th Anniversary Celebration for 2023), the School’s annual spring community event, is designed and implemented in partnership with MAPA, and the proceeds support tuition assistance and faculty professional development. Members of the Marin Academy community can also support the future of the School through planned giving. More information is available on the Marin Academy website, www.ma.org.