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Annual Fund

PRIORY Annual Fund sets the course for every student everyday ...

We've come a long way since 1957. The PRIORY we know and love today is built on the dedicated philanthropic support of generations of PRIORY parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and friends. Although the Benedictine values are the same and the valley is just as beautiful, the quality of a PRIORY education has been enhanced year after year through generous gifts to PRIORY Annual Fund. Our exceptional college preparatory education, distinguished by customized co-curricular programs reflects the strength and purpose of the Annual Fund. 

United by a common purpose, we provide an outstanding college preparatory education within an environment where students are encouraged to discover their passions and grow in mind, body and soul. All rooted in our Benedictine values.This is the PRIORY Way. And this is made possible through tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund.

PRIORY Annual Fund is a line item in our budget, bridging the gap between the cost of a PRIORY education and tuition revenue which is approximately $5,200 per student. 

Our community is small by design. Our giving community is small, too. Every gift is important. Every gift is significant. Please make the Annual Fund your first philanthropic priority this year, and every year.

There is no single gift more important to PRIORY than a gift to our Annual Fund!


Giving Levels

PRIORY Annual Fund donors are recognized at the following giving levels:

Founders Club

  • Platinum Circle $50,000 or more
  • Gold Circle $25,000 - 49,999
  • Silver Circle $15,000 - 24,999
  • Bronze Circle $10,000 - 14,999

Benedictine Associates $ 5,000 - 9,999
Headmaster's Club $ 2,500 - 4,999
Priory Patrons $ 1,000 - 2,499
Priory Sponsors $ 500 - 999
Panther Benefactors $ 250 - 499
Panther Boosters: Up to $250

Donors at the Founders Club level are recognized at the Leadership Circle Event in the Spring. Donors at the Headmaster's Club level and above are recognized at the Headmaster's Club Event in the fall.


Founders Club and Leadership Circle

All Founders Club families become members of the Leadership Circle.  The Leadership Circle includes donors who give $10,000 or more annually and lifetime members who have given $100,000 or more.  Leadership Circle members receive special recognition in school publications, the Annual Report, and are invited to the Leadership Circle Event.

"Without donations from Founders Club families the Priory would be a much different school.  There would be drastic cuts to the curriculum, athletics, and financial aid, as well as an increase in class size.  Founders Club is the key to the Priory's ability to do what the school does so well."

-Hank Plain, Alum Parent

For more information contact Suzanne Couch, Annual Fund Director at (650) 851-6139 or