Annual Fund

Laura Cornish; Trustee & Alum Parent

A quality education is one of the lasting gifts that we can give our children, and the Annual Fund enables that at Priory. We are proud to support the Annual Fund each year and continue to be impressed with Priory's ability to provide opportunities for exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Priory, providing critical support to the School’s operating budget for the current fiscal year.
  • It helps cover the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Priory education
  • It augments faculty salaries and benefits, financial aid programs, and curriculum development
  • And it serves as an expression of thanks, appreciation, and confidence in our faculty and staff for all that they do to enrich the lives of our children
A Priory education costs about $5,000 more per student than tuition provides. The annual gifts of parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, trustees, friends, and Priory faculty and staff are our major contributors. The flexibility of the fund enables Priory to identify changing priorities and support our educational goals.

Giving Levels

We invite you to join one of our giving levels. The Priory's 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
Young Alumni Club $25 and above

*Donors at the Founders Club level will be recognized at the spring Leadership Circle Event

Founders Club and Leadership Circle Membership

"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, alumni parent

"There aren't many schools like Priory. The teachers find strengths in their students, nurturing them in the best learning environment possible. Watching our sons grow into confident, knowledgeable, compassionate individuals encourages us to support their school in any way we can. We are grateful to be a part of the Priory community and express our thanks with a gift to the Annual Fund every year."
-- Mary Duling, current and alumni parent

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.

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    Alex Tenorio 

    Director of Advancement
    (650) 851-6139
    Stanford University - BA
    Northwestern University - MBA

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