Why have we committed our lives to working at Proctor? Why have our parents chosen to entrust their children to us as educators? Why did our students fall in love with this school in the first place? The answers to each of these questions find common ground in the unique way Proctor seeks to fulfill its mission: through relationships with each other.
This is the gift of Proctor; a gift that keeps giving long after graduation day for a student. It is a gift that we nurture daily through friendships with our colleagues, classmates, alumni, parents, and students.
Proctor’s financial model is complex. We are not just a school, but a 501c3 not-for-profit business. We have thousands of constituents in our students, parents, alumni, and employees, with a roughly $24,000,000 budget to manage each year. As is the case with most tuition-driven independent schools, tuition revenue at Proctor only covers a portion of total costs required to deliver our educational model. With an unrestricted annual giving goal of $1,700,000 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the Proctor Fund represents roughly 7% of the school’s overall operating budget. We rely on the generosity and commitment of donors to bridge this gap between tuition revenue and operating expenses.
As we approach the calendar year end, we encourage our alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and faculty and staff to support the Proctor Fund. The past twelve months have been filled with moments that remind us of the power of a Proctor education. Just as the days have begun to get longer as we move into the new year, our hope for 2023 grows brighter each day. Thank you to everyone who has chosen to be a part of giving the gift of Proctor to us this year. Hopefully you each feel as fortunate to be a part of the Proctor family as we do.