Tower relies on several sources of income, not just tuition, to cover the annual operating budget. Tower counts on your gift to the Annual Fund to maintain and enhance student programs. The money raised is used for the school’s current operating budget and helps cover the difference between total tuition revenue and what it costs to completely run the school. The Tower School Annual Fund makes up 6% of the school’s operating budget.
The entire Tower experience is strengthened by the Annual Fund — classroom activities and academics, physical education and athletics, field trips, art supplies, musical instruments, science and technology equipment, professional development seminars, and competitive compensation for our faculty. Each of these areas feels the positive impact of the very successful Tower School Annual Fund.
This important fundraising program runs each school year from July 1 to June 30. We ask that all pledges made during the school year are fulfilled by June 30 to count toward the school year in which the pledge was made.
Meet our Team
JESSIE ACHTERHOF, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Jessie has been with Tower since 2007 and was appointed Director of Development in 2012. A graduate of Trinity College in CT, Jessie comes to Tower from the Development Office at Collegiate School in New York City. She is the parent of a Tower third grader and fifth grader.
KIM TRUDEL, DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING
Kim joined the Development Office in 2015 and has been a member of the Tower family as the parent of a Tower third grader and seventh grader. Kim is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University. At MIT, Kim worked as a researcher and studied organizational development at the Sloan School.