Stepping Forward Campaign
On June 30, 2014, Tower celebrated the closing of the successful endowment campaign, "Stepping Forward: Investing in Tower's Future". Launched in 2012, this endowment-only campaign raised over $3,700,000 from over 240 donors in support of the school’s most prized assets: people and program. Investing in the school’s endowment provides our faculty, students and program with the additional resources necessary to sustain and enhance the quality of our educational program well into the future.
A significantly enhanced endowment helps secure Tower's position and improve our ability to continually invest in program and people by allowing Tower to:
• Support competitive faculty compensation and benefits
• Enhance and expand professional development opportunities and program
• Strengthen tuition assistance program
• Provide financial stability, strength, and flexibility to adapt to market fluctuations
To make a gift or payment towards a previous pledge, please use the form below.
As a part of the Stepping Forward campaign, the Board of Trustees established the Peter S. Philip Faculty Chair in History in honor of Peter Philip’s service to Tower. The intent of the fund is to honor Peter, a former history teacher for many years, in a way that also helps fund the ongoing program costs. Gillian Andrews, one of Tower’s fourth grade homeroom teachers, was named the first recipient of the “Peter S. Philip Faculty Chair in History” in recognition of the work she does teaching social studies to fourth graders. Gillian is a dedicated teacher, a champion of students, and a respected colleague to her peers. For a term of five years, the Philip Faculty Chair will help fund Gillian’s salary and benefits; as well as provide a special professional development stipend in years two through five – giving Gillian enriching experiences and opportunities outside of the classroom.