Parent Giving

Like all independent schools, Madeira depends on the support of its community to raise funds for The Madeira Fund which supports the School’s annual operating budget. 

Madeira parents have established a strong tradition of support for the School by giving to The Madeira Fund. By supporting Madeira’s financial needs through donating to The Madeira Fund, you are expressing your confidence in the school’s mission. 

Five Most Frequently Ask Questions About Parent Giving

1. What is the parent giving goal this year?


Goal $400,000

Total $452,612 (as of June 30,2021)

2. Who is leading the effort?

The 2020-2021 Madeira Fund Parent Co-Chairs are Jim Frye P'21 and Jackie Walker P'23. They are joined by a team of more than 20 parent volunteers who comprise the Madeira Fund Parents' Committee

3. Why is parent participation so important? 

Our first goal is 70% parent participation. We had 59% participation last year and have had as high as 93% participation in the past decade. By participating in The Madeira Fund, you show your support for the community, Madeira’s mission, and its faculty. Second, you help to ensure each girl receives the benefits of the Madeira experience. Last, foundations that make grants to schools such as Madeira often look at parent participation as a gauge of community support.

See our FAQ for more answers on the importance of The Madeira Fund.


4. What is the individual class participation so far this year?

Senior Class - 2021
Junior Class - 2022
Sophomore Class - 2023
Freshman Class - 2024