Annual Giving is essential for Chapin.

Our priority and our primary fundraising focus each year is Annual Giving. Strong participation also demonstrates to all the shared commitment of our Chapin community.

Your gifts have a direct and immediate effect. They provide unrestricted funds that are used for operating expenses within the current school year, and afford Chapin the much-needed flexibility to meet unanticipated needs that can arise.


"When a medical crisis devastated my family, Chapin gave me a scholarship throughout most of my time there. The generosity of previous alumnae and the extended Chapin family made this possible. I feel an obligation to pass on the gift I received."

     - Alum & Parent of an Alum



Frequently Asked Questions

Senior Class Gift

Senior parents enjoy their own Chapin tradition. Since 1989, the Senior Class Gift has been a special initiative that marks the culmination of the Chapin experience. Each year, the Senior Class Gift supports a dedicated project or program at Chapin. In lieu of Annual Giving, we ask Senior families to consider stretching their usual annual gift for this endeavor. For more information, please click HERE.

Annual Giving Societies

Every contribution matters and we are grateful to donors at each gift level. 
100 EAST END SOCIETY $100,000+
WHEEL SOCIETY      $50,000-$99,999    
2001 SOCIETY $25,000-$49,999
GREEN & GOLD SOCIETY $15,000-$24,999
1901 SOCIETY $5,000-$9,9999
BENEFACTOR $2,500-$4,999
PATRON $1,000-$2,499
ASSOCIATE $500-$999
(Classes up to and including 9th Reunion)

Annual Giving Volunteers


Please join us! Our dedicated – and fun – group of volunteers guarantees the ongoing success of Annual Giving. There is a rewarding job for you that takes into consideration your interests and availability. Helping Chapin doesn’t need to take a lot of time! Activities include phonathons, thankathons, and other opportunities throughout the year. Please fill out the form HERE to volunteer!

For more information, reach out to our Director of Annual Giving, Jesse Cohen, at 212-570-4908.