Annual Fund FAQ

Who gives to Sparhawk School?

Anyone can give to the Sparhawk Annual Fund. Parents and grandparents, alumni, staff and current students and friends all make contributions. Some donors may also choose to give in honor or memory of a particular person.

Where does my contribution go?

You are donating directly to the Sparhawk School PTO Annual Fund. The PTO evaluates needs of Sparhawk School on a rolling basis and fundraises accordingly.

Doesn't tuition cover the cost of these initiatives?

Sparhawk School strives to keep tuition rates in check on an annual basis, covering its innovative programs, operating costs, salaries and scholarships. To support unique capital improvements, further enable teacher impact and strengthen family-community connections, Sparhawk relies on philanthropic support.

Can my modest gift truly make an impact?

There is no expectation of giving, rather an acknowledgement of your generosity. Sparhawk is a small school, by design, with a big heart. All donations, regardless of size benefit the school greatly. Sparhawk PTO will invest your donation wisely to create the largest impact.

How can I contribute ongoing and become a sustaining provider for the Annual Fund?

You may chose to give to the Annual Fund with a sustaining gift every month, quarter or each year. The Sparhawk PTO will be happy to establish this for you. Please reach out to

Will I receive a tax benefit from my donation?

The Sparhawk School PTO is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Please speak with your financial professional for guidance on your philanthropic generosity and the potential tax benefit you can expect from your donation. Should you find you are eligible, upon giving, you will receive a notification that can serve as your tax-deductible receipt. Please note that our tax ID number is 04-3493750.

May I direct my gift to support a specific initiative?

Should you wish to specify a purpose for your contribution, please contact the PTO board members at