The GPS Endowment is made up of the general unrestricted endowed funds and named restricted endowed funds, all comprised of numerous gifts made over the years from generous, forward-thinking alumnae, parents, grandparents, and friends who wish to ensure the school’s ability to offer an exceptional education for future generations of girls.
Earnings from our endowment provide a permanent source of income that ensures GPS can fulfill its mission now and for decades to come. The principal of endowed funds is held in perpetuity and invested for long-term growth. Each year, a percentage of the general endowment’s total market value is used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees to advance the school’s mission.
Gifts to the general endowment complement tuition revenue and our annual Impact Fund and allow the Trustees the ability to respond to unforeseen challenges, to fund programs, or scholarships that may not otherwise receive support, or to seize an opportunity that requires immediate funding not currently available in the operating budget.
Gifts to named restricted endowed funds are used each year for the specific purposes determined by the donor, such as financial aid and faculty professional development.