The Nightingale Fund is our annual primary fundraising initiative that supports our highest priorities—academic excellence, faculty support, athletics, visual and performing arts, financial aid, extracurricular experiences, school traditions, and so much more.

The Nightingale Fund impacts everything we do.

Each year, the generosity of alumnae, families, and friends provides vital resources that allow our students and faculty to flourish. The collective support of our community makes a meaningful difference in the life of our school, expanding what is possible within and beyond the blue doors. Your participation signifies a shared commitment to championing our mission.

Where Your Contribution Goes

The Nightingale Fund plays a major role in everything we do.

The Nightingale Fund is the core of our day-to-day operations, and your 100% tax-deductible gift makes a Nightingale education possible for every student. We rely on gifts to the Nightingale Fund to provide immediate and vital resources that allow our students and faculty to flourish. The fund supports the school in the following areas:

Area of Greatest Need

Every student and faculty member benefits when you allow Nightingale the flexibility to use your gift where and when it is needed most.

Financial Assistance

Need-based assistance at Nightingale is comprehensive, accounting for costs beyond tuition and ensuring that each student has access to the same educational experience.

Erika Hageman Robinson Majesty Fund

Gifts to this restricted fund directly support and strengthen the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Nightingale by the Numbers

Nightingale Fund 2022-2023 by the Numbers

1,412

Nightingale Fund Donors

$3.7M

Funds Raised

77

Match gifts, raising an additional $106,000

Who Gives?

Your participation matters! All families are encouraged to support the Nightingale Fund each year. The collective generosity of alumnae, current parents, parents of alumnae, grandparents, faculty, and friends allows our community to flourish.

Why Give?

Annual contributions allow us to go above and beyond in supporting our highest priorities: academic excellence, experiences beyond the blue doors, our incredible faculty, wellness, athletics, and so much more.

When Should I Give?

The Nightingale Fund runs annually from July 1 through June 30. Whether you contribute today or during a special giving day, a gift of any size made at any time counts towards your annual participation in the Nightingale Fund.

Your Gift in Action

Real Stories, Real Impact

Your donation helps provide Nightingale students with the experiences they will take with them through life.

Inspiring the Young Entrepreneur

With your support, Nightingale's strategic goal of creating space for alternative instruction comes to life in classes like Business Development for the Young Entrepreneur. Young entrepreneurs in Class XI & XII use the Business Model Canvas to develop business pitches, creating a clear value proposition after identifying a problem in the world they’d like to address.

Varsity Swim Makes a Splash in Record-breaking Season

Varsity Swim qualified for the 2023 NYSAIS tournament, breaking Nightingale records along the way. From providing training equipment and access to athletics facilities to bolstering our devoted coaches, your support continues to champion all of our Nighthawk athletes!

Traveling Through History

In Class VIII, an ongoing study of civil rights culminates in a trip to Alabama. Students spend five days tracing the steps of changemakers in the Civil Rights Movement in conjunction with their United States History course. Your support empowers our faculty to develop critical thinkers and compassionate citizens in our Middle School.

Class II Builds New York City

Throughout the year, Class II’s social studies lessons focus on the five boroughs of New York City, and this special event helps bring their curriculum to life. Lower School trips around NYC lend a greater appreciation of the blend of cultures in our city.

Learning through Movement: Upper School Dance Collective

Featuring original student-choreographed pieces, the US Dance Collective encourages students to collaborate, take risks, and move their bodies and minds in new, creative directions. Whether on stage or in the studio, your support provides ample opportunities for students across divisions to explore artistic avenues and hone their craft.

Round Square Global and Cultural Competency

Your gift supports our commitment to global and cultural competency. The classroom transcends the blue doors, and your support provides opportunities for our students to follow their curiosity and question circumstances beyond our walls. Through this, they become empowered leaders, critical thinkers, and agents of their own lives. This fall, Ale H.P. '26, Claire W. '25, Kate B. '25, Mira S. '25, Stephanie A. '26, Sophie G. '25 and two faculty members traveled to Kenya for the 2023 Round Square Conference.

Teaching and Learning for Nightingale's Second Century

Over 100 community members were welcomed through the blue doors to experience "The Classroom Revisited," a special Centennial event. The day offered a unique opportunity to attend various classes and the chance to experience the magic of a Nightingale education. The Nightingale Fund allows us to adapt our curriculum, adjust to the needs of our students and community, and attract top faculty and administrative leaders.

Middle School Debate Promotes Listening and Resilience

The Nightingale Fund supports cornerstone academic programs like the Middle School Debate. These self-motivated, dedicated debaters spend two enrichment periods each cycle performing the necessary research, building their case, and participating in practice debates. We couldn't run this program, whose expenses include registration fees, judge stipends, and faculty compensation, without the support of our generous donors.

Ways to Give

Give Online Now

The easiest way to donate to The Nightingale Fund. Click the link below to fill out our donate form and give today.

Other Ways to Give

Maximize Your Gift Through a Matching Gift Program

Double or triple your financial support to Nightingale! Check below or ask your employer about their matching gift program. Contact giving@themindbehind.net if we can assist you in the process.

Get Involved

The Nightingale Fund Class Agent Committee

We are grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment of our class agent volunteers. Nightingale Fund Class Agents play a vital role in helping us reach financial and participation goals each year.

Getting involved is easy and can be done from anywhere! For more information, contact Annual Giving Manager Megan Sanderville.

Questions? Reach out to us at any time.