Stanley gave me a strong foundation academically while also encouraging my creative expression. I was supported for who I was while being challenged to strive for greater accomplishments. –Stanley Graduate '09
The Stanley Fund & Our Essential Commitments
Our Essential Commitment – 110%
We all give 110% to the people in our lives – especially the children in our lives – every day. Why? Because we know that’s what it takes to foster independent thinkers and lifelong learners. We are asking the community to give 110% to The Stanley Fund, too – our number-one source of charitable dollars funding our commitment to the student experience, our professional community, our educational philosophy and our campus.
The Stanley Fund supports our school’s strategic, essential commitments:
- Teacher support, retention and professional development
- British Primary philosophy and public outreach
- Campus safety and student wellbeing
- Equity, inclusiveness and financial access
- Off-campus experiential learning
- Social-emotional learning
- Campus beautification and planning for the future
The Stanley Fund also ensures Stanley’s long-term financial sustainability.
As in nearly all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the cost of a student’s education. We rely on charitable contributions to fund curricular and extra-curricular and social-emotional programs for all our students. These programs ask our staff to give 110% of themselves every day – and in return, 50% of all donations to the Stanley Fund, up to $150,000, will be matched by the Hambidge Family Challenge Grant to further support faculty compensation and wages.
Double Your Donation and Get Half Back!
Take advantage of the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit! Simply earmark your Annual Fund gift to Stanley's Extended Day Program and you will receive a 50% credit on your tax return in the year you make your gift. See the Colorado Department of Revenue's Child Care Contribution Credit page for details.
Hambidge Family Challenge Grant
Named for our founding head of school, Carolyn Hambidge (here with her daughter, current Head of K-1-2 Joanna Hambidge), the Hambidge Family Challenge Grant recognizes the extraordinary contributions of our teachers and staff. Please choose "teacher support" in the designated gifts section of our online donations form if you'd like to contribute to this challenge grant.