The Prairie Fund

What is the Prairie Fund?

The Prairie Fund is Prairie’s main fundraising initiative.

Participation in the Prairie Fund by current parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, corporations, and friends of the school ensures our continued health and vitality.

Our teachers know this well: since 2014, 100% of our full-time faculty have participated in contributing to the Prairie Fund. All of them, for ten years straight. How cool is that? This is the kind of collaboration and personal commitment that boosts our school’s sense of community pride and that helps all of us grow and thrive — and we want our parents to join the club!

Why is the Prairie Fund important?

Prairie is more than a school. It is a sprawling science lab where hypotheses are tested and new discoveries are made. It is home to infinite book nooks – no space is off limits when it comes to settling in with a good read. It is an ongoing musical, filled with singing and dancing in more than just the theatre.

Prairie is an experience and when you support the Prairie Fund, you have a tangible impact on what that can look like. While your gift helps to balance the budget and ensure our teachers are able to fulfill the school’s mission, it goes far beyond what’s necessary. It also creates the opportunity to provide new academic courses, top-notch coaches, and incredible community events – just a few of the extras that set Prairie apart. Your philanthropy provides for the ‘here and now’ and the ‘what’s to come’. No matter your connection to Prairie, our school is strengthened by your support.

How can I participate?

The best way to demonstrate your support of Prairie’s mission is to make a gift to the Prairie Fund. And what’s most important is the act of giving, not the size of the gift. By making a financial contribution, you are saying ‘yes’ to creating the most dynamic student experience possible. 

The Prairie Fund doesn’t get off the ground, though, without volunteer support from parents, alumni, and alumni parents. If you are looking for a way to get involved, being part of the Prairie Fund team is a great place to start. 

By Division

Primary School 74%
Middle School 80%
Upper School 67%
All School 70%

By Grade

Early School 69%
Kindergarten 59%
1st Grade 82%
2nd Grade 72%
3rd Grade 89%
4th Grade 76%
5th Grade 86%
6th Grade 67%
7th Grade 87%
8th Grade 86%
9th Grade 81%
10th Grade 76%
11th Grade 67%
12th Grade 49%