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The Inly Fund

Each year brings about many opportunities for Inly students to strive for their personal best, reach beyond their comfort zones, learn and grow. Your gift to the Inly Fund takes our students’ education to new heights.
The Inly Fund is the School’s annual giving program, which supports the creative and innovative programs that inspire real world ready learners. Like most independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full costs of operating Inly School. Charitable giving to Inly provides 6% of the yearly operating budget — supporting teacher salaries and professional development, computer and science equipment, library resources, classroom materials, student financial aid, and more. Gifts of all sizes make a tremendous impact on students and faculty at Inly. 

Your Gift Supports:

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  • Faculty and Academics

    Your gift supports instructional programming, teacher salaries, professional development opportunities, enabling faculty members to grow and share professionally, and curriculum development.
  • Library and Technology

    Your gift supports library books and supplies and updated computer hardware and software so that our students have leading edge learning tools.
  • Arts

    Your gift helps provide materials for performing and visual arts including sets, costumes, scores for musicals and plays, piano tuning, and classroom art supplies.
  • Physical Education

    Your gift supports sports uniforms and equipment for athletics and physical education.
  • Area of Greatest Need

    Your gift provides the flexibility for Inly to allocate funds for immediate needs and priorities.
  • Experiential Programs

    Your gift supports our hallmark experiential learning curriculum, helping our students to reach beyond our walls to discover the world around them: Hull Lifesaving Museum Rowing, Nature’s Classroom, Camp Chewonki, and Ocean Classroom.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

    You have the option to designate your annual gift to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Impact Fund. This giving opportunity will help to advance DEIJ programming for the current school year, such as teacher training, speakers, curriculum materials.

Inly Fund FAQs

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  • Q. What is The Inly Fund?

    Like most independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating students at Inly. Inly relies on The Inly Fund, our annual giving program, to help bridge the gap between tuition income and operating expenses. Gifts to The Inly Fund are used to bolster our programs during the current school year.
  • Q. How will my gift make a difference?

    Gifts to The Inly Fund help to purchase classroom materials, sponsor guest speakers, provide science & computer equipment, support professional development for teachers, maintain our campus, ensure financial aid opportunities, and create new enrichment activities and much more.
  • Q. Why is my participation important?

    Each gift adds up! Our goal is 100% participation in this community wide effort. Gifts of all sizes make a tremendous impact on our school community. Potential funders such as corporations and foundations will only fund schools that can demonstrate a wide base of support by their own school community. Your participation is a vote of confidence in Inly.
  • Q. How do I make my pledge or gift?

    Your gift can be made by cash, check, credit card or with a gift of securities. Gifts can be made online or by sending by mail or dropping off to the Advancement Office at Inly School. You can make a pledge by contacting the Advancement Office at ext. 119
  • Q. Can I pledge now and pay later?

    Yes! The school's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Pledges can be paid at any time prior to the end of the fund year and may be paid in installments.
  • Q. What do I do if I need more information?

    Contact Marie Van Patten, Director of Development. You can reach her at 781-545-5544 ext. 119 or mvanpatten@inlyschool.org. She is happy to answer your questions in detail.
  • Q. How much should I give?

    Given the importance of The Inly Fund to the quality and strength of Inly, we ask that you give as generously as you can. Gifts to the Fund range from $10 to more than $15,000. The school community is grateful for every contribution, as each gift is critical to the success of The Inly Fund. Whatever the size of your gift, we encourage you to make Inly one of your top philanthropic priorities.
  • Q. How does Inly conduct solicitations?

    The advancement office sends out several appeals each school year. These appeals are followed up by phone by volunteer and staff callers. Consider making your gift or pledge early in the year to save the school postage and telephone costs. All gifts and pledges are due by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. Your support will be recognized in the Annual Report of Donors published in the fall.
Is your employer one of the more than 720 companies who will match your gift to Inly or offer grants for volunteering? Find out by clicking the Double the Donation button above!

Levels of Giving

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  • Leadership Giving Circle

    Each year, a growing number of donors create and strengthen the foundation of The Inly Fund by making gifts at a leadership level. We recognize these individuals in the Leadership Giving Circle out of tremendous gratitude for their vision and generosity. In addition to appearing in the annual report, donors in the Leadership Giving Circle are invited to an annual appreciation event within the giving year.
    • Head’s Circle: $15,000 and above
    • Visionary: $10,000 - $14,999
    • Sponsor: $5,000 - $9,999
    • Innovator: $3,000 - $4,999
    • Founder: $1,973 - $2,999
    • Pioneer: $1,000 - $1,972
  • Other Recognition Levels

    • Partner: $500–$999
    • Friend: up to $499
    • Alumni Leader: $25+
      (alumni less than 10 years out)
  • Grandparent Giving Circle

    Grandparent participation in Inly’s annual fundraising efforts has a deep impact on our small learning community. In recognition of grandparents who support Inly with an annual gift, the school has established the Grandparent Giving Circle.
    • $25 and above
      A book, selected for the level of your grandchild, will be dedicated to the Inly library in your grandchild’s name with a personalized bookplate.
    • $100 and above
      The above benefit, plus; an Inly car magnet.
    • $250 and above
      The above benefits, plus; an invitation to join a virtual Coffee and Conversation with the Head of School and an Inly coffee mug.
    • $1,000 and above
      The above benefits, plus; your family name on the Grandparent Circle bench on Sunflower Hill for the following school year.

Our Development Team

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  • Photo of Cristina Sullivan

    Cristina Sullivan 

    Director of Advancement
    781-545-5544 x130
  • Photo of Marie Van Patten

    Marie Van Patten 

    Director of Development
    781-545-5544 x119

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.
Inly School admits students of any race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, and without regard to disability, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.