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The Inly Fund

The Inly Fund

Your gift makes Inly possible.

Each year, Inly provides exciting opportunities for children to learn and grow while instilling a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Your gift to the Inly Fund takes this inspiring education to new heights.

Like virtually all independent schools, tuition alone doesn't cover the full cost of an Inly education. Charitable contributions enable the school to bridge the gap between tuition income and operating costs and are essential to the growth and sustainability of our School. To make this unique, high-quality education possible, we rely on the generosity of our entire community—parents, past parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Inly—to provide a vital 7% of our operating budget.

We are a small community and every contribution has a significant impact on our students and teachers. We count on you, and we appreciate your support.

At Inly, you can see your gift at work.

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Each donor has the opportunity to designate a gift to the area of the Inly experience that they find most inspiring, or to where the need is greatest:

Should designated contributions exceed a fund’s budgeted limit, gifts will be reallocated at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Levels of Giving

Head’s Circle: $25,000 and above 

Visionary: $10,000 – $24,999

Innovator: $5,000 – $9,999

Founder: $2,500 – $4,999

Pioneer: $1,000 – $2,499

Believer: $500 – $999

Friend: Up to $499

$100 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

$250 and above: The above benefit, plus;
Inly Grandparent T-Shirt

$500 and above: The above benefit, plus;
A virtual Coffee and Conversation with the Head of School

$1,000 and above: The above benefits, plus;
Your family name on the Grandparent Circle bench on Sunflower Hill.

$100 and above

The Inly Inspiration Circle recognizes and honors the loyal alumni, parents, and friends who support Inly consistently over time. Once you establish two consecutive years of annual support for Inly, you will become a member of the Inspiration Circle. All Inspiration Circle members will be recognized in the School’s Gratitude Report published each Fall. A great way to ensure membership to the Inspiration Circle is to consider a recurring gift (where your credit card is charged monthly or annually).

I give to Inly because I everytime I look back on my elementary-middle school experience, I can’t help but smile when thinking of all the incredible memories, experiences and friends I had the opportunity of having during my time there. Inly alums leave the school with the confidence, knowledge and experience to take on whatever lies ahead.
Deirdre Duddy-Kennedy ’08
Inly fostered a lifelong love of learning for me. The Montessori belief that kids are naturally curious and interested in the world is something that I am incredibly grateful for as it's led me to the career path I am on now, improved my academic and work performance, but more broadly, greatly improved my life satisfaction and fulfillment.
Bob Sommer ’09
We donate to The Inly Fund every year. An Inly education is not just math and English. It is not just reading and writing. Inly looks at the entire child and provides an environment that nurtures the individual to thrive within the community as a whole. The emotional, the academic, the physical, the creative. Each child is special to their family, but to find a school where each child is unique...is pure magic.
Britt and Ryan Pena P’23
We give, knowing that doing so will make Inly a better place for the next family looking for what it has to offer. We have received so much from our relationship with Inly, and we feel good to give what we can in return. And what we give looks different at different times—it can be money, time, or even ideas. We believe in sharing what we have with others in our community. We believe in the power of giving.
Lori and Christopher Black P’26, ’27
I choose to support Inly because I know that tuition alone doesn’t cover the full cost to educate our students. As a parent and a teacher, I have the added benefit of observing funds being used to provide enrichment for students in my class and throughout the school. I am committed to Inly, and I want it to be around for a long time to come so that our future students will benefit from this wonderful school.
Margie Morgan P’08, ’24
We are grateful for the unique opportunities that our children were able to experience at Inly — the hands-on integrated curriculum, experiential learning, the relationships they developed with their teachers and the friendships they made. At Inly they were excited to learn, they thrived and gained self-confidence. For these reasons we are delighted to support Inly.
Lynda and John Jackson P’10, ’12


Every gift adds up! 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. Our goal is 100% participation in this community-wide effort. Your participation is a vote of confidence in Inly.

Your gift can be made with cash, check, credit card, or a gift of securities. You can donate online via credit card, Paypal, or Venmo. You can also mail a check or drop it off at the Development Office on campus.

Discover more about ways to give.

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. You can make a pledge by contacting Director of Development Marie Van Patten at [email protected] or 781-545-5544 x119.

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. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.

The Development Office sends out several appeals by mail and emails each school year. These appeals are followed up by phone by volunteers and staff callers. All gifts and pledges are due by June 30, the end of the fiscal year, and your support will be recognized in the Annual Report of Donors published in the fall.