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A New Idea Rooted in Tradition!

April 19, 2018 is a day for alumni and friends of The Knox School to show support for the vision executed by Founder Mary Alice Knox. Your generosity on this day will help Knox students continue to thrive, while confirming your ongoing support for the mission, traditions and core values that have warmed your hearts over the years.

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Examples of how your gifts can make a difference:

$500 - Provides new books for the library
$1,000 - Pays for royalties and rental fees for both the fall play and the spring musical
$1,500 - Provides a six-week supply of shoes for ten horses
$2,000 - Covers the cost of spring aerating and seeding of sports fields
$2,500 - Feeds our horses for a month
$2,500 - Covers the cost of three drafting tables and stools for design students in Stagecraft
$3,000 - Provides spring plantings to beautify our campus
$3,500 - Provides new chairs for campus events and assemblies
$5,000 - Provides the necessary materials to upgrade our science labs
$10,000 - Provides funding to begin the renovation and restoration of Houghton
$12,000 - Covers funding for one month of electric expenses
$15,000 - Provides funding to develop a new Knox School mobile application
$20,000 - Provides funding to grow our STEM Program
$50,000 - Helps to upgrade campus technology and security
$1,000,000 - Will allow us to enclose our riding ring for year-round Equestrian programs


Does Semper ad Lucem still guide your life today?

Do you believe that The Knox School should “hold fast the old traditions,” as you sang during the Annual Lantern Parade?

What was your passion at Knox? Riding? Music? Theatre? Visual Arts? Athletics?


Do you believe in the value of a small school where every student is known and rigorous academics are combined with artistic and athletic pursuits?

Do you want to help day-school tuition remain low to better serve our local community?
Let's Get social!
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Throughout the day,
use the hashtag #knoxfoundersdayofgiving
to participate in our
exciting social media activities.

On Founder’s Day of Giving, send photos, talk about day-of events, and tell us why you donated to Knox.

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*Please email your photos to Karyn Cernera Bush, Director of Marketing and Communications at

For more information on Founders Day, please contact: Meredith McCaslin, Executive Director of Admissions and Institutional Advancement at 631-686-1600 ext. 410 or email

To make a gift over the phone, please contact: Danielle Taylor, Operations Director- Admissions and Advancement at 631-686-1600 ext. 439.