2023-24 Francis Parker Annual Fund


Please consider making a gift to the 2023-24 Annual Fund Campaign, which supports so many of the amazing things that create the dynamic, supportive, joyful school environment that we all love about Francis Parker!

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Annual Fund

Each year we ask our community to give generously. The Fund for Francis Parker is the cornerstone of our annual giving and thanks to the generosity of our current parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends we raise $425,000 each year. This fund allows us to retain the best faculty, provide unique classroom experiences, and have the most diverse student body of any Independent School in the region.

Your gift can be directed to:

  • Greatest Need

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid

  • Faculty Support

  • Performing & Fine Arts

  • Athletics

*if any of the directed funds exceed their operating budget, the excess funds will be allocated to Greatest Need.

There are many options and ways to give, and your support will make a real and lasting impact in the lives of our students.

Online: You can choose to give online by clicking here and using Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover. In doing this you can also become part of our Francis Parker Sustainer program which will allow you to select automatic monthly payments and make your gift go further.

Checks: All checks should be made payable to Francis Parker School of Louisville and sent to the attention of the Development Department at 11000 US Hwy 42 Goshen, KY 40026.

Stocks: If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact Kenisha Kelsey at 502-736-1008.

Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign is a phased comprehensive campaign that includes both bricks and mortar facility improvements and scholarship endowment. By phasing the campaign, we can raise funds for a project, complete it, and move on to the next project. This approach fits the School’s needs, as we have multiple needs on both campuses, rather than one big $15 million building. Our campaign has four (4) bricks and mortar projects, three (e) of which are complete: the Goshen Gym, the expansion of the High School, and the Goshen Main Amp, Lobby & Theater. The final building project, the High School Wellness Center & Gym, will create on-campus athletic facilities to inspire our varsity athletes and add to the school climate.

For any questions about the Capital Campaign, please contact Bethany Heckel, Director of Advancement.

High School Wellness Center & Gym

Our final building in our Capital Campaign, the High School Wellness Center & Gym, will create on-campus athletic facilities to inspire our varsity athletes and add to the school climate. The first phase will include a weight room, exercise studio, multi-surface sport court in the basement level of our 233 West Broadway building. The second and final phase, a stunning gym will be built on our current flat-lot parking lot after completion of a multi-level parking garage. The gym will include a regulation high school-sized basketball court, volleyball court, concessions, weightlifting facilities, and storage.

Annual Gala

Each fall, with the help from a wonderful committee of volunteers, Francis Parker hosts its Annual Gala. We have two galas that rotate annually — Our Good Earth and Imagine! Art Auction + Scholarship Fundraiser. (Prior to 2017-18 we held two galas each year.) Our Good Earth, an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and auction, is set in the fields of our Goshen Campus. Imagine! Art Auction + Scholarship Fundraiser is held in downtown Louisville. The art auction features local, regional, and national artists. They are not asked to donate their work, but rather receive half of whatever their pieces sell for and therefore benefit from the auction as well. Both galas support the students of Francis Parker.

Volunteering

Volunteer with the Parent Association (PA)
The PA is comprised of all members of the parent body, and its purpose is to help maintain a strong, cooperative, and friendly relationship between parents and the School and to support the School’s Mission. Each family is asked to pay $50 in dues to the PA to support the School. This alleviates the need for any sales-based fundraisers such as candy or wrapping paper.

The PA also hosts many of the community-building events that we have over the school year, including:

  • Book Sale (D)
  • Back-to-School Picnic
  • New Parent Reception (D)
  • Taste of Francis Parker (D)
  • Grandparents’ Day (G)
  • Grandparents’ Day (D)
  • Holiday Wish Fund*
  • Parent – Child Dance (G)
  • Parent – Child Campout (G)
  • Pegasus Parade
  • Ice Cream Social (G)

Ongoing

  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation lunches/brunches
  • Classroom holiday parties (G)
  • Skating Parties (G)

*The Holiday Wish Fund was created by the PA to simplify the holiday gift giving process and make sure all teachers and staff members are thanked for their hard work. You may donate any amount of money you’d like and the PA then purchases gift cards for each faculty/staff member.