Capital and Endowment Giving

In addition to Annual Fund support, Riverdale seeks major gifts for endowment and capital needs, such as new and renovated facilities. Over the past decade, the school has raised more than $50,000,000 for various capital projects and the endowment.

Endowment investment is important for Riverdale’s continued excellence and stability. A strong endowment provides a dedicated, stable, and sizable funding source to continue to compensate its faculty at competitive levels, to create and enhance opportunities for faculty professional development, to assist in the establishment of new academic and extracurricular programs, and to provide sufficient financial assistance for students. Furthermore, a strong endowment provides the financial resources to accommodate unforeseen expenses and to take advantage of opportunities for educational innovation.

Riverdale's endowment of approximately $62 million (as of August 2015) is comprised of many gifts, including more than 50 named funds in excess of $25,000 that support faculty compensation and professional development, academic and extracurricular programs, and student financial assistance, as well as a large general endowment fund, which can be applied wherever the School needs support.

For more information about making a capital gift to Riverdale, adding to the general endowment or any of our existing endowed funds, or starting a new endowment, please be in touch with Ann Grasing.

For More Information

Ann Grasing
Chief Development Officer

Alicia Sells
Development Officer

Riverdale Country School

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1 Spaulding Lane
Bronx, NY 10471
LS: (718) 549-7780

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5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
MS/US: (718) 549-8810

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The River Campus offers a spacious, natural setting for our youngest students, inspiring learning and play. Go There >

Riverdale offers "STEAM" (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) teaching to Lower School students. Go There >

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Middle School students explore hands-on learning through the Riverdale Maker program. Go There >

Project Knowmad allows Middle Schoolers to learn in a different way, using NYC as their classroom. Go There >

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Riverdale teaches students to make connections through our interdisciplinary programs. Go There >

The club and activity program encourages students to explore their passions and try new things. Go There >

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About 80 percent of Upper School students participate in athletics. Go There >

Riverdale's Hill Campus has an indoor pool, football stadium, weight room, and 3 playing fields. Go There >

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Approximately 20 percent of Riverdale students receive some level of financial aid. Go There >

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Last year's Annual Fund totaled nearly $5 million in gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Go There >

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