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Special Initiatives

Eighth Grade Class Gift

In June, the parents of the 8th grade graduates make a special gift to the school in honor of their sons and daughters. The purpose of the gift is decided in consultation with the Head of School, the Class Representative, and the members of the class.

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts provide Gateway with the foundation that sustains our mission. The school enjoys a long history of support from its families and special friends. In addition to their leadership gifts to the Annual Fund and Gala, many of these generous donors have contributed to the general endowment or established permanent funds, such as those used for scholarships. The annual draw from these endowed funds contributes to the school’s operating budget.

Scholarship Funds

The following five scholarships cover partial to full tuition expenses for selected students. They are based on financial need.

  • Claire Flom Memorial Scholarship – created by the Board of Trustees in memory of Gateway’s co-founder after her passing in 2007
  • Evelyn McKenzie Scholarship Endowment Fund – established by the Devlin Family in honor of longtime friend and former teacher Evelyn McKenzie
  • Jeffrey Plevan Scholarship Endowment Fund – created in memory of a loyal alumnus, Jeffrey Plevan, at the behest of his former teachers
  • Rea and Judd Tully Scholarship Fund – made possible by the Tully family, parents of a current Gateway student
  • General Scholarship Fund – made possible by a gift from William Kriegel, the parent of a Gateway alumna

In addition, the Alexandra Hamilton Fund was established by Donald and Marcia Hamilton, parents of a Gateway alumna, to help fund the music and arts program at Gateway.

If you are interested in making a special gift to Gateway, please email