Our Funds

Each year, over 2,000 donors —including alumnae, parents, friends, and foundations—make annual gifts to Marlborough. These collective contributions from our community help bridge the gap between the income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of the Marlborough experience. More importantly, they give current and future students the opportunity to excel, dream, create, explore, and lead.

As we embrace our expanded school values, we want you to be able to contribute to the areas of our community that resonate most with your values too. That is why we have created new ways to give in line with our new strategic commitments around equity, excellence, wellness, and activism:

The Area of Greatest Need enables Marlborough to respond quickly to issues and opportunities when they arise. Unrestricted gifts to the Marlborough Fund lend support to any area or initiative of the school—both recurring and unexpected—for which support is needed. 

The Equity at the Heart Fund expands upon the work of Marlborough's long-standing Angel Fund to directly support the school’s efforts to build a community that reflects the diversity and culture of our city. From recruiting and enrolling students to championing their inclusion and belonging every step along their Marlborough journey, gifts to this fund will help to ensure that no barrier—financial or otherwise—stands between any qualified student and a Marlborough education.

The Excellence in our Program Fund reaffirms Marlborough’s role as a national leader by supporting the recruitment and retention of creative and committed educators and the development of curricular and co-curricular programs that inspire intellectual inquiry and critical thinking skills. Gifts to this fund will help the school develop best-in-class academic opportunities across all subject areas—whether taught on campus or from a distance—that will seamlessly harness the unique benefits of a Marlborough education and ensure the ongoing resources needed to provide programming, technology, and facilities that foster a cohesive, nimble, and vibrant community.   

The Health, Wellness, and Kindness Fund supports the integration of these areas of focus as foundational priorities at Marlborough. From athletics and physical education to wellness curriculum and advisory support that fosters the social, emotional, and cognitive development of all students, gifts to this fund ensure that all members of the Marlborough community feel safe and supported as they learn and lead together. 

The Partnership with Los Angeles Fund directs resources to initiatives that ensure our program and campus benefit not only our students, but also our city and our planet. Through the work of our community, including the Department of Social Justice and Community Partnerships and clubs such as the Campus Environmental Committee, gifts to this fund will bolster our students’ commitment to compassion and citizenship as they give of their time and talents to institutions that are working to address Los Angeles’ most pressing issues. 

The Marlborough Annual Fund runs from July 1 until June 30. You may pay your pledge anytime during this period, or elect to pay in installments. To gain possible tax benefits during this tax year, donations should be made prior to December 31.

Rise & Rally Campaign

In addition to annual giving, this year we have an exciting project underway for which we also need our community's support. The Rise & Rally Campaign will enable the transformation of Caswell Hall–the place where we all gather to perform, to learn, to celebrate, and to talk about what matters most. It will also help create new spaces underneath Combs Gym dedicated to the health and wellness of every Violet. We broke ground in June 2020 and invite the Marlborough community to help us reach our fundraising goal to enable us to complete construction in time for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here to learn more.