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While the GFS Annual Fund provides funding for daily operating expenses at GFS, Endowment programs focus on meeting the school's long-term strategic goals. 

The Impact

  • Recruiting and supporting a gifted faculty through competitive compensation and professional development.

  • Attracting and maintaining a talented student body.

  • Strong enrollment that represents the socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of our community.

  • A larger pool of financial aid dollars for students.

  • Program funding for travel programs, music, athletics, and more.

  • Keeping tuition affordable for current and future families.

  • Resources to preserve and enhance our historic campus to meet emerging program needs.

Endowment Priorities


This fund endows the Stokes Athletic Banquet, held each year to recognize senior athletes.

Auxiliary Scholarships

Recognizing that there are expenses beyond tuition associated with a GFS education, these funds support co-curricular needs of students including academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities.

Community SCholars

Since 1965, this program has enabled GFS to significantly reduce financial barriers to an extraordinary educational experience to children from Germantown and our neighboring communities. These funds provide support for students who have been designated Community Scholars.


Educational innovation at GFS lies with our faculty, who foster the academic culture and intellectual creativity of the school. These endowed funds support faculty in a number of ways, including programming and special projects, professional development, and compensation.

Financial Aid 

GFS has always strived to maintain a diverse student body, regardless of a family’s ability to afford tuition. These funds are used to provide scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need.

Our Campus

GFS prides itself on its historic campus located in the heart of Germantown. Along with regular maintenance and beautification projects, additions and enhancements are made to facilities when dictated by programmatic needs.

How to support the endowment program

  • Donors may establish named endowed funds with a gift of $100,000 or more or gifts of any size may be directed towards existing funds.
  • Endowed funds can be created to honor or memorialize a loved one, or a beloved faculty member, or to name a program.
  • To establish an endowed fund or give to an existing fund, please contact the Advancement Office at 215-951-2340.