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The River Fund

Our community has a shared commitment to River's mission and philanthropic support for every aspect of our program helps make a River education one-of-a-kind. The River Fund is our most important annual fundraising campaign. Each year, we ask every member of our community to make a gift, which helps us attract and retain talented faculty and enables River to offer tuition assistance and an enriched curriculum.

This annual campaign is the cornerstone of philanthropy at River, providing critical resources and ensuring a balanced operating budget. Over 90% of parents support The River Fund each year and are joined by grandparents, alumni families and friends. Gifts in any amount are appreciated and demonstrate deep community ties, strengthening our ability to attract foundation support.

Thank you in advance for giving as generously as possible in support of our mission, programs and the children.

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Visionary Circle
$100,000 and above

Sustainers Circle
$50,000 - $99,999

Founders Circle
$35,000 - $49,999

Chesapeake Circle
$20,000 - $34,999

Great Falls Circle
$10,000 - $19,999

Potomac Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

Rock Creek Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

Leadership Giving at River
Leadership gifts ($2,500 or more) received annually make up a significant proportion of the total raised by The River Fund.

Leadership donors help transform The River School experience for every child, providing for River today and strengthening our foundation for the future.

Please email Jen Lynch, Director of Institutional Advancement to learn more.

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