A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

Annual Giving

We're ALL IN!

Every family is different. Every reason for giving is different; but, all support one common goal: Being ALL IN together. Together and ALL IN is a win-win!


Like all independent schools, Far Hills has an operating budget that relies on three main areas of income—tuition, endowment return, and philanthropy—to provide our students with a robust and well-rounded educational experience. 

As a school, we must raise over $1 million annually to provide the Far Hills journey. For every $1 contributed to the Annual Fund, $.95 goes directly to support:

  • Faculty salaries and professional development,

  • Classroom supplies,

  • Technology,

  • Arts and Athletics, 

  • And most importantly, this year, the health, safety, and extensive preparations to help Far Hills students and families feel safe and secure in school. 

As such, gifts to the Annual Fund are our most important source of non-tuition income. When you make a gift to Far Hills, it’s not “just a donation.” It’s an investment in the educational and emotional growth of our students. 

All Annual Fund donors have the opportunity to allocate their gift to one of six areas of distinction:


We’re ALL IN! Are you?

A Special Thank You to our 2020–21 Annual Fund Committee!



Annual Fund Co-Chairs

Helen and Ray Plummer, P ’21, ’24, ‘29

Committee Member Ambassadors

Christine Antoneck, P '21, '22, '26, '27

Sharyn Bilenker, P '21, '24

Andrew Brucker '90, P '20, '22, '25

Lynda McMaster Gentile, P '22

Lauren Ingenito, P '21, '24, '28

Josephine Isgro, P '27, '27, '29

Julie Jaster de Garcia, P '28, '31

Beth Mikosh, P '19, '17

Eileen Paragano, GP '28


The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples) for those who take the standard deduction. You might think that this is a small amount; however, if every one of our donors gave $300, the impact would help us get one step closer to our financial goal and 100% participation from our community. For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as Far Hills Country Day School to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.


Each gift helps Far Hills maintain standards of excellence in the people, place and program that enable FH students to Go Far.