8th Grade Legacy Fund
Ten years ago, the tradition of the 8th Grade Gift was started. Parents of graduating eighth graders worked together to give the school something to honor their children's experience. As Chapin has left an indelible mark on our children, we too, desire to leave an enduring legacy.
Just for eighth graders, Chapin integrates into the curriculum targeted experiential activities. We are sure you have heard of a few: Camp Mason for three days, seeing Wicked on Broadway, Project Use, and now, building canoes. These activities total $50,000 in the annual operating budget. Understanding the importance of these activities for our children and for the future, we are establishing the Eighth Grade Legacy Endowment.
An endowment fund is set up for a particular purpose and only the income is used. As successive classes contribute, the principal will continue to grow and yield income, a portion of which will be used toward supporting these unique experiences. A plaque will be hung in the school and each class will have their class year added to honor their contribution.
While giving to the Eighth Grade Legacy Endowment Fund is for the future, we still share a responsibility to support today and ask you to continue supporting the Chapin Fund. We are the recipients of the generosity of the Chapin community that came before us, and now it is our turn to secure Chapin for today and tomorrow.