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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919


Endowment - Creating a Sustainable Future

Gifts to Urban’s endowment strengthen our school’s financial foundation for years to come, ensuring that today’s students, as well as future generations, have continued access to excellent teaching, exciting academic and co-curricular opportunities, and an inclusive community that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

Urban’s endowment is a pool of invested funds that produces a permanent flow of interest income beyond tuition revenue to support the school’s operating budget. Our Vision 2013 strategic plan calls for significantly building Urban’s endowment to guarantee the school’s long-term sustainability.

Named Funds

Named funds enable donors to create a lasting legacy that reflects their interests and priorities. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Brisen Brady, Director of Development, at 415 593 9538 or via email at You can also view an endowment brochure by clicking here.

To make an online unrestricted endowment gift or a gift to one of our named Endowment Funds please click here.

The Bernice Ach Endowment Fund
Members and friends of the Ach family launched The Bernice Ach Endowment Fund in 1993 in honor of Bernice Ach, one of Urban's founders. Each year the fund supports activities and programs that promote intellectual curiosity among students as well as teachers' efforts in this regard.

The Gamble Boyer Family Fund
Terry Gamble Boyer and Peter Boyer, parents of Chapin ('10) and Anna ('13), established this fund in 2011. The fund currently supports Urban's unrestricted endowment, enabling the school to apply resources where they are most needed.

The McCune Family Fund
Karen Smith-McCune and Mike McCune, parents of Louise (’09) and Emma (’12), created this fund in 2009 through a Charitable Remainder Trust. The fund will support accessibility for deserving students through financial aid, ensuring that families with limited financial means can attend Urban.

The Mark Salkind Scholarship Fund
The Urban School of San Francisco established this fund in the 2011-2012 school year to honor Mark Salkind's 25th year as Head of School.  The fund will support accessibility for deserving students through financial aid, ensuring that families with limited financial means can attend Urban. In its inaugural year, the fund is over $269,000.

The Merit N. and Carol E. Hancock Scholarship Fund
Bill Hancock and Jessica Justino, parents of Justine ('13), established this fund in 2010 in honor of Bill's parents to provide financial aid for students coming to Urban from public middle schools.

The Shannon Family Fund for Athletics
Established in Honor of LeRoy Votto
Lori and Glenn Shannon, parents of Kimberly, Brett ('07) and Adrienne ('10), established this fund in 2011 in honor of teacher and mentor, LeRoy Votto, who exemplifies Urban’s commitment to a sports program that enhances the experience of all its students and that helps to support Urban’s mission. The fund will support the school's athletic program. 

Urban Faculty Professional Growth Fund
Virginia Coe and Michael Garland, parents of Malcolm Garland ('07), made a wonderful gift in 2007 to establish the Urban Faculty Professional Growth Fund. The fund is in recognition of Urban’s extraordinary teachers and underwrites faculty training and professional growth.

Planned Gifts: The Urban Legacy
Designating Urban as a beneficiary in your estate or financial plans is another way to support Urban’s endowment. If you are interested in joining this special circle of friends and helping to ensure Urban’s long-term financial strength, please see Ways to Give or contact Brisen Brady, Director of Development, at 415 593 9538.



2017-18 Alumni Council

Jared Dowell (‘99), President
Andrew Nguyen (‘99), Vice President
Claudia Mercado (‘02), Secretary

Asher King Abramson (‘09)
Gabriella Fracchia Archini (‘95)
Rebeka Barth (‘95)
Albie Brown ('12)
Jesse Brown ('06)
Celine Buehl ('09)
Aidan Coffino (‘08)
Justin Dorham (‘05)
Jacob Hartog (‘07)
Sarah-Maeve Hersh-Boyle (‘05)
Natalie Holland ('02)
Kate Jessup (‘95)
Warren Klein ('04)
Isaac Kurlan ('04)
Erika Lenkert ('85)
Jenny Lorch ('00)
Alyssa Mitchel (‘11)
Emily Volberding Seip (‘05)
Ben Volberding (‘02)

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