Endowment & Named Funds
Gifts to Urban’s endowment strengthen the 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 students and families 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 Urban Thrives 2023 Strategic Plan calls for building Urban’s endowment significantly to guarantee the school’s long-term sustainability.
Urban's Named Endowment Funds
Named funds enable donors to create a lasting legacy that reflects their interests and priorities, and provides a giving opportunity for like-minded donors to support Urban in perpetuity.
- The Bernice Ach Endowment Fund
- The Dan Murphy Fund for Educational Innovation and Faculty Growth
- The Gamble Boyer Family Fund
- The McCune Family Fund
- The Mark Salkind Scholarship Fund
- The Merit N. and Carol E. Hancock Scholarship Fund
- The Shannon Family Fund for Athletics
- Urban Faculty Professional Growth Fund
The Dan Murphy Fund for Educational Innovation and Faculty Growth was established in the 2017-18 school year as a way to honor and celebrate Dan's retirement and 50-year tenure as Urban’s longest-serving teacher. Dan has been at the forefront of many of the educational innovations that have defined Urban over the years, and the fund will support the school's culture of continued learning and intellectual renewal for Urban faculty.
Urban School of San Francisco established this fund in the 2011-12 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.
To contribute to the Mark Salkind Scholarship Fund, please go here.
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.
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