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

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 Dan Murphy Fund for Educational Innovation and Faculty Growth

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. 

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

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.

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), established this fund in 2007 in recognition of Urban’s extraordinary teachers, and underwrites their continued training and professional growth.

 

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Contact Development

Anna Lee
Director of Development
415 593 9542