Endowment Funds

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I make a gift to the Foundation?

    You may make a gift to the Foundation in general, to a particular fund in the Foundation, or establish a fund of your own. Often, alumni and friends of Park School include a gift to the Park School Foundation through a planned or estate gift which ensures that their legacy of support will live on at Park in perpetuity. There are many options for this type of gift and we invite your call of interest or encourage you to speak with your attorney or accountant directly. As a donor with a planned gift for the School, we will invite you to become a member of our 1912 Legacy Society, where your generosity is acknowledged in a number of ways.
  • How does the School benefit from the Park School of Buffalo Foundation?

    While the Park School Foundation principal is invested, a percentage of the endowment is given to the School annually based on the Spending Policy of the Park School Foundation. 5% of the prior 13 quarters is the amount given back to the operating budget to support student scholarships, faculty professional development, and other programs.
  • What is The Park School of Buffalo Foundation?

    Established in 1971 by Gilbert J. Yager (father of Patricia '58 and Katherine '61), the Foundation manages the endowment funds of the School, currently valued at approximately $2.8 million. The Foundation is governed by a board of trustees headed by Martin J. Berardi.

    The financial health of the School depends on growing our endowment funds on a continuous basis. While the Annual Fund secures Park's well-being each year, the future of the School lies in a strong endowment. A gift to the endowment is a wonderful way to support the School and its long term future.

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (
    www.cfgb.org) holds and manages the Park School Foundation, bringing their financial expertise to the investing of our endowed funds as well as their wealth of knowledge to our planned giving program.
  • Who oversees The Park School of Buffalo Foundation?

    Park is fortunate to have the following trustees steward and grow the Foundation's assets:

    Martin J. Berardi, President
    Trudy Mollenberg, Vice President
    Gerald L. Cornish
    Linda Angert Kahn '62
    Andrew A. Morrison '81
    David A. Rich '63
    David G. Brock '63, ex-officio

If you wish to learn more about Park's endowment funds, please contact Carolyn Hoyt Stevens '81, Director of Development, at 716-839-1243 x104.
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

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