Gifts to this fund provide much-needed tuition support to financially deserving students, which in turn helps Falk achieve its mission of being an inclusive, equitable and diverse learning environment.
The Falk Fund, also known as the annual fund, supports the greatest needs of the School by providing necessary and critical resources for the annual operating budget.
Gifts to the Falk Fund are unrestricted, meaning donors allow the School to expend the funding where it is needed most.
Falk School is solely responsible for raising and managing its annual budget, which currently exceeds $6 million dollars. Revenue is generated from tuition, fees, and donations. Falk does receive custodial support, utilities expenses, IT support, insurance and legal services from the University of Pittsburgh, but must cover all other expenses, including salaries, financial aid, building improvements and loan repayment for the expansion.
While unrestricted support to the Falk Fund is our highest fundraising priority, you can support a specific initiative at Falk by making a gift to one of our restricted-use funds.
While unrestricted support to The Falk Fund is our highest fundraising priority, if you wish to support a specific initiative at Falk, you can make a gift to one of our following restricted-use funds:
Gifts to this fund support the makerspace for learning through the procurement of tools, materials, equipment and guest speakers for the program.
Gifts to this fund to support the general collections of the library.
Gifts to this fund support the Artist-in-Residence program, which shares expertise with eighth grade students to create a permanent legacy artwork that remains at the school after they leave.
An endowed fund created by former Falk parents in honor of a long-standing member of the Falk staff. Gifts to this fund add to the endowment whose income supports training for faculty and support staff on topics pertinent to teaching students with special needs.
An endowed fund started by members of the Falk Parent Organization (then called the Parent Teacher Association) nearly 30 years ago. Gifts to this fund add to the endowment whose income provides tuition support for students who would enhance the diversity of the population of the school.
A fund created in honor of a much-loved, former music teacher on the occasion of her retirement. Gifts to this fund support the musical program, including the purchase or repair of musical instruments along with program and faculty support.