Endowment & Capital

Stevenson relies on philanthropic support to fund everyday operations, build new facilities and programs, and sustain excellence with a robust endowment.

Stevenson relies on philanthropic support to fund everyday operations, build new facilities and programs, and sustain excellence with a robust endowment.

Endowed Funds

Gifts that make a difference now and in perpetuity.

Endowed funds have a common objective: to provide support not just for one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity. By creating or adding to a permanent endowment, Stevenson donors are making a significant investment in the future of RLS, our students, and our exceptional faculty by ensuring that endowed programs will thrive and survive well into the future. Because endowment gifts are invested permanently, they serve as an enduring tribute to our donors and their values for future generations of Pirates.

Featured Fund

Tales of a Trailblazer: Dr. Michael L. Jackson ’68 Lights the Way for a Diverse Student Body at Stevenson

When discussing Stevenson with alumni, it’s common to hear stories of how the School has shaped their lives—as both thinkers and doers. It’s less common, however, to hear stories about how one Pirate affected the trajectory of the School. But the lasting impact of one such alumnus, Dr. Michael L. Jackson ’68, is indelible.

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Capital Gifts

Gifts that Transform Our Campus

Donors make a lasting and permanent impact on our academic, athletic, and residential programs by supporting capital improvements. Over the last ten years, we have built two new athletic fields, two new amphitheaters at the lower and middle division campus, renovated our library into a learning commons, and built six new faculty homes.

We are currently raising funds to build three more duplex houses along Faculty Row. Whether one is a day or resident student, one of the incredible benefits of attending a boarding school is that one’s teachers also coach, advise, live on campus, and regularly take meals side-by-side with their students. Our teachers, and their families, thus teach our students formal and informal lessons. They support and provide living examples of what it means to live purposefully and joyously. This is a big role, and one that adds to the challenge of recruiting and retaining stellar people. This task is especially difficult in an area like Monterey Bay where the cost of living is well above the national average.

Watch the Demolition of Faculty House #3, Part 1

There is nothing better than stepping back into the classroom as a student rather than a teacher to provide a little perspective, humility, and excitement. I am, as always, grateful to you and for Stevenson’s continuing support of professional development.”

— Susan Denny, Science, Upper Division