The Calvert Fund

The Calvert Fund is our School’s top fundraising priority. Each year, we ask parents, alumni, grandparents, employees, and friends to participate in the annual giving campaign by making a charitable gift to the School. Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of educating our students, so we rely on gifts to the Calvert Fund to help us close the gap.
Calvert fosters student initiative and intellectual curiosity, offers diverse leadership and service opportunities, and provides unique experiences inside the classroom and beyond. This is possible because of our passionate and inclusive community, because of our deeply engaged faculty, and because of our community’s generous financial support of Calvert.

2019-20 Calvert Fund Leadership

Calvert Fund Chairs
Kelly & Scott Foley

Calvert Fund Vice Chairs/Parent Division Chairs
Brooke & Brian Margerum

Trustee Chair
Courtney Otenasek

Banner Society Chairs
Chris & Peter Espenshade

Class of 2020 Eighth Grade Gift Chairs
Kathy & Mike McGonigle

Alumni Committee Co-Chairs
Beth Fenwick Garner '85 
Kelly McCormick Whitman '00 

Grandparent Chair
Cheryl Southern 

Faculty & Staff Co-Chairs
Craig Bennett
Muff Menton Fenwick '87
Kristen Handy 
Nancy Swindell '97

Giving Levels

Banner Society
The Banner Society is Calvert’s leadership giving society that recognizes donors who make a gift of $1,500 or more to the School*

Castalia Circle $50,000 and above
Silhouette Circle $25,000 - $49,999
Black & Gold Circle $10,000 - $24,999
The Tuscany Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Presidents’ Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Head Masters’ Circle $1,500 - $2,499 

The Young Alumni Leadership Society
Entitles alumni who are celebrating up to their 20th Reunions, who make a minimum gift of $250, to membership in the Banner Society.

Additional Giving Clubs

1897 Club $1,000 - $1,499
Hoppers, Crickets, Crows & Canaries Club $500 - $999
GOLD Society Recognizes Graduates Of the Last Decade who make a gift of any amount to the Calvert Fund.
Signature Society Recognizes consistent donors of 10 years or more.

*Donors who make a gift of $1,500 or more are invited to attend the biannual Banner Society Reception. Donors who make a gift of $2,500 or more are additionally invited to attend the biannual Presidents' Circle Dinner. 
These events will take place on alternate years. 

Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.