2021-2022 Support Annual Giving

These are exceptional times.

Each day we witness in real-time, how every member of the community is uniting to navigate new ways to learn, stay connected, and support one another.

Nothing reflects the Poly community’s spirit of generosity more than the financial support it provides to ensure that exceptional opportunities and outstanding resources are available for our students and programs.

When you contribute to Poly, you change a life by providing the opportunities made available for every student!

Since 1854, philanthropy has been vital to the success of Poly’s mission. Annual Giving is a philanthropic priority at Poly, as it is widely considered to be a measure of a community’s commitment to the school and to the learning experiences and resources we offer. 

Poly Prep graduating seniors at the podium

The Power
of Philanthropy

Your gift to the Annual Giving fund is more than a show of support. It represents your dedication to the student experience and making every day at Poly Prep extraordinary.


Raise $2.5 Million
Participation 100%


20.3% of Poly students receive financial aid
100% of needs met
$9 Million awarded in financial aid for 2019–2020


Understanding Poly’s finances is the first step to understanding its need for support. Poly could not operate without the generosity of parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends.

Annual Giving

Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a Poly student. Annual Giving is essential because it provides unrestricted income for use in the current school year. Participation in giving at any level is the most important way the community can express their commitment to Poly and its students and teachers.

Find out more.

Income chart
  • 86% Tuition fees
  • 5% Summer Camp
  • 5% Annual GIving Other Gifts
  • 2% Endowment Income
  • 1% Auxillary Services
  • 1% Other

  • 42% Salaries
  • 15% Financial Aid
  • 10% Benefits
  • 8% Auxillary Services
  • 7% Depreciation
  • 6% General Administrative
  • 5% Program & Instructional
  • 4% Plant Operations
  • 3% Summer Camp
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Ways to Give

Mail your check to Poly Prep
Advancement, 9216 Seventh Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Give by credit card through our secure online donation-portal

Stock and Wire Transfers
Call Deborah Cavalcante for instructions (718) 836-9800 x3820 or email her directly.

Call Opeyemi Laniyonu, Director of Annual Giving, (347) 394-1177 x3090 or email him directly.

Other Campaigns
Poly Arts Center Capital Campaign

Poly Prep Arts Center
The $10 million campaign for the Arts Center has been recently reimagined as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary facility for the performing and visual arts.

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Endowment Giving
Endowed gifts serve as Poly’s "savings account" and are one of the most significant ways to secure the school's financial future. A strong endowment safeguards the administration’s ability to continue to perform day-to-day operations.

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Meet the Advancement Team