The Kent Place Fund operates each year from July 1 through June 30. There are a variety of ways to make your gift or pledge. For more information on these and other giving options, please contact (908) 273-0900, ext. 368.
Another gift option is to pay a pledge at a later date or in a series of installments. If you are interested in making a pledge, please contact Rebecca McNally, at (908) 273-0900, ext. 368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your employer match donations to schools? Your gift may be doubled or tripled in value through you or your spouse’s company. Most companies allow you to process your matching gift online. You can contact your employer's human resources department for more information. If you process your match online, it is helpful to notify our office that you have done so by emailing Mark Jorgensen, at email@example.com. If we need to sign a hardcopy form to verify your gift, please mail it to:
Kent Place School Office of Advancement 42 Norwood Avenue Summit, NJ 07901
Gifts of appreciated securities provide an opportunity to benefit Kent Place with tax advantages for you. Please contact Coral Butler Brooks in the Advancement Office, at (908) 273-0900, ext. 213, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know of your gift intention to ensure that your gift is transferred and properly credited.
Many generations of alumnae, parents, trustees, and friends have chosen to support Kent Place through bequests in their will or other planned gifts. If this interests you, the Advancement Office will be happy to assist you and your financial advisor in establishing a planned gift for Kent Place.
Kent Place School is now a participating organization on AmazonSmile! This means that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to KPS. Click here to start shopping! Please note that funds Kent Place receives through this program are donated by Amazon and will not be credited to the shopper. However, each dollar we receive through this initiative will help provide our students with brave and brilliant opportunities.
That's our mantra in robotics. Try crazy things, be free with your ideas, and see what happens. If you're going to build the future, you'll need to be a pioneer. –Emma, seventh grade
LEAN INTO DIFFICULTY.
When it comes to academics, it pays to challenge yourself. I'm in the Bioethics Symposium, presenting research on the ethics of genetically-enhanced intelligence. At times it's daunting—research, deadlines, time management—but it's also a whole new way of thinking. Very independent and "you-driven." –Isabella, sophomore
OWN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE
It's one of the "conversation norms" we have at Kent Place, and it's always resonated with me. Everyone has a different and equally valid perspective to bring to the table—so put yourself out there. –Mary, senior
DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GET A LABEL.
There are no jocks here at Kent Place, no science geeks, no theater nerds. Last month a varsity athlete went to sing at the Vatican. Everyone here has some unique quality — and they’re amazing at what they do. –Claire, senior
MATH COMES FROM YOU
When you've computed something for yourself, the story is different. The girls here feel like the math is coming from them, rather than from a textbook. You won't hear a Kent Place girl ask, "What answer are they looking for?" The girls are looking for their own answers, and they're on their own path. –Dr. Ralph Pantozzi, Mathematics Department Chair
GET READY FOR RIGOROUS WORK.
And multiple extracurricular activities. Busy days, and a few late nights. But through it all, don’t lose your sense of fun. –Alessandra, junior
KPS alumnae are amazing. I met one alumna after a math and science panel who works in retail architecture. That made me think about a cool way to combine two of my interests — math and fashion. –Amber, junior
YOUR TIME AT KPS IS GOING TO OPEN UP OPTIONS YOU HADN'T EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT.
And when it's time to choose, you're going to know yourself so well, you'll pick the college that's the best fit for you—academically, socially, personally. So don't get tunnel vision. This is your process. Just know that you'll be ready! –Jennifer Simpson, Director of College Advising
SOLVING PROBLEMS IS A JOURNEY, ENJOY THE RIDE!
In the Middle School we do a Science Expo—either two or four people work on a science project for a couple of months and then present it to the entire class. We go into some in-depth projects and it’s incredible what we learn along the way, and how willing our teachers are to help us through the tough parts. –Toni Ann, eighth grade
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
Every girl here learns from an early age how to speak up and speak to adults. You never feel silly raising your hand, and you’re given lots of opportunities to speak publicly. I’m never shy about saying what’s on my mind. –Vittoria, fourth grade
ETHICS WILL CHANGE YOUR ENTIRE OUTLOOK.
Right away, we tackled questions of "right versus right." We're learning to look at every issue from both sides, which helps with everything from homework to friendships. –Elizabeth, eighth grade