The 19 for 19 Campaign for Calhoun was launched in the spring of 2016 to raise $19 million in honor of Steve Nelson’s 19 years as Head of School.

The primary goal of the Campaign is to grow the Calhoun Endowment, to strengthen Calhoun’s financial security and provide more support for strategic priorities--including increasing faculty compensation, enhancing the curriculum and providing state-of-the-art facilities.

“Calhoun’s Board of Trustees is committed to the 19 for 19 Campaign for Calhoun,” says Melissa Liberty, who also announced that the Robert L. Beir Foundation has generously pledged up to $3 million to the Endowment, donating $1 million for every $5 million raised for the Endowment during the course of the Campaign.

Campaign Calls for Community Participation

The 19 for 19 Campaign is raising $19 million in 2016-17 through the school’s three
fundraising programs, enabling all members of the current and extended Calhoun
community to participate in at least one aspect (and, in some cases, all aspects) of
this landmark effort:

The Annual Fund: Gifts ranging from $19 to $30,000 will provide unrestricted funds
supporting the annual operating budget.

Gala, May 19, 2017: This special fundraiser at the American Museum of Natural History will be the school’s Benefit for 2017 and the capstone event of the Campaign, raising unrestricted funds for the school’s annual operating budget

Major Gifts: Gifts, ranging from $30,000 to $5 million over five years, will go to the Endowment, with the opportunity for donors to direct up to 50 percent of their gift to specific endowed funds for financial aid or faculty salaries/benefits.

Read more about The 19 for 19 Campaign and Calhoun's plans to grow its Endowment.

How You Can Support the Campaign

If you have questions about the Campaign, or how you and your family can be involved in this important initiative, please complete the inquiry form below. A member of the 19 for 19 Campaign for Calhoun team will be in touch with you with as soon as possible.

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Mary McCarty
Major Gifts Officer 
212-497-6579

Main Building 3rd - 12th Grades 433 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 212.497.6500

Robert L. Beir Lower School Building 2.8 Years - 2nd Grade 160 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023 212.497.6550

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