Mayfield Senior School’s endowment funds provide long-term resources to support the school—the annual interest income helps underwrite the cost of running the school from year to year and, with smart investment management, the principal grows to secure Mayfield’s future as a school for young women in the Holy Child tradition.
Endowments also help Mayfield to invest in and maintain student programs, faculty development and facilities that “meet the wants of the age,” in the spirit of Cornelia Connelly. Endowments are vital to our ability to offer financial aid to students who would otherwise not be able to attend Mayfield. The Board of Trustees, guided by the expertise of the Finance and Investment Committees, actively manages our endowed funds to protect the original intentions of our donors and ensure healthy growth of the overall assets.
Today, Mayfield Senior School's endowment stands at $5.9 million, which is significantly lower than many comparable independent schools. Together with the Board of Trustees, the Development Department is working to increase our base of endowed gifts in order to sustain the school's economic security.
We are incredibly grateful to those families, individuals and foundations whose firm belief in the unique benefits of a Mayfield education has found expression in an endowed fund or scholarship. By honoring the specific wishes of each endowment donor, we also ensure that Mayfield remains the inclusive, challenging, joyful and faith-filled environment that our foundress, Cornelia Connelly, intended all Holy Child Schools to be.