IMS Annual Fund

Climbing Higher

Reaching New Heights Together

As we embark on our second century, we are filled with gratitude for the remarkable journey that has brought IMS to where it is today. Since our founding, we have strived to create a joyful, engaged community of learners. Life on campus is vibrant and full of positive momentum. This exciting journey reminds us that every day brings new opportunities, and it is this affirmation that drives us to continuously climb higher.

For the past three years, the IMS Annual Fund has surpassed the $1M mark. While this progress is commendable, it is essential to acknowledge that the Annual Fund currently supports just 7% of our annual operating budget. Our goal is to be able to rely on the Annual Fund for 10% or more of our annual operating budget. With your invaluable assistance, we aim to reach and even surpass this target in the very near future. Our unwavering faith in our school’s mission has brought us to this point, and we remain confident that our vision for IMS will help us achieve our immediate goals together.

The Annual Fund plays a pivotal role in enabling everything we do here at IMS. It finances essential parts of our program and the extras that make the IMS experience unique. Donors are able to direct their gift within the Annual Fund to the area of greatest need (unrestricted $), financial aid, faculty/staff professional development, campus improvement, and Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives. With your support, we can continue to:

Foster Student Centered Learning

A gift to the Annual Fund allows us to continue to provide student-centered, curiosity driven learning experiences that engage our students in a real-world context.

Cultivate Community

Your contribution helps us create a place where students feel a sense of ownership and belonging, where every person is excited to arrive each day and engage in joyful relationships.

Maintain Our Inspiring Campus

Annual Fund donations ensure that our students learn and grow in an environment that encourages exploration, prizes diversity, and spurs personal growth.

Attract & Retain Exceptional Faculty

Your generosity enables us to recruit and retain dedicated teachers who are the heart and soul of our educational community.

In an effort to build on the momentum of our Centennial, we ask you to help elevate our Annual Fund to new heights.

Together, we can climb higher, making a lasting impact on our students and the world they will shape.

Together we can Climb Higher

Questions about the Annual Fund and how your impact will be felt? Reach out to our Advancement Team.

Every gift to the Annual Fund directly impacts our students’ experience. We are deeply grateful to all alumni, families, and friends who help to advance our mission through their support of the Annual Fund each year.

The 1922 Society Logo

Inspired by Francis Behn Riggs, who founded Indian Mountain School in 1922, this society recognizes the dedication and belief that our donors have in the IMS program and community. Membership in the 1922 Society begins at $1,000. Recent alumni can join the 1922 Society at reduced giving levels.

  • Century Society  $100,000+ 
  • Courage to Climb Society $50,000 + 
  • Life Through Service Society $25,000- $49,999
  • Maroon & Gray Society $15,000 – $24,999
  • Francis Behn Riggs Founder’s Society $10,000 – $14,999
  • Head of School’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999
  • Becket Society $2,500 – $4,999
  • Falcon Society $1,000 – $2,499 

Young Alumni

  • 5 years since graduation
    $100+ joins Falcon Society
  • 6-10 years since graduation
    $250+ joins Falcon Society