Endowed Funds

The Foote School benefits each year from a number of endowed funds established by parents and past parents, alumni and friends of the school. Each fund is held within the school’s Endowment, and a distribution is made annually from interest earned. The annual distribution is used to support the purpose designated by the donor(s).

The goal of Foote’s Endowment is to provide significant, stable and sustainable funding to support the school’s annual operating budget and specific donor-designated programs. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the draw from Endowment added more than $370,000 to the school’s operating budget.

Unrestricted Endowed Funds

Endowment for Financial Aid

Campus and Facilities

Curriculum Enrichment



Restricted Funds

Restricted Funds are not endowed—the principal is spent as needed over the years. Current Restricted Funds include:

Fourth graders spend weeks sculpting clay candle houses in art class. For a few glorious moments, their creations light up a darkened Sandine Theater as part of a winter-themed celebration.

Contact Us

Jody Abzug
Director of Development and Alumni Programs

Phone: 203-777-3464 x218
Email: jabzug@footeschool.org

Recently Established

The Mandell Family Summer Sabbatical Program

The Mandell Family, whose daughters Madison ’15 and Isabella ’18, are now in high school, created an endowed fund to support summer sabbaticals for Foote teachers, one of many ways we honor our outstanding teachers and keep the love of learning alive at Foote! Each year the sabbatical program funds teacher proposals for travel, professional development or other experiences that provide important chances for continued learning, time for reflection and renewal.