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We Give Because

Together our gifts make a difference. 

Every gift makes an impact. The participation of our entire community--including parents who pay full tuition, staff, grandparents, parents who receive tuition assistance, faculty, alumni, our friends in the wider Santa Cruz community--is vitally important. Cumulatively, regardless of the amount, gifts add up.  And when everyone participates, it demonstrates our shared commitment to what we do and who we serve. And the power of our core beliefs. Here are a few statements from our community about why they give:

I believe quality education is the only way to help our country and the world face the challenges ahead. Kirby especially engenders thinking minds and embraces differences.

Kim Albridge
Parent of Erin Soule-Albridge, Class of 2017 and
Nicky Soule-Albridge, Class of 2020

I donate to Kirby School because I support the academic and social-emotional values of this great school. For the past five years, I’ve not only seen my child develop into an engaged young adult, but I have also witnessed other students flourish and come into their own. When I donate to Kirby School, I am helping Kirby School give all its students the same opportunity to thrive academically and socially in a supportive environment.

Jackie Becker
Parent of Dylan Becker, Class of 2019 and James Becker, Class of 2023

I'm so thankful for Kirby's investment in my daughter. It seems only fitting to invest in Kirby in return. A recurring monthly donation helps me budget appropriately and has a cumulative benefit for Kirby.

Jenny Price
Parent of Ruby Price, Class of 2020

Kirby School is an independent school having the caliber of excellence and student-focus comparable to the best schools anywhere...

R. Keith Julian
Former Teacher and Administrator Harvard-Westlake School and Albuquerque Academy
Grandparent of a Class of 2023 student

(Read Mr. Julian's complete testimonial)