The Head-Royce community thrives because together we share a common goal: to provide and maintain an educational environment reflective of the School's core values and mission. Together, we have made a commitment to academic excellence, to the promotion and understanding of the diversity that makes our society strong, and to the encouragement of constructive and responsible global citizenship.

We also thrive because of generous support from donors like you. Your donations to the Annual Fund, endowment, Heads Up, capital campaigns, and auctions, make a difference in the daily life of all Head-Royce students.

We invite you to explore the various ways to support Head-Royce in the information below.

Head-Royce School's tax identification number is 94-1518656.

Annual Fund

The Head-Royce Annual Fund is our top annual fundraising priority. The Annual Fund provides flexible, unrestricted support and is essential to maintaining our standard of excellence. Annual Fund dollars support salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for our amazing faculty, financial aid and scholarships for qualified students, visual and performing arts, athletics, and so much more.

Current parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Head-Royce community are invited and encouraged to help sustain the School by supporting this important fund each year. Every gift counts!

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Heads Up

Heads Up was established in 1987 as a partnership with the Oakland Unified School District to serve youth in grades 6-8, providing them with a year-round academic enrichment program on the Head-Royce campus. Approximately 125 students participate each year and since it's inception, Heads Up has served over 1,000 students. You can support this essential program by making an individual donation to Heads Up or by attending a benefit event.

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We view annual fund gifts as “money to live by” and endowment gifts as “money to grow by.” Growing the Head-Royce endowment continues to be among the top priorities set by the Board of Trustees. Because the endowment’s principal is invested in perpetuity, the School receives its support from an annual distribution of earned income from each endowed fund. Donors may contribute to the general endowment or direct their gifts in a variety of ways, such as student scholarships, faculty professional development, facilities and technology.

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The Auction is organized by the Head-Royce School Parents' Association, and the proceeds from this fundraiser are donated back to the school for special purposes, and do not support the Annual Fund. This social community event of the year often nets more than $150,000. Past auction proceeds have supported the Parents’ Association Faculty Fund for Professional Development, capital improvements, and other projects aligned with the needs of the school. You can participate by volunteering your time and talent on the Auction committee, sponsoring faculty tickets, or simply attending the event!

Planned Gifts

You can provide long-term support for Head-Royce through a bequest of a portion of your estate, or a planned gift that allows you to retain a lifetime income stream. Bequests, future or deferred gifts can be designated by the donor for general or specific purposes at Head-Royce School. By Head-Royce Board policy, any undesignated bequest, future or deferred gift will be added to the School’s permanently restricted general endowment for use in perpetuity. Contact the Advancement Office to discuss these opportunities.

We thank you in advance for your generous commitment in support of our important fundraising initiatives.