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Donor Recognition


Leadership Giving Circles | Annual Reports

We deeply value the generous donors who help make the challenging, invigorating Avery Coonley experience possible.

All donors are recognized in the Avery Coonley Annual Report. ACS Fund gifts are also recognized through our giving societies.

ACS Fund Leadership Giving Circles

The ACS Fund leadership giving circles were established to honor the rich history, traditions, and founding leaders of The Avery Coonley School. All donors are recognized for their generosity in the Annual Report unless anonymity is requested.

Elizabeth Coonley Circle, $10,000 and above

Elizabeth Coonley was the only child of Avery and Queene Ferry Coonley and was the first student of the school.

Jens Jensen Circle, $7,500 to $9,999

Jens Jensen, the famed landscape architect and naturalist, designed the School grounds including the stunning rock pond garden.

Waldron Faulkner Circle, $5,000 to $7,499

Avery and Queene’s son-in-law, Waldron Faulkner, created the 1929 school building as one of his first architectural projects.

Henry Chapman Mercer Circle, $2,500 to $4,999

Henry Chapman Mercer developed the fireplace and floor tiles and the Cloister triptych that give the School much of its character and beauty.

Lucia Burton Morse Circle, $1,000 to $2,499

Lucia Burton Morse was the first head of school and worked closely with Mrs. Coonley for over 30 years.

Maple Tappers Circle, $500 to $999

The maple tapping tradition dates back to the earliest days of the School and is one of the fondest memories of many alumni.

Bell Ringers Circle, $250 to $499

The Ringing of the Bell has signaled the start of a new school day for decades.

Cloister Circle, Up to $249

The Cloister is the physical and symbolic center of the school, a place of both serenity and action.

Annual Reports 

Our Annual Reports are included in the ACS Magazine so that we can share with the community in-depth stories on all our generous donors have made possible.

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*The Avery Coonley School is an IRS approved 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 36-2171680. All gifts are gratefully received and are acknowledged with a letter and receipt for your tax records. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Your gifts support the ACS classroom experience, where small groups of students, highly trained faculty, an innovative curriculum, and technology all interact in magical ways.