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Blue & Gold Fund

Shady Side Academy's Blue & Gold Fund supports the highest needs of the Academy by providing necessary and critical resources for the annual operating budget. There are many reasons to support the success of this year’s Blue and Gold Fund. 

The Blue & Gold Fund: 

  • Provides financial support to fully meet the immediate needs of the faculty and students.
  • Helps the Academy attract and retain the finest students and faculty.
  • Encourages foundation and corporate support by demonstrating outstanding alumni, parent and friend participation.
  • Provides consistent income that Shady Side Academy relies on each year.
  • Sets a standard of giving for the next generation of alumni, parents and friends.

Your participation today matters!

The Blue & Gold Fund succeeds only as a collective effort; every gift, regardless of size, makes a tangible difference. Even a small increase in the percent of participation or the size of an average gift can have a big impact on the fund's success. In addition, outside funding sources look closely at our alumni and parent participation when reviewing grant proposals.

Blue & Gold Fund gifts can be designated to the following:


Allow the Academy to use your gift where it is most vitally needed. These funds are used to support the operating budget, which directly benefits our teachers, programs and operations.

Financial Aid

These funds provide financial aid resources to help SSA enroll a student population that is highly diverse, talented and motivated to succeed in our unique community.

Faculty Support

These funds enable faculty members to grow and share professionally throughout their careers, supporting teacher work in all academic departments, professional development activities and curricular planning.

Science & Technology

These funds help to provide current hardware, software, lab spaces and the finest curriculum across our three campuses, so that Shady Side students are on the cutting edge of science and technology.


These funds ensure that Shady Side students from PK-12 are immersed in activities that foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts while inspiring personal creativity and individual expression through theater, music and visual arts.


These funds ensure that SSA students have the opportunity to compete on championship-caliber athletic teams, maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, and build character development skills such as teamwork and self-respect.

Buildings & Grounds

Shady Side's unique architecture, dormitories, classrooms, outdoor learning spaces, labs and verdant campuses require constant care and attention. Designate your gift to this fund to help maintain the academic and athletic facilities on all three campuses, or choose the Junior, Middle or Senior School campus


Enabling students to become self-directed learners and reach their highest potential, this fund provides access to global information and the necessary tools and resources to conduct research and solve intellectual challenges.


The five-day boarding and residential life program offer unique opportunities for students to experience increased independence and additional mentoring with faculty and coaches, as well as developing lifelong friendships with fellow boarders at the Senior School.

2015-16 Blue & Gold Fund

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Make a Gift

Your support enables Shady Side Academy to be a vibrant, outstanding place. Donate online to the Blue & Gold Fund through our secure site with Visa, Discover or Mastercard.

Blue & Gold Fund

Visit the Ways to Give page to see all of your giving options.

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