The Annual Fund is a vital component of Shipley's financial stability, providing more than $1.6 million in operating revenue to the School each year. Your Annual Fund gift supports key elements of the Shipley experience such as academic programs, the arts, athletics and technology. Strong Annual Fund support from the Shipley community enables the school to continue providing and enhancing the excellent educational experience for which Shipley is known.

Your participation makes a difference: Gifts of all amounts are appreciated, and strong participation demonstrates the commitment of the Shipley community to supporting our teachers and students. Your gift will be counted toward participation in all the groups of which you are a member—parent, alumni, grandparent, colleague, friend—and in all the class years in which you have a child.

Being generous is easier than ever with the option of making a recurring credit card gift to pay your pledge over a number of months.

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Daniel Dougherty 

    Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • Photo of Mary Ellen Keyser

    Mary Ellen Keyser 

    Director of the Annual Fund
    Phone/Extension: 610-581-4670
  • Photo of Debra Polykoff

    Debra Polykoff 

    Development Administrative Coordinator
    Phone/Extension: 4163
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.