Annual gifts to Shipley allow the School to provide exceptional opportunities for learning and discovery; to offer tuition assistance to every family who demonstrates need; and to help meet emerging challenges and requirements. Your investment of an annual gift allows Shipley the flexibility to undertake new initiatives, such as outfitting classrooms with technology essential for a hybrid of simultaneous in-person and virtual teaching and learning.

Annual Giving is a vital source of institutional momentum for Shipley, and the primary way for all alumni, parents, and friends to help sustain all that sets Shipley apart. The success of Annual Giving reflects the spirit of shared experience and mutual encouragement, as each generation preserves the legacy of opportunity it received, strengthens it, and passes it on.

Many aspects of the Shipley educational experience are enhanced by Annual Giving, including:
  • Our comprehensive curriculum of academic programs;
  • Robust athletics, arts, and extracurricular programs;
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives;
  • Positive Education initiatives;
  • Leading-edge classroom technology;
  • Professional development opportunities for all colleagues;
  • Tuition assistance.
 
Your participation makes a difference and provides vital opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Gifts of all amounts are appreciated, and strong participation demonstrates the commitment of the Shipley community to supporting our teachers and students.

Maximize your generosity! Consider increasing the size of your gift by making a pledge and setting up recurring payments over a number of months.  You can set this up via Shipley’s website, by using PayPal through the link on the right, or by speaking with a member of our Annual Giving team.

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Mary Ellen Keyser

    Mary Ellen Keyser 

    Director of the Annual Fund
    Phone/Extension: 610-581-4670
  • Photo of Daniel Dougherty

    Daniel Dougherty 

    Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • 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.