MA Giving Day 2020

This campaign ended on May 15, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Marin Academy by clicking here!

These are unprecedented and challenging times. Indeed, it is in these times that our community needs each other more than ever.

On May 14, the MA community will come together for our 4th annual Giving Day. This year, the Wildcat will take us through four years at MA, reminding us all of what it's like to progress from an awestruck freshman to a versed sophomore; then a calm, cool, and collected junior; and finally on to... well, you know our dynamic seniors!

As you follow the Wildcat through the MA experience, we are asking YOU to join in to help us reach our goal of 300 gifts in 24 hours. To make the greatest possible impact on our community at this moment in time, we encourage you to direct your gift to the Annual Fund toward Tuition Assistance. If we reach 300 gifts, we will unlock a generous $40,000 challenge from our incredible Board of Trustees.

Here's how you can help us reach our goal and make the biggest possible impact:

1. Make your gift to the Annual Fund towards Tuition Assistance.

2. Share with your friends, family, and classmates by email, text, and social media. Encourage them to join you in supporting this important cause! Click here for our Social Media Toolkit to get you started.

3. Follow along here and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our Wildcat videos and other fun content. Share your own MA experiences using the #OneDayOneMA hashtag.

Let's do this!!!



US Donor Map

Alumni Leaderboard

The Alumni Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
1974 1$350
1979 2$600
1982 1$100
1983 1$50
1984 1$250
1985 2$375
1989 2$525
1990 1$150
1991 1$50
1992 2$150
1993 5$1,750
1994 6$800
1996 3$225
1997 2$125
1998 5$425
1999 2$300
2000 1$200
2002 8$1,140
2003 7$856
2004 15$2,125
2005 6$500
2006 6$493
2007 14$1,865
2008 3$325
2009 7$355
2010 2$120
2011 5$240
2012 1$25
2013 1$5
2014 11$740
2015 5$415
2016 2$60
2017 5$250
2018 3$31
2019 3$380

Donor affiliations

36% Alumni

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44% Parents

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1% Grandparents

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16% Faculty/Staff

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7% Student

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3% Friends

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Donor list

Eddie Lee
Lisa Bogosian
Katarina Fineman
Nell and Nelson Branco
Jason & Kristin Schlesinger
Talia Krahling
Vanessa Gerber
Kyle Vitale
Nichole and Ken Rowles
Mariel E Beaudoin
Peter Aitelli
Eric Wiesen
Eleanor Bigelow and Tom Paper
Julianne Balmain
Karyn Hillman & Tim Dixon
Elisabetta Ghisini
William E OHara
Chloe Swindle
Maisie Ganz
Madeleine O'Hara
Audrey Sachleben
Cynthia and Jamie O’Hara
Miya, T, Schilz
Judy Blix
M.G. Thibaut
Jim Hurwitz
Katrina B. Strack
Lavigne, Christie F
Noah Belkin
Benjamin A Strassman
aparna, aghi
Mark and Tracy Ferron
The Hauswirth Family

Rebecca Hurwitz photoRebecca Hurwitz matched $50
Scott Mollett photoScott Mollett matched $100
An Anonymous Donor matched $500
Jason Lee photoJason Lee matched $1,200
Ben Amen photoBen Amen gave $200
Bill Meyer photoBill Meyer gave $400
Anonymous gave $10,000
The Board of Trustees gave $40,000

Only 30 left!

Get two friends to support tuition assistance via the Annual Fund and you will earn a Grateful Dead inspired t-shirt. These student-designed shirts were created for a special concert at Sweetwater Music Hall with MA parent, Bob Weir. The winning designs were chosen by Bob and Natascha Weir themselves!


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Successfully encourage four friends to support MA on Giving Day and you’ll get to join the one and only Mary Collie (English Teacher, Junior Class Dean, Girls Water Polo Coach, General Rockstar) for a VIP virtual exercise class.


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You might have noticed MA’s videos are incredibly creative and fun (we know, we’re biased. But still!). It’s all thanks to Marci Velando, Communications Associate, Photographer, and Photoshop Wiz. If you get six friends to make a gift on Giving Day, Marci will create a custom Zoom background, just for you. Swap that boring home office wall for the set of Star Wars or expansive views of the Pacific… or ?


Make your gift to Giving Day and you will be invited to a special MA Variety Hour on Friday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m. PST! This fun-filled virtual get-together will be moderated by history teacher Bill Meyer and will include music performances and conversations with a spectacular line-up of MA alumni and faculty. Don’t miss out—make your gift now to attend!