Endowment & Special Funds

Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund

A new endowed fund has been established in honor of Head of School Larry Griffin’s dedication and vision over thirty years. The purpose of the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund is to fully fund tuition assistance for one additional student per year beginning in 2017-2018.

When should I make my gift to the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund?
The entire Shore community has been invited to participate in giving to this initiative.

Why should I invest in the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund and Shore Country Day School?
This newly endowed initiative provides a special opportunity for the Shore community to recognize Larry Griffin’s accomplishments and unparalleled vision. For the past 30 years, Larry has raised the standards at Shore for academics by envisioning and overseeing a 30-year campus master plan. Donations to the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund will have a lasting impact on the life of the school for Shore students and their families for years to come.

What percentage of the student body receives financial aid, and what portion of the operating budget is allocated to scholarships? What is the range of support?
24% of the student body receives financial aid. Full and partial scholarship support is offered to many families, enabling us to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and to further enrich the classroom experience.

How will my gift make a difference?
With the establishment of the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund, the school will be able to offer up to a full tuition scholarship each year for one additional student whose family would not otherwise be able to afford a Shore education. The exact amount of financial assistance awarded will be based on family need.

How much should I contribute to the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund?
Only you can decide how much to give. Your gift should be made based on your ability to give, your understanding of the need, and your belief in the mission of the school. Additional gifts will be accepted in the future.

May I make a contribution in some form other than cash?
Of course. Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, individual retirement accounts, real estate, life insurance, and charitable trusts will be greatly appreciated.

We would like our gift to be anonymous. Is that possible?
Yes. Please share this information with Katherine Kozin, Director of Advancement, at (978) 402-3816 or

Please contact Katherine Kozin, Director of Advancement, at (978) 402-3816 or with your questions about how to support Shore with a gift to the Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund.