May 2022

Dear G&P Families:

Friends of Graham & Parks is a nonprofit organization run by parent volunteers, with the mission of supporting the school’s unique, project-based curriculum by providing funding for enrichment activities such as field trips and classroom visits. We’ve also stepped up our support of the school’s anti-racism efforts and to ensure that all students have access to materials to bolster their learning.

We are writing to provide an update on our Annual Appeal: so far this year, we have raised over $17,000!

We are enormously grateful to the families who have contributed, but we are still not quite at our goal of $20,000. Moreover, ongoing pandemic restrictions continue to curtail our ability to hold fundraising events, endangering our ability to sustain critically needed support to G&P.

This year, that support took the form of $11,500 to grade-level teaching teams, $6,000 to support G&P specialists and school-wide needs, and $4,500 to support ongoing anti-racism work. It has meant that kids were able to go on virtual field trips, like those to Plimoth Patuxet Museums and Lowell Mills, and experience in-person educational programs like basket weaving and the Wingmasters birds of prey encounter. This spring many more in-person experiential learning activities are planned!

But, we can only do this because of the generosity of the G&P community. Every gift makes a difference and all funds raised go directly to support teachers, students and staff at Graham & Parks. We hope you will join our efforts!

Ways to donate:

Paypal – use the link:

Cash or a check donation. Checks should be made out to Friends of Graham and Parks, and mailed to Kris Dickson, Friends Treasurer—at 45 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge MA 02138

All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution. For workplace matching grant programs, please notify us at

You can learn more about the group at or by liking our Facebook page at:

In addition, we are urgently looking for volunteers in order to guarantee the long-term sustainability of this group! To learn more, please email

Many thanks for your consideration and support,

Friends of Graham & Parks