ANNUAL GALA TO BENEFIT TUITION ASSISTANCE
The Annual Gala is the school's major fundraising events to support the Tuition Assistance Program, which enables qualifying families with children of diverse talents and backgrounds to have the opportunity to experience Rio Grande School's outstanding curriculum and learning environment. The Gala is primarily a parent-organized affair, supported by the director of advancement, held in the Spring. In past years, the event has raised more than $100,000.
The Board of Trustees is committed to socioeconomic diversity at RGS, and allocates 10% of each year's tuition revenue to the Tuition Assistance Program. This allocation provides significant assistance to many wonderful students and families. In the 2014-2015 school year, more than $250,000 in tuition assistance was awarded to 19% of our students.