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Campaigns and Funds

Your gift to Simon’s Rock transforms students who, like you, are ready to challenge conventions, act with conviction and compassion, and think, write, and speak with ethical resolve.

With your help, on and beyond the Simon’s Rock campus, we are creating the conditions in which students and families may actively choose not only where to go to college, but when.

Your contributions to Simon’s Rock support inclusivity and access to a life-changing education, by way of acceleration, affecting those who belong in this community in a lasting way.

Your support of any of the following initiatives provides for a Simon’s Rock that isn’t about grades or standardized tests, but instead real learning, real curiosity, and real ambition.

Annual Scholars


Donors contributing $5,000 or more in a given academic year are invited to name a one-year scholarship that is awarded to a particular student. Since inception of the Annual Scholars in 2011, over 100 alumni, parents, and friends have sponsored a student, making a direct and lasting impact on the life of an individual Rocker. For more information, please e-mail

Leslie R. Sander Scholarship Fund

Leslie Sander ’83 was an indelible presence at Simon’s Rock and remains so in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to know her. This endowed fund supports a bachelor of arts student who has demonstrated academic excellence and served the Simon’s Rock community in a meaningful way, in perpetuity.

 Support Leslie’s fund

The Jim Monsonis Fund

Established to celebrate the 80th birthday of faculty emeritus Jim Monsonis, this special fund serves students who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship and for whom an infusion of support can be the difference in their ability to continue their studies at Simon’s Rock. Consider making a monthly gift, as many others have, to keep this fund active for years to come.

 Support Jim’s fund

Support Young Science Scholars

Our summer research program produces some of the youngest published scientists in the world. Let’s give more students the chance to make an impact.

 Learn More about Young Science Scholars

The Thesis Fund

One of the core pillars of a Simon's Rock education is producing a Senior Thesis. This fund provides a stipend to "thesising" seniors to facilitate their research. Consider making a one-time or monthly gift to support these students on this important leg of their academic journey.


The Fund for Simon’s Rock

Do you like the idea of making a gift to Simon’s Rock to support scholarships, faculty, curricular programming, inclusivity, facilities, career development, or any priority of greatest need? Your contribution to the Fund for Simon’s Rock accomplishes exactly this. It also equals the spending power of 20 times its amount in endowment support in a given year.

 Support the Fund for Simon’s Rock


Contributions to endowment generate revenue that will serve the Simon’s Rock mission, its students, community members, and an inclusive early college movement, in perpetuity. To discuss endowment contributions, please contact Hilary Dunne Ferrone at 413-528-7257 or e-mail