The Union Fund

Sparking life-transforming experiences


Lab supplies for an undergraduate research project. Airfare for a student invited to present at an academic conference. Period costumes for a Victorian comedy. Support for The Union Fund does much more than keep the lights on. The Fund provides discretionary resources that enable us to respond nimbly to fresh ideas from within our community.

Like a startup pivoting to pursue rewarding new opportunities, The Union Fund empowers us to innovate, iterate and invest in groundbreaking ideas and programs that make all the difference in achieving our institutional goals. From academics and research to financial aid and student activities, annual support provides essential resources that allow students to make the best possible use of their years at Union.


Andrea Slade Weitzner '92

"My four years at Union created a foundation that allows me to nurture a life-long thirst for knowledge and to constantly challenge myself. More than anything, I treasure the strong friendships created at Union. My Union friends remain an important part of my life, and a constant source of happiness."

"I continue to be an involved alumna and to make gifts to Union every year. I am dedicated in this way, because I feel privileged to have had this amazing experience. I recognize the importance of giving back and helping the next generation of inspired learners have the same opportunity to attend Union."

- Andrea Slade Weitzner '92

Amy and Carlo Merlo P'23, members of The Parents Circle

"If we all commit to give what we can to Union, we will preserve this privilege for generations to come."

Amy and Carlo Merlo P'23, Members of The Parents Circlee

Connections and community

A member of the women’s rugby team and a Union EMT, Jocelyn Santos '21 is grateful to the Union community for the support she has received during her time at Union.

J. Santos

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Developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

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