Donate your time and talent.
Perhaps the most precious gift of all… there are many ways that you can help enrich the “Robinson Experience” by volunteering as:
• An Administrative Assistant in our offices and around the school;
• A speaker for classroom programs or Assemblies;
• A Corporate Host in our Senior Intern Program, where Seniors are given 20 hours of unpaid “real world” job experience before they graduate;
• A resource in our Development and Alumni Relations Office.
Donate your treasure.
Large or small, every financial donation to our School is a continuing act of the sharing begun by Mr. & Mrs. Robinson’s example in 1902. Living in Detroit, they were strangers with no real connection to Puerto Rico before visiting. But they were so moved by the need they saw all around them that they decided to share some of their accumulated wealth with San Juan’s orphaned girls.
The institution they founded didn’t offer the girls a hand-out, but a hand up… by teaching them skills that allowed them to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their community. The Robinsons were no doubt gratified that many of these girls stayed on to help in the work of the orphanage, including its later transformation into a school.
But you are probably not a stranger to the Island, and you carry it in your heart. Yet over a century later, all you need to do is look around to see that the need is still present. The following video introducing one of our graduating seniors is just one example of these ongoing needs.
Step 1: Choose your area of interest
- Annual Fund for Scholarships/Financial Aid
Money raised beyond tuition through our Annual Fund for Scholarships/Financial Aid provides the financial support necessary to continue offering the benefits of a Robinson School education to families that are experiencing problems, and to bright, but disadvantaged, students. Our dedicated Annual Events include our Golf Classic, Auction and other activities.
- Campus Improvements: Named/Memorial Classrooms or Facilities (Existing and Renovated)
- Science Laboratories
- Performing Arts Facilities
- Sports and Athletics Facilities
- Program Enhancements
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) including our World-Championship (2013) Robotics program, a “P.R. Math Bowl” Championship (2015) and our Aquaponics and Recycling programs
- Performing Arts including our award-winning Oratoria teams and new Jr. Chapter of the International Thespian Society
- Sports including participation in local, national and international events
- Faculty Professional Development
“Academic Excellence” is a most important part of our Mission, and continuing Professional Development for our Faculty and Administration is essential in order for us to consistently deliver that high standard. Hosting renowned guest speakers and regular seminars, both on the Island and off, help us not only keep pace with a changing educational landscape, but to anticipate those changes as well for the benefit of our students.
Step 2: Choose your method of giving
At Robinson, as with all independent schools, contributions are vital to the life and Mission of our institution. No gift is too small and larger gifts may be pledged over a multi-year period. Gifts may be made in the form of cash, stocks and other negotiable securities. Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for more information at 787-999-4612.
- Endowment Fund
Truly a “gift that keeps on giving,” your donation to the Robinson School Endowment Fund will be used to generate annual interest income for our various School programs, year after year. You can even specify how the interest from your gift will be used!
- Special Restricted Gifts
Gifts that are designated for a specific need, program, or purchase not included in the School’s budget are categorized as Special Gifts. All Special Gifts must be approved and coordinated by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
- Gifts In-Kind
Donations of equipment, materials, or other valuable items for Robinson’s classrooms, offices, libraries and facilities are considered gifts in-kind. The acceptance of items is subject to usage and space constraints. Individuals may contact the Director of Development to donate a gift in kind.
- Memorial and Named Gifts
A family member, faculty member, alumni, friend or loved one may be honored through a special named or memorial gift to Robinson. There are numerous opportunities, and the office of Development and Alumni Relations can provide assistance on an individual basis.
- Planned Giving
In consultation with your attorney or financial advisor, you can provide for a gift to Robinson School in your estate planning that will continue to serve several generations of Puerto Rico’s children in the future.