April 7, 2020

Dear Members of The Tatnall School Family:
 
The Board of Trustees is deeply grateful to every member of the faculty and administrative staff for their exceptional effort to create a distance learning program that enables our students to continue their education during this unprecedented time. We are also grateful for the support and cooperation of our families who have responded so positively to the new role they are playing in their children's education.
 
In evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on our families, Tatnall's Board of Trustees is determined that the financial impact of the virus should not stand in the way of any current or new student from receiving a Tatnall education. Simply put, no student should leave Tatnall because of the impact of COVID-19 on his or her family. We want to do whatever we can to keep your child part of Tatnall regardless of the effects of this pandemic.  
 
I am pleased and proud to announce that the Board has created a Financial Assistance Program, the Tatnall Cares Fund, to help families who need increased tuition support. As part of this initiative, we are also making funds available to enhance our technological resources should they need upgrading to support distance learning. Tatnall will make up to $1,000,000 available during the 2020-2021 academic year as short-term assistance to families demonstrating financial need caused by COVID-19. Inspired by an initial $150,000 gift from Cal and Jennifer Stempel and the Ernest E. Stempel Foundation, the trustees have pledged a total of $341,000 to the program. We hope our example will inspire additional donations and urge you to do whatever you can to assist in this important initiative. To donate, click here. To inquire about a grant please contact the Office of Enrollment, tatnallcares@tatnall.org.
 
This is a time for The Tatnall School to serve its families by doing "everything in love." Our school will thrive and endure through this pandemic because of the strong community that has existed at Tatnall throughout its ninety years. During this time of uncertainty, Tatnall is offering renewed vitality and meaning to Mrs. Tatnall's words, "Tatnall is more than a school, it's a way of life."
 
Sincerely,
 
Stephen D. Marvin '88
President, Board of Trustees