a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12+

Building Our Future

A Capital Campaign to fund The IDEAL School of Manhattan’s move to 5 Hanover Square

IDEAL is poised to build for the future at 5 Hanover Square. The building is so much more than just a new space. It symbolizes the power of IDEAL’s mission and the potential for our future growth. Your support will bring our vision for IDEAL’s future at 5 Hanover Square to life. We are grateful for your dedication to IDEAL and for your contribution.

The Capital Campaign Committee
Jay Eisenhofer, President of the Board of Trustees
Hector Guinness, Capital Campaign Committee member
Dan Kesten, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Capital Campaign Chair
Tracy Nixon, Vice President of the Board of Trustees
Alyssa Picchini Schaffer, Capital Campaign Committee member
Janet Wolfe, Head of School
Audra Zuckerman, Founder and Secretary of the Board of Trustees

For questions about donating to The IDEAL School of Manhattan, please contact Chief Financial Officer Margaret Conklin at mconklin@theidealschool.org.


$200,000 Giving and Naming Opportunities
The IDEAL Gym and Multipurpose Room
Lower or Upper School Sensory Gym and Occupational Therapy Space

$100,000 Giving and Naming Opportunities
Next Steps Life Skills Suite
Learning Center/Library
The IDEAL Scholarship
The Open Door Scholarship Fund
Transportation Fund

$50,000 Giving and Naming Opportunities
Name or fund a learning space

$25,000 Giving and Naming Opportunities
Name or fund an IDEAL program

$5000 Building Blocks
Each donor who contributes $5000 and up will be acknowledged in a prominent display in the lobby of 5 Hanover Square

Ways to Give

  1. Donate via telephone by contacting CFO Margaret Conklin at (212) 769-1699 x10015.
  2. Mail a check to The IDEAL School of Manhattan, 314 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024. All checks should be made payable to The IDEAL School.
  3. Make a gift of stock. Download directions for making a gift of stock.
  4. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. To find out if your company will match gifts, ask your HR Department for more information.

Capital Campaign Giving Form


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Thank you for your support and for the commitment your gift shows to The IDEAL School of Manhattan. We are grateful for your generosity. A confirmation of your gift will be sent directly to your email.


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5 Hanover Square

5 IDEAL Floors