Dear Families,

Welcome to the new school year! The IHP offers an outstanding educational program with extraordinary staff and parent support. The FIHP executive board and parent volunteers work together to raise funds for various needs outlined below.

In 2020-21, FIHP Annual Giving provided funds for the following:

  • Copies of The Crucible, Lord of the Flies, and To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Science & Math Equipment
    • beakers, thermometers, goggles, rulers, protractors, calculators, microscopes, compasses, etc…
  • Science & Engineering Fair
  • Science Bowl
  • Virtual Field Trips
    • Around the World Scavenger Hunt and Shakespeare Youth Festival
  • 8th Grade Culmination Activities
  • Parent Education Workshops

As our students return to a more “normal” school experience this year, the need for robust fundraising will also return. In fact, Annual Giving will be key in providing what our students will need after a year at home—enrichment, support, and in-person experiences. We’ve worked directly with the IHP teachers and adjusted this year’s budget to align with our new normal and have taken into account several scenarios for field trips and additional fundraising events.

FIHP suggests a donation of any amount that works for you, to directly benefit your child’s education this school year. We recognize that the past 18 months has been financially difficult for many of our families, and all should feel comfortable providing what they can to help keep IHP strong. Our fundraising goal is 100% participation at any level. Please donate online. You can also send a check to:
Friends of the IHP, P.O. Box 1380, Studio City, CA 91614-1380.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Federal Tax ID #95-4390665.

Many companies will match your donation! Check with your HR department to see if your employer participates in an employee matching gift program, and email to get started.


  • $1,000 AND UP: Includes an embossed IHP journal, water bottle, tote, and more!
  • $700-$999: Includes an insulated water bottle and grocery tote
  • $1-$699: Includes an IHP reusable grocery tote

Thank you in advance for participating in the 2021-22 Annual Giving Campaign!

Parisa Stepanek
FIHP Annual Giving Chair
Marissa Kennerson and Dana Hung
IHP Co-Presidents

FIHP is the only organization responsible for supporting the unique needs of IHP students. FIHP works cooperatively with other school groups, such as the PTSA, Music Boosters, and Friends of Reed--which raises money to benefit all Walter Reed students. We hope you will also consider contributing to them.