Our mission at Hayground is to provide an open, community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning.  We are committed to a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economical and cultural, and our vitality depends on financial health.
A vigorous community fundraising campaign articulates goals and creates a strategy for achieving them. This process energizes a school community and stimulates involvement at all levels. We can best support our mission and accomplish our important educational mission through thoughtful planning and careful stewardship.
In an independent school, voluntary giving closes the gap between the actual annual operating expenses and the income provided by tuition. The annual budget provides operating funds for all aspects of school life, including, but not limited to, teachers’ salaries and benefits, financial aid, general maintenance and supplies, academic programs, extracurricular activities, library acquisitions, routine repairs, and equipment.
Hayground School is grateful for the many ways in which our alumni, parents and friends support our school.  Gifts of all amounts are needed and greatly appreciated.  Please consider the alternatives listed below to ascertain the method of giving most appropriate for your interests so that you may be able to increase the value of your gift to Hayground while securing maximum tax benefits. We thank you for your support.

Hayground School, Inc. is a 501© (3) not-for-profit educational institution.

For additional information please contact info@hayground.org


Annual Appeal
Each year, the Annual Appeal provides important and significant financial resources to the operating budget, thus supporting day-to-day operations. Contributions to the Annual Appeal are nearly always unrestricted gifts; they are given and spent in the current fiscal year. The Annual Appeal is Hayground School's  on-going fundraising program.

Chefs Dinner

The professional kitchen/classroom supported by a science lab, garden and greenhouse, was being planned by Jeff Salaway just prior to his tragic death in 2001. Thanks to the first Chefs Dinner, organized in 2003 by event founder Lizz Salaway, (Jeff’s sister), several of his culinary celebrity friends and many volunteers, more than $300,000 was raised to make the freestanding building on the sprawling Hayground campus a reality. To date more than $1,000,000 has been raised by the Chefs Dinner to support both Hayground School and Jeff’s Kitchen, an integral part of the school.  

To purchase tickets for our next dinner please contact

Nanao Anton , Event Coordinator 631.537.7068 x113


For sending in your donations please see below:
Please mail checks payable to Hayground School to:

Hayground School

PO Box 1827

Bridgehampton, New York 11932

For CREDIT CARD DONATIONS please use the form below

Amountminimum of $50 please
Special Instructions for example, if you'd like to make a donation in honor or in memory of someone

Sign up to our mailing list:
Mailing Address
  Please enter text from image below