Support the 2018-19 Annual Fund by Thanksgiving and help us achieve Burke's goals!
Last year, the entire Burke's community came together to raise nearly $1.5 million dollars. We achieved 100% parent participation for the third year, as well 100% participation from our Board of Trustees, our Alumnae Board, and our faculty and staff. Thank you — what a year!
For the 2018-19 school year, we continue to set our sights high. Our financial goal is to raise $1.4 million for the Annual Fund and, this year, we aim to achieve our fourth year of 100% Parent Participation earlier than ever: by Thanksgiving, a time to reflect, to be grateful, and to remember the value of community.
The Annual Fund delivers nearly 10% of the school’s annual operating budget and supports a wide range of experiences at Burke’s. Among these are academic programs, teacher professional development, student financial assistance, and the maintenance of our classrooms and beloved 3.5-acre campus. The broad reach of the Annual Fund means that each student, family, and faculty member benefits from the dollars we raise.
Additionally, the Annual Fund helps make Burke’s accessible to a broader group of families. As a community, we believe that a diverse group of students in the classroom provides a complete and outstanding education for our girls. Each year, tuition is intentionally set at a level below the actual cost of educating a Burke’s girl, and we ask our community to help bridge this difference with a gift to the Annual Fund.
Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! Please donate online to the Annual Fund or download the attached Annual Fund Form. For gifts of securities, email Selena Shadle, Director of Advancement. To make a pledge, email Diana Kaw, Associate Director of Advancement.
Visionaries Circle - $50,000 and above
Founders Circle - $25,000 to $49,999
Second Century Society - $15,000 to $24,999
Legacy Leaders - $10,000 to $14,999
Century Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
Patrons Circle - $4,000 to $4,999
Green and Gold Scholars - $1,000 to $3,999
Burke’s Boosters - up to $999
For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Diana Kaw, Associate Director of Advancement, at email@example.com or 415.751.0187, ext. 231.
2018-19 Annual Fund Campaign Goals and Status
As of Date
Last Year Amount
Last Year Participation
2018-19 Goal: 100% Parent Participation by Thanksgiving
Help us succeed in our Annual Fund goal of 100% parent participation by Thanksgiving!
Burke's parent community has reached 100% participation in 100 days for the last three years in a row. For the 2018-19 school year, we hope to achieve 100% before Thanksgiving holiday. By shortening the parent Annual Fund campaign even more, families can start the holiday season off with one less thing on their to-do lists. Also, volunteer and staff resources can be shifted to focus on the end of year with other constituencies and then on the many other important priorities at the school in the spring. Most importantly, with a shortened timeline, our Annual Fund donations can begin working for our 400 students even earlier in the school year.
The Annual Fund provides much-needed income to balance the school's operating budget each year. By giving back through the Annual Fund, you made the following possible last year:
One in five students on financial assistance
43,029 books in the Library
75,050 meals served in the cafeteria
538 pansies for Pansy Day
2,000 LED light bulbs for Makery projects
4 acres of campus maintained
143 games were played by our athletic teams
47 Burke's students becoming proud alumnae
Burke's Loyalty Society
Donors who contribute to the Annual Fund nine consecutive years or more become members of the Burke's Loyalty Society. Loyalty Society members are the foundation of the Annual Fund and their longtime support is honored and deeply appreciated. Their consistent giving allows Burke’s to maintain its high standard of excellence and ensures that every student will receive the tools necessary to thrive.
For more information about the Loyalty Society membership benefits and to see a list of our 2017-18 Loyals, please visit the Loyalty Society page.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.