In 2014, Burke's reinstated a tradition of creating a lasting tribute to their graduating class through a Class Endowment Fund. This year, the families of the class of 2021 will continue this important initiative by creating their own class-endowed fund in honor of this year's eighth graders: The Class of 2021 Endowment Fund.
The Class of 2021 Endowment Fund will benefit future generations of girls and be recognized each year in Burke's annual report, honoring this exceptional class well after they have become alumnae. We hope that they, in turn, might contribute to this fund, giving back to the school that helped lay the foundation for who they will become.
In this ever-changing economic environment, endowment has never been more important. This year continues to teach us that we cannot predict what the future will bring and that unforeseen challenges can change both school priorities and its funding streams. A strong endowment allows Burke’s to be innovative and adaptive to changing curricular and programmatic needs, to sustain the high quality of the educational experience, and to increase financial assistance. We are grateful to the families of this class who will leave this legacy, in honor of our girls, the class of 2021, and to a school that has meant so much to all of them.
Our participation goal for this fund is 100% participation from the class parents, and the families have set a financial goal of $175,000. Our deadline is Friday, February 12, before Mid-Winter Break. Contributions to the Eighth-Grade Class Gift are in lieu of gifts to the Annual Fund, even if a family has a younger daughter.
If you have questions about the Class of 2021 Endowment Fund or another Class Gift Endowment Fund in honor of a previous class, please contact Diana Kaw, Associate Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2021 Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs
||Lisa Gumpert Meltz
||Edie Fleishhacker Rindal '84
The 2021 Class Gift Committee