BFS
Spring Gala for Financial Aid is 5/2
 

Spring Bowl a Strike!

$80,000

Funds Raised

350

Supporters

Middle School teachers performing a Broadway number on the main stage

One Highlight

Fun at the Spring Bowl

 

“Affording private school tuition, especially here in NYC, is no easy feat for any family, even the wealthiest. This is why, it is so incredibly important for each and every one of us to support financial aid at Brooklyn Friends, so that children and families from ALL walks of life, from any block in New York City, have access to an education that inspires creativity, questions the status quo, and sparks the next generation of critical readers, writers, scientists, historians and mathematicians.” – Caroline Segarra, Lower School Learning Specialist, addressing the crowd at the Spring Bowl on Tuesday, March 1st

 

For the third and final time, Brooklyn Friends School took over Brooklyn Bowl. And what a finale it was! The community raised $80,000 for the financial aid program by bidding and bowling with friends. Hosted by the Parents and Teachers Association and Spring Bowl Co-Chairs Monica Jonas and Lauryn Small, the celebration began with a 200 piece silent auction. Friends bid, socialized, and enjoyed food and drink by Blue Ribbon. Visits to the photo booth were accompanied by the music of the Jon Patrick Walker Band. Middle School teacher and auctioneer joined Jon for the number and then immediately jumped into the live auction of the collaborative artwork of our Preschool and Lower School students. Drama teacher Lorna Jordan took the stage with Jeremy to perform a tongue in cheek Broadway number – “Money Makes the World Go ‘Round” – complete with Cabaret-worthy costumes. The community came together in response and raised their hands to donate to financial aid at BFS. The night ended with bowling and dancing to the music of DJ Lumumba. With a third of Brooklyn Friends School students receiving financial aid, the Spring Bowl is vital to the strength of our community. The School is grateful to Chairs Monica Jonas and Lauryn Small and the committee of dedicated volunteers who made the night a (pin)smashing success!