Underwrite Excellence — Support the Brooklyn Friends Fund
The Brooklyn Friends Fund is the school’s annual giving program that supports every aspect of student life. Like all independent schools, each year we ask our board of trustees, parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and friends to make a voluntary contribution to the Fund to offset the difference between tuition and the cost of running the school.
Gifts to the Brooklyn Friends Fund are unrestricted financial support for the current operating budget and have an immediate impact on the day-to-day vibrancy of the school. The Fund supports the rich academic, arts, athletic, service learning and co-curricular programs at BFS. It also funds competitive salaries and professional development for faculty and staff and underpins our financial aid program which, as a percentage of operating budget, is among the most generous of any New York City independent school.
Brooklyn Friends Fund Gift Circles:
Meeting House Circle: $20,000+
Mary Haviland Circle: $10,000 – $19,999
Schermerhorn Circle: $5,000 – $9,999
Founder’s Circle: $1,867 – $4,999
Blue and Gray Circle: $750 – $1,866
Pearl Street Circle: $375 – $749
Giving Circle: up to $374
Contributions of $1,867 or more are designated as Leadership Council gifts.
Each donor may earmark his/her donation to one of the following areas:
- Educational Program
- Financial Aid
- Faculty Salaries
- Areas of Greatest Need