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The Brooklyn Friends Fund is the school’s annual giving program that supports every aspect of student life. It enhances and sustains a values based education, supports the rich academic, arts, athletic, service learning and co-curricular programs at BFS,  funds competitive salaries and professional development for faculty and staff, underpins our financial aid program, and allows the school to grow in all areas.

How Giving to the Brooklyn Friends Fund Helps Us Grow

  • $30,000

    buys equipment for science labs

  • $60,000

    buys IPADS for our Lower School Program

  • 60%

    of our operating budget supports staff and benefits

  • 100%

    of our Upper School students participate in service learning

  • $5,000

    buys clay for our ceramics students

  • $6,000

    buys new athletic uniforms

The Brooklyn Friends Fund: FAQs

Ways to Give

Make an online gift at our secure site now.

Gifts can be made in the form of cash, check (made payable to Brooklyn Friends School), credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express), or appreciated stock. To donate stock, please inform Director of Advancement Karen Edelman of your intentions and use the following information to transfer:

JP Morgan Clearing Corporation
DTC #: 0352
Account #: 733-52143

Tax Information

Brooklyn Friends School is a 501c3 organization and donations are fully tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes in the mail from the Advancement Office.

Yes! As a 501c3 organization, Brooklyn Friends School is eligible to receive matching gifts. Double or even triple your gift to the Brooklyn Friends Fund by requesting a matching gift from your employer. Contact your human resources office to find out if your company offers matching gifts.

A Brooklyn Friends Fund gift is unrestricted support that provides money for the current budget and has an immediate impact on the day-to-day vibrancy of the school. It helps to fund everything from competitive faculty salaries and financial aid to books and computers, athletic programs and curriculum enhancements.

A key factor in the success of the Brooklyn Friends Fund is that every family gives according to their means. Last year donations ranged from $1 to $100,000. All gifts, regardless of size, have an impact on the school and are greatly appreciated.

Supporting the Brooklyn Friends Fund is a vote of confidence in the school. Your participation inspires others to give in our community and giving is part of who we are – a Quaker, values-based institution. Faculty and staff participate in the Brooklyn Friends Fund because they continue to believe in the community. Giving to the Fund, at any level, signals a belief in the education program and mission of BFS.

Please contact Anna Ferber, Associate Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, at 718-852-1029×243 or with any questions about the Brooklyn Friends Fund. You may also contact any member of the Advancement Office with questions.