Support Our School
As you know firsthand, the Brownstone School community is built on a foundation of generosity, humanity and altruism. This infrastructure has allowed us to solely function in the interest of our children, developing their emotional, social, intellectual and physical maturity since being founded in 1963. Year after year our efforts and goals have been met with great support from our parents, friends, alumni, faculty and staff, and the greater Upper West Side community members.
In spite of the unprecedented challenges to our school caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Brownstone strives to maintain the level of excellence for which we are known – but our talented and dedicated educators, administrative staff, and students need your support. Today we launch Brownstone's Annual Fund, designed to support our school’s commitment to safety while meeting and exceeding the needs of our students.
This year, the Annual Fund is more important than ever. Brownstone has reopened in-person, and is committed to providing the safe, stable and dynamic educational experience that our students and families deserve – but this additional level of preparedness requires additional funding. While tuition covers much of our operating budget, it does not cover it in its entirety. The Annual Fund helps close the gap between your tuition dollars and the full cost of operating our school.
Our school is navigating a new reality of decreased tuition dollars, severely limited fundraising opportunities and increased spending on critical supplies including PPE, air purifiers, and enhanced safety and cleaning protocols. Gifts to this year’s Annual Fund will enable Brownstone to anticipate the additional challenges ahead and create rapid solutions to support students and families during this time.
Please consider joining The Brownstone School's incredible legacy of philanthropy by making a gift to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund. Our goal is 100% participation from our families. On average, each individual family at Brownstone has generously donated $2,500 to the campaign, but no donation is too great or small. It is your support and commitment to the school that is most valuable. Your special contribution of $2,500, $1,500, $500, $100, or whatever amount your family is able to give, will mean a great deal to the financial security of our school.
Our Annual Fund runs through June 30, 2021. If you would like your donation to be included for this calendar year tax benefit, donations must be received by December 31, 2020. To make a gift, please feel free to donate online on our website or mail a check directly to the school. Additional information about the Annual Fund is enclosed. On behalf of the entire Brownstone School community, we thank you for your continued support.
Allison Buba and David Greig
Co-Chairs, The Brownstone School Board of Trustees