The significance of the Annual Fund to Berkshire Country Day School’s success cannot be overstated. As with all independent schools and universities, the Annual Fund provides critical support of the School’s yearly operating budget. Currently tuition covers approximately 90% of the required revenue to sustain the school. BCD relies on the Annual Fund along with endowment income and auxiliary income to fund the rest.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and directly benefit the operating budget, which fulfills the daily and essential needs of our students and faculty. In supporting these day-to-day expenses, the Annual Fund is supporting every moment of a BCD education. In particular, the Annual Fund support those moments that couldn’t happen at many other schools – the kindergarten explaining to other visitors at the butterfly museum the details of a butterfly’s anatomy, a ninth grader understanding French and Spanish on their school trip to Europe, a fourth grader debating with his grandfather about the causes of the Civil War. These special moments are not essential to an education, but they are central to the BCD experience.
All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible.