Giving

As a non-profit institution, Berkshire Country Day School depends on tax-deductible philanthropic gifts from current and past parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni/ae and friends to support the School’s operating budget, capital needs, and to build the School’s endowment. BCD is grateful for its supporters, who allow the School to provide students with a stimulating and challenging education in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Please continue to be an ambassador and advocate for what our talented faculty and joyful students experience here. Proudly tell your story of how BCD educates our students, and supports our faculty, families, and our entire community to be better individuals and better citizens.

Gifts to Berkshire Country Day School help us to inspire the individual promise of every student, that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world. BCD is a tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, call the Development Office at (413) 637-0755.

Each of us can support BCD during the school year in the following ways:

Annual Fund

Make the largest donation you can to the Annual Fund which supports every moment of every child’s BCD education.

Capital Campaign

Eugénie and Jim Fawcett Endowment Fund for Faculty Salaries. Hundreds of students have benefitted from Eugénie and Jim Fawcett’s unique blend of enthusiasm, humanity, and commitment to academic excellence. To honor their inspiring 83 years of combined service, an extraordinary achievement, the Fawcett Fund was created.

An anonymous alumnus has offered BCD a $25,000 challenge for the Eugénie and Jim Fawcett Fund for Faculty Salaries. Every gift up to $25,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift. Please make your gift today so that we can fulfill our promise to the our faculty.

The Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons has been thoughtfully designed to foster a love of reading and provide the tools that encourage innovation and creativity, and thus connect BCD students to the wider world. When 10-year-old Kevin Hirt ’06 learned his pediatric cancer was terminal, he asked his parents to donate his college fund to BCD to support the expansion of the School’s library. We are on the verge of making Kevin’s beautiful dream a reality. The facility will provide a reading area for younger children, a central open area and meeting space, and a glass-enclosed distance learning classroom.

Endowment Fund for Faculty Salaries. A healthy endowment is vital for a school of BCD’s size, longevity, and strategic aspirations. The Endowed Funds for Faculty Salaries allows BCD to advance faculty salaries, support professional development, and position us to continue to attract, nurture, and retain outstanding teachers who are committed to the BCD mission.

The Kim and James Taylor Music and Performance Room will be a state-of-the-art facility suitable for theater workshops, Middle School band, Upper School vocal ensemble, or any of the diverse music and theater courses available to BCD students. The dedicated music and performance space will seat up to 100 and allow BCD to host public events, expanding and enhancing our connection to the broader Berkshire community.

Unrestricted donations to wherever the need is greatest.