We are Brooks, Together!
We hope you are well and settling into 2021! As we continue to learn together, both on campus and from our homes, we are excited for the coming spring and the opportunities ahead for our community. Our ability to provide a robust and safe academic program in this time of COVID is partially due to the impact of a successful Brooks Fund. This year we are striving to raise $2.4 million for the 2020-2021 Brooks Fund and welcome our families to support the Brooks Fund via our Brooks Together parent drive.
This school-wide annual initiative directly impacts the day-to-day experience of our students, faculty and staff.
The four primary revenue streams of the Brooks operating budget are: tuition, investment returns, external programs and the Brooks Fund. Along with our alumni donors, parents play a key role in reaching the annual Brooks Fund goal. Our goal for the year is to reach out to every family in the Brooks community to talk about your personal commitment to the Brooks Fund.
During the eight-week Brooks Together campaign, a parent volunteer will reach out to talk to you about your support. Additionally, if you would prefer to talk to me about your gift, I would be delighted to do so. Please feel free to contact me via email and we can schedule a time to connect on the phone.
Thank you for your consideration and support of Brooks!
Mary Merrill, Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, (978) 725-6287
Week 8 Participation Results!
Third Form: 65 percent
Fourth Form: 69 percent
Fifth Form: 50 percent
Sixth Form: 61 percent
Overall: 61 percent
November 18, 2020 ~ Current Brooks School parents shared messages of appreciation thanking faculty and staff for all they did during the fall semester to help their children thrive at school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Brooks Fund provides 12 percent of the school’s operating budget. Brooks Together is the parent focus within the Brooks Fund.
- Brooks Together represented 39 percent of the total raised last year: $946,427.
- More than 70 percent of Brooks families made a donation to Brooks Together in 2020.
- Essentially, 1 in 3 Brooks Fund dollars comes from a parent. YOU are key to our success!
By The Numbers
Participation Achieved FY20: 70%
Participation Achieved FY19: 78%
Participation Achieved FY18: 82%
Participation Achieved FY17: 73%