We are Brooks, Together!
MARCH 26 UPDATE:
As we focus on our students online learning and supporting our families at this time, we will be postponing our Brooks Together drive to a future date. We will be in touch with updated information in the coming weeks.
We hope you are having a wonderful school year. Many of the exciting things happening on campus —from academic programming to athletics competitions, from health and wellness initiatives to the performances in our beautiful new theater — are due to the impact of a successful Brooks Fund. This year we are striving to raise $2.4 million for the 2019-2020 Brooks Fund.
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.
Save the dates for Brooks Together: March 30 - May 15
In recent years, the parent participation drive Brooks Together has occurred in the late fall, over Family Weekend. In 2020, we are moving Brooks Together to March 30 - May 15. The one exception from the spring drive, is the newly established Sixth Form Class Gift.
Of course, we are thrilled to talk with you about your philanthropic support to Brooks at any point in the year. If you would prefer a conversation about your Brooks Together commitment sooner to the spring, I would be delighted to do so. Please feel free to contact me and I would be excited to talk with you about making a gift. Thank you for your consideration and support of Brooks!
Mary Merrill, Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, (978) 725-6287
- 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 33 percent of the total raised: $767,584 last year.
- Nearly 80 percent of Brooks families made a donation to Brooks Together in 2019.
- Essentially, 1 in 3 Brooks Fund dollars comes from a parent. YOU are key to our success!
By The Numbers
Participation Achieved FY19: 78%
Participation Achieved FY18: 82%
Participation Achieved FY17: 73%
Participation Achieved FY16: 79%