We are Brooks, Together!
We hope you are well and settling into distance learning. We miss having everyone on campus as we continue to learn together while physically apart. Due to the pandemic and our community adjustment from on-campus to online learning, we delayed our Brooks Together kickoff from the end of March to May 1. With one month of school to go, we are now reaching out to all families to ask for your support of Brooks at this critical time. If you are able, we hope you will consider our request for support this year.
Many of the exciting things happening at Brooks — 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.
Brooks Together: May 1 - june 1
In this unique year, I am reaching out to all families via email instead of mail to ask for your support of Brooks Together. If you would like 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
- 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%