Fiscal Year 2021 was unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As administrators routinely altered school protocols to address the ever-changing obstacles, our students, employees and families leaned in, adapted and took care of one another.
The financial support we received for both our emergency and traditional needs enabled the leadership to create policies and programs to keep our community safe while also delivering on our mission.
We've outlined here your philanthropic impact on Brooks School in this past year. The financial achievements noted make Brooks strong and nimble, allowing us to approach the future with confidence and renewed energy. We thank all our donors, large and small, for your generosity during those difficult days.
Class of '21
“Last year, I took Journalism and Memoir Writing. Both allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and use skills that hopefully will follow me to college. I attend Lehigh University now and play men's basketball.”
Class of '22
“I challenged myself by taking AP Biology last year. It was by far the hardest class I’ve taken in my life, but that made it that much better. The class was so challenging, but rewarding with the huge amount of knowledge and studying/classroom skills it taught me.”
Amy Del Cid
Class of '22
“As a two-day option last fall, I participated in crew. I had never heard of rowing nor had done crew, and I always wondered what it felt like to row and be out on the water. The team was incredibly welcoming and watching the sunset on the lake was beautiful.”
Class of '23
“A highlight last year was getting an award at the annual BOSMUN Model UN conference. I represented Hungary in the DISEC on the topic of nuclear proliferation and it was amazing to gain insight into present-day international political topics.”
Thank you to all members of the Brooks community who made a contribution to the 2020-2021 Brooks Fund.
From a record Giving Day to a memorable Appreciation Week, the community contributed more than $2.417 million to the Brooks Fund and provided an immediate impact on our program.
Our Essential Stewards supported the school with gifts of $10,000 and above, while the members of the class of 2021 generously made their first donations to the school.
Every gift is appreciated and we extend our thanks to all who made the choice to support Brooks last year.
We surpassed the endowment milestone of $100 million at the close of the 2020-2021 academic year, as our official, year-end total was $101,945,745. This is quite an accomplishment for our school and a credit to the commitment of our donors and thoughtful investment policies.
From faculty chairs and professional development to financial aid and program support, the endowment impacts the daily experience of every student and faculty member at Brooks. Last year, the endowment provided almost $3.5 million of support to the operating budget, which is about 15 percent of the total budget. A strong endowment is the foundation for future planning and an area of vital importance for Brooks going forward.
One of the hallmarks of Brooks School is our deep commitment to our community — both on campus and off. In a year like no other, Brooks alumni, parents, faculty and friends volunteered in ways above and beyond the norm. We are grateful to the 450-plus members of this community who donated their time to Brooks during the 2020-2021 year.
We are also deeply grateful to those who collectively donated $6,770,983 to the Brooks Fund and other capital initiatives during fiscal year 2021. We could not operate our school without it. Thank you. To see all of our financial supporters, please click on the lists below and view various categories of Brooks supporters.