Brooks Together is an eight-week Brooks Fund campaign for current parents. It runs from the end of September to Thanksgiving break, and it is an intensive appeal for unrestricted annual fund support.
Brooks Together has an immediate and lasting impact on Brooks’ ability to meet its financial goals every year. The Brooks Fund covers at least 10 percent of Brooks’ operating budget. Through a collaborative effort – parents, grandparents, alumni, staff and faculty – we can meet this obligation head on.
More importantly, Brooks Together establishes a finite time period in which we ask for parent participation. We pledge to you that we will only ask for your support once during a prescribed time period, and we will respect that you’d like to spend the rest of your time concentrating on what is truly important: your child.
As Head of School John Packard explained during the Brooks Together launch here on campus September 23,
“You’re not going to hear from us during the course of the year that you have to give to the Brooks Fund because you just have to, or because it’s your duty or your obligation. We’re asking you to do it because we’re going to do great work with your kids.”
And as you think about the Brooks Fund, he added, “Know at the beginning, please, that we ask for your support with great humility, with great appreciation for what you do to make this education accessible to your children…We ask that you think about more by the virtue of the experience that you’ve having and [the knowledge] that we will take good care of any support that you choose to share.”
We look forward to building this shared culture of philanthropy — together.
Director of Annual Giving