The Bertschi Fund

The Bertschi Fund is our school's one annual fundraising campaign with a goal of 100% parent participation. Alumni families, grandparents, other community members, and corporate matching funds also help us meet the goal.

Learn more about the Bertschi Fund:

The Bertschi Fund is an unrestricted annual funding source made up of donations from the community that, in addition to tuition, helps balance the operating budget each year. The Bertschi Fund represents about 6-7% of the annual budget. Our goal in the 2018-19 school year is $440,000.

Click here to view a pie chart of Bertschi's Operating Summary (2017) and how the Bertschi Fund helps balance the budget.

The Bertschi Fund is unrestricted, which means that contributions are used where they are most needed each year. Some areas of our program that receive support include teacher professional development, classroom supplies, campus upgrades, new technology, curriculum development, and financial aid.

We try to keep tuition down so that we are able to welcome families from a range of backgrounds, offer generous financial aid to those who need it, and at the same time afford and offer a mission-driven program that is as rich as possible.

Asking for a donation to cover the remaining cost of the Bertschi program gives families choice about how much they can additionally direct towards the program in a charitable, tax-deductible way. We hope that everyone feels compelled to give what they can for the greater whole.

100% parent participation, in addition to contributions from other community members for a total of $440,000.

Our trustees and faculty/staff give generously each year to kick off the campaign, and for the last 8 years reached 100% participation. With strong participation from our entire community we nearly always meet or exceed our goal. Every gift helps!

In the fall, you will be asked to give or pledge to pay later. From September to December, you will hear from your Class Champion every few weeks with encouragement and reminders.

The school is grateful for any amount you give as part of a collective investment. The goal is to reach 100% parent participation.

Donation amounts are kept confidential within the Advancement Office. You may also elect to be listed anonymously in any publications such as the annual report.

Progress towards the 2018-19 Goal:


Community Participation

Grade Level Participation

Ways to Give

Giving Levels

Community • Up to $499
Sponsor • $500+
Founder • $1,975+*
Leadership • $4,000+
Partnership • $7,500+
Visionary • $15,000+
*In recognition of our founding year