The Bertschi Fund
The Bertschi Fund is our school's one annual fundraising campaign with a goal of balancing the budget with 100% parent participation. Alumni families, grandparents, other community members, and corporate matching funds also provide vital help each year.
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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 financial goal in the 2018-19 school year is $440,000.
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, parents will hear from a Bertschi Fund Class Champion every few weeks with encouragement and reminders.
The school is grateful for any amount you give as part of a collective investment. Through 100% parent participation we reach our financial goals each year.
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.
Class Champions help us spread the word, answer any questions, and serve as friendly reminders and encouragers. However, they are not privy to dollar amounts or other confidential information.