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Annual Giving Update: Let's Be ALL IN for Burgundy!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Annual Giving ​and fundraising at independent schools including Burgundy​ comprise a vital part of schools' annual operational budgets​. At Burgundy, Annual Giving provides critical monies t​hat directly impact our children's experience, from professional development opportunities for ​teachers ​to the financial aid ​that supports 25% of our student population​!

According to data from the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, ​the average current parent participation rate in annual giving for area independent schools​ is 73.8%. Right now, we’re at 55%​​ — and we know we have more gifts coming​! As a school community we pride ourselves on being ​so much more than average, so we hope to reach — or even exceed! — this area average. Can we get to 75% participation as a whole? Can your class reach 100% participation? It is within reach! We’ve seen 90% participation in the past.

We hope you will join other families and be ALL IN! ​Remember: all gifts, no matter the size, count toward participation for each of your children’s classes and for our overall participation goal. Now is the time to give, before our fiscal year ends June 30.

Our budgeted financial goal for this year is $250,000. To date, we've raised $178,000 toward this goal. Right now 55% of current families are participating with a gift or pledge to Annual Giving. Specific class participation rates are detailed in the chart below. With 100% parent participation, we’re optimistic that we could eclipse our budgeted goal!

AG Class Participation

*8th grade is also fundraising for their Class of 2018 legacy gift to Burgundy.

Help us be above average for current parent participation for Annual Giving. It's all about ​demonstrating that year-in and year-out, we believe in what Burgundy is and stands for. Annual giving support says “This is our school, we believe in it, and we want it to thrive!” Every gift counts. YOUR gift counts! Thank you!

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Questions about giving? Please contact Michele McCabe, Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator, at