Give to Black Pine Circle School
The Annual Fund benefits every student in every classroom.
As with most independent schools, Black Pine Circle seeks donations from families and the broader school community to help close the gap between the cost of tuition and the full cost of a Black Pine Circle School education.
Annual Fund dollars allow us to invest more in tuition assistance, our faculty, our facilities, enrichment activities, and other critical areas. It also allows us to keep tuition lower overall.
Our Request to You
We ask all families to contribute at a level that is meaningful to them, reflects their desire for a thriving school community, and is in keeping with their circumstances. Every gift, no matter the size, has an immediate impact and is deeply appreciated.
Broad support for the Annual Fund is an important barometer of community engagement at a school and is something to celebrate! It sends an important message to major donors, foundations, teachers, and one another: that we are all committed to BPC and its mission. In recent years, we have achieved 100% participation from faculty, the board, staff and Parent Circle, and have been steadily approaching full participation in the parent body.
Leadership and Major Donors
BPC relies on the support, leadership, and loyalty of major donors to achieve its financial goals. We define major donors as households who contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually, and leadership donors who contribute $5,000 or more. The school encourages families who can make a gift at the major donor level or higher to do so. Each fall, the board of directors hosts a party to acknowledge major donors.
Join one of the Black Pine Circles!
Our community appreciates philosophy and philosophers, and with that in mind, our support circles are named after some of these world-changing question-posers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Annual Fund is BPC’s top giving priority. It exists to augment tuition and other sources of revenue. Charitable donations are an important part of BPC’s budget. Annual Fund dollars go to the General Fund and are dedicated every year to the highest and best use determined by the board of directors.