As the foundation for philanthropy at Beauvoir, Annual Giving directly impacts all Beauvoir students by supporting the following:
Giving circles allow donors to contribute at the level most comfortable for their families.
Beautiful View Society – $20,000 and above
Founders Circle – $15,000 to $19,999
Head’s Circle – $10,000 to $14,999
Seventy-Five Circle – $7,500 to $9,999
Benefactor – $5,000 to $7,499
1933 Circle – $2,500 to $4,999
Taylor Circle – $1,000 to $2,499
Friend Circle – Up to $999
*Gifts of $2,500 and above are recognized at a special reception for donors.
Annual Giving refers to unrestricted gifts made on a yearly basis that directly support the operating budget. Annual Giving is an opportunity for our community to support our greatest priorities: the people and programs that make Beauvoir special.
A tax-deductible gift to Annual Giving is the first gift we ask of every parent at the beginning of the school year.
Why does Beauvoir ask for annual gifts in addition to tuition?
As is the case in most independent schools, tuition income is simply not adequate to cover our operating expenses. This year, the cost to educate each child is approximately $5,300 more than the cost of actual tuition.
The School’s administration and Governing Board are committed to making a Beauvoir education affordable to as many families as possible. An increase in tuition that would replace the funds raised through Annual Giving would be significant and would jeopardize the socioeconomic diversity of our community.
We hope that Beauvoir parents will make Annual Giving their top philanthropic priority each year, as it goes directly to benefit each teacher and each student. We ask each family to decide on an amount that is most appropriate for them.
Beauvoir counts on gifts of all sizes. Last year, parents gave from $20 to $30,000 and the average family gift was approximately $2,100.
Annual Giving and the Scholarship Auction both provide critical operating support for Beauvoir, but they play slightly different roles.
Annual Giving is the foundation of philanthropy at Beauvoir. It is the largest fundraising effort each year, directly supports our operating budget and bridges the gap that exists between tuition and the actual cost of a Beauvoir education. Participation in Annual Giving is also an indicator of our community’s strength, making support at any level especially powerful — and our top priority.
The ScholarshipBenefit, sponsored by our Parents Association, is a celebratory community-wide event and a wonderful way to volunteer and support Beauvoir. The money raised by the Benefit directly funds scholarship assistance and the financial aid budget.