Annual Giving

Annual Giving provides continuing support for the school’s outstanding faculty, challenging programs, student tuition aid, library acquisitions as well as materials and supplies for academics, arts, athletics and activities.

annual-giving.jpgOur Annual Giving program relies heavily on the support of our parent and alumni volunteers. More than 90% of our parents donate to Annual Giving every year. Another hallmark of Burroughs is our alumni participation in Annual Giving; on average 40% of our alumni give every year.

Our Blue & Gold Society recognition levels honor those who contribute most generously to Annual Giving:

Head's Circle: A gift of $35,000 or more
Leadership: A gift of $25,000 to $34,999
Benefactor: A gift of $15,000 to $24,999
Patron: A gift of $10,000 to $14,999
Partner: A gift of $7,500 to $9,999
Friend: A gift of $3,500 to $7,499
Member: A gift of $1,000 to $3,499

Alumni Pacesetter: A suggested formula for alumni who graduated in the past ten years: $10 for each year since JBS, including year of graduation.

Online Giving: If you wish, you may pledge or donate online.

ACH/E-Check: Funds can be withdrawn directly from your bank account for a one-time payment or for recurring payments over the time period you choose. Download this printable form and mail back to Burroughs for quick processing.

Securities: Contributing appreciated securities could be advantageous to you, as you may avoid capital gains taxes and reduce your taxable income by deducting the full current market value of the securities. Please have your broker call Burroughs when you have decided what stock(s) you will be giving, and then send us a copy of the letter of instruction:

Jim Kemp
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

314-993-4040 ext. 256
800-264-4045 ext. 256
314-993-6458 (fax)
jkemp@jburroughs.org

Matching: Burroughs benefits from many matching gift programs. If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, please request a matching gift form from your company’s coordinator and enclose it with your gift.

Annual Giving donations are tax deductible for those who itemize.

Thank you for your interest in supporting John Burroughs School. As always, you can reach the development office at develop@jburroughs.org or by calling 800-264-4045 ext. 257.