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.
Our 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
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:
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
314-993-4040 ext. 256
800-264-4045 ext. 256
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-264-4045 ext. 257.