Endowments & Memorials

One of the most gratifying experiences a donor can have is making a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Many Burroughs families honor and memorialize their loved ones through memorial gifts, named classrooms, scholarship funds and special-purpose endowments. These are lasting tributes to family and friends whose legacies will live on with Burroughs.

Wnuk.jpgEndowed Memorial Scholarships—which are awarded based solely on financial need—are important to the school's ability to recruit a talented and diverse student body, which enhances the ethnic, socio-economic mix of the school community. Named for alumni, faculty, families and even 50th reunion classes, most scholarship endowments are designed to fund 110% of the school's tuition each year.

Memorial & Tribute Funds—Burroughs has always accepted gifts in honor or memory of its alumni, past parents, grandparents and friends. When you make a tax-deductible memorial or tribute gift, we'll send a note to the family of the person being honored or memorialized. It's a thoughtful way to let someone know you're thinking about them.

Special Funds, Capital Gifts & Class Gifts—Operating an independent school, and striving to maintain the excellence in education for which we are known, has real costs. Perhaps you'd like to help increase the collection in the Stamper Library, contribute a park bench for the quadrangle or name a classroom in honor of your favorite teacher. We'd welcome the chance to speak with you about this.

Burroughs offers a comprehensive site of gift and estate planning web pages.

To learn more about giving to Burroughs, contact the development office at develop@jburroughs.org or call 800-264-4045 ext. 256.