What is the Bay Ridge Prep Annual Fund?     

Each year, Bay Ridge Prep relies on the generosity of parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni and friends. The Annual Fund provides flexible, unrestricted support for annual expenses: student financial aid; academic and extra-curricular programs; visual and performing arts; and athletics.

As at every other independent school in the country, tuition does not cover the full cost of education each student. We rely on Annual Fund contributions to close this gap. For the 2016-2017 school year, the Annual Fund was put to work right away: renovations to our new, adjacent Upper School space, technology upgrades, faculty professional development, and the renovation of the Lower and Middle School black box theater.

 How can I support the Fund?                            

Every Bay Ridge Prep family is encouraged to participate and every gift - regardless of size - is important and needed. Bay Ridge Prep is an economically diverse community and each family is asked to thoughtfully consider a gift that will be personally meaningful. It is a personal decision; each family is requested to participate to the best of their ability.

 Annual Giving Circles 

Heads:  $10,000+ | Scholars:  $5,000+  |  Fellows:  $2,500+  |  Tigers:  $1,000+ 

Partners:  $500+  |  Supporters: $250+  |  Friends $100+

 Is an Annual Fund gift tax-deductible?

 We are a non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3. Gifts to the school are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

 What about the annual Fun Run? 

Families are encouraged to participate in this community-wide fundraising fun run in addition to supporting the Annual Fund. The 20th Annual Fun Run will take place in May 2018 (date to be announced). Visit the Tiger Trot Fun Run's webpage here

 Why should I contribute?

Your gift will make a difference to Bay Ridge Prep. We do not make a profit like commercial enterprises. Tuition dollars are spent entirely on supporting the educational program including things like materials and equipment, salaries and benefits, insurance, utilities, and building expenses.

Annual gifts give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs not budgeted for. Your participation encourages others to give, helps the school access sources of outside funds, and demonstrates that the Bay Ridge Prep community is devoted to the school, its mission, and its student.

Annual gifts help keep tuition affordable so that more students can benefit from a Bay Ridge Prep education. Your gift is a show of your commitment to the school and indication of Bay Ridge Prep’s strength.

How does annual giving benefit my family?              

It enriches the day of every Bay Ridge Prep student in small and big ways. Annual giving supports each child’s unique, individualized program, fuels countless educational opportunities, and inspires student discovery and growth.

 

How can I make a gift?    

  • Credit Card: MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and PayPal are accepted – You can make a credit card gift on our secured giving portal

  • Checks or Money Orders - should be made payable to “Bay Ridge Prep” and should be sent to: Bay Ridge Prep Development Office, 8101 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11209 

  • Securities Gifts – Gifting appreciated securities allows you to deduct the full value of the gift, without incurring capital gains. If you are considering a gift of securities, please contact Regan Murphy at (718) 833-9090 or e-mail rmurphy@bayridgeprep.org for instructions and more information.

  • Matching Gifts - Many companies will match the value of charitable gifts made by their employees. When an employer matches all or part of a gift, the donor is recognized for the full amount of their own gift plus any resulting corporate match. Generally, your employer’s Human Resource department will know if your company participates in a matching program and, if so, will provide the necessary forms and instructions to initiate the match. Matching gifts are a great way to leverage Annual Fund donations. If you have a question about Matching Gifts please contact Regan Murphy at rmurphy@bayridgeprep.org.



LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
  • 8101 Ridge Boulevard
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.9090
  • Fax: 718.833.6680
UPPER SCHOOL
  • 7420 Fourth Avenue
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.5839
  • Fax: 718.833.1043

About Us

Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 390 students and over 100 faculty spread across two buildings.  With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, Bay Ridge Prep provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.

Admissions

Bay Ridge Prep is selective in admissions and prospective students go through a formal application process.  What we look for most in an applicant is a student who will benefit from our programs and make a positive impact on our community.

Academics

Bay Ridge Prep students get their first taste of hands-on learning in Kindergarten, when they become owners and operators of their own bakery.  By high school, they are deeply engaged in courses like Science, Research & Design - a three-year class that offers the opportunity to conduct original, independent research.

Arts

Led by experienced arts educators with advanced degrees in art, music and theater, the arts program recognizes that creative expression is a vital and integral part of a student’s development.

Athletics

Home to nine championships in the last seven years, Bay Ridge Prep Athletics offers students an opportunity to explore physical challenges and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Student Life

Student life is more than just classes, clubs and team sports.  Bay Ridge Prep is proactive in making every day life for students engaging, positive and enjoyable. 

Giving

Giving to Bay Ridge Prep has a profound impact on the daily lives of our students and helps give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs and facility upgrades.

Alumni

Bay Ridge Prep Alumni can be found everywhere.  Our newest alums are at some of the best colleges and graduate programs in the country and older alums are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, media, education, finance and more.

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