Click here to visit the 2018-2019 Annual Fund online giving page

What is the Bay Ridge Prep Annual Fund?     

The Annual Fund provides flexible, unrestricted support for annual expenses: faculty professional development, academic and extra-curricular programs, visual and performing arts, and athletics. Each year, Bay Ridge Prep asks every member of our community to contribute to the Annual Fund. 

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. The Annual Fund supports our school's commitment to recruit and retain the best faculty, support new elective courses for our students, enhance faculty professional development opportunities, build a scholarship fund, and continue to move the growth of the school forward in terms of both its program and the maintenance of our facilities.

How can I support the Fund?                            

All members of the community are asked to contribute to the Annual Fund as their means allow. Through Annual Giving, all parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends can express their philanthropic commitment to Bay Ridge Prep, and make a gift that is personally meaningful.

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?

Bay Ridge Prep is 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 22nd Annual Tiger Trot Fun Run will take place on Friday, May 1, 2020. Trot sponsorship information will be made available in January of 2020. 

Why should I contribute?

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 should be made payable to “Bay Ridge Prep” and should be sent to: Bay Ridge Prep Development Office, 8101 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11209 

  • Gifts of Securities – 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 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

  • 8101 Ridge Boulevard
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.9090
  • Fax: 718.833.6680
  • 7420 Fourth Avenue
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.5839
  • Fax: 718.833.1043


Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, private, co-ed, day school accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Serving students in Kindergarten thru Grade 12 from all across the New York City area, Bay Ridge Prep is located in Brooklyn and dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through a student-centered community that values the unique talents and learning styles of each person.



About Us

Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 400 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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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