Brentwood Fund

OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY IS ENHANCED BY THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF OUR FAMILIES. SINCE 1972, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN THE LIFE OF THE SCHOOL THROUGH GENEROSITY OF TIME, TALENT, AND RESOURCES HAS HELPED TO CREATE THE BRENTWOOD WE KNOW AND LOVE TODAY. OUR WORK TOGETHER ASSURES THAT ALL BRENTWOOD STUDENTS, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, WILL BENEFIT FROM THE EXTENSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED HERE.

As an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, we depend on the partnership of everyone in our community to help provide the vital components that allow us to effectively deliver our mission to our students—excellent academic, athletic, and artistic programs, dedicated and intellectually curious teachers, appropriate facilities, and a diverse and interesting peer group.

Each and every year, we ask enrolled families to help us shape a future with meaning at Brentwood School by supporting the following:

The Brentwood Fund

Your annual gift to the Brentwood Fund is our number one fundraising priority. The Brentwood Fund is such an important part of the financial landscape of our school that we depend upon, and budget for, your donations to provide 10% of our operating revenue. Your gift each year directly helps sustain the school community that you’ve joined.

The Importance of Participation

Your gift is both a symbol and a tangible vote of confidence. It enables the leadership of the school to move forward with plans for the year. When our entire community embraces participation and generosity, we create the Brentwood School experience that we all value and treasure.

The Decision to Give

Giving is something you should feel good about! Your gift each year is an affirmation of the value of the educational experience at Brentwood. Families often begin at one giving level, and as circumstances permit, or as other children are admitted, increase their giving accordingly.

Levels of Support

Gifts are acknowledged in the fall issue of BWS Magazine by giving level. The pie charts below detail the levels and the impact of each:


Our Goal

Like tuition, the amount we need to raise increases every year. This year, our goal is $4 million in Brentwood Fund contributions, and 100% family participation.

Your Gift at Work

Once we receive your gift, the money goes to work right away to help fund the excellent programs, innovative faculty, inspirational learning environment, and life changing experiences available to every Brentwood student.

Brentwood Fund Staff

Candace Johnson

Candace Johnson

Director of the Annual Fund
Josh Melnick

Josh Melnick

Assistant to Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund

Advancement Department

Alyssa Brakey

Alyssa Brakey

Director of Major Gifts
Terry Fate

Terry Fate

Database Manager

Richard Payan

Information Systems Analyst
Gennifer Yoshimaru

Gennifer Yoshimaru

Assistant Head of School
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