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Annual Fund

Help us achieve Burke's goals by supporting the 2021-22 Annual Fund!
Last year, the entire Burke's community came together at a historic time, to raise more than $1.9 million dollars. We achieved an incredible 99% parent participation, as well 100% participation from our Board of Trustees and our Alumnae Board. Thank you for all of your support and your resilience and commitment through a challenging, but wonderful year!

In this 2021-22 school year, things are still very uncertain. We continue to pivot to meet whatever challenges arise, and Burke’s still faces immense and critical needs for support. So we need to keep our goals lofty. Our financial goal is to match last year’s efforts and raise $1.9 million for this year's Annual Fund and, once again, we are aiming to achieve 100% Parent Participation by November Break. 

Every year, the Annual Fund delivers nearly 10% of the school’s annual operating budget and supports a wide range of experiences at Burke’s. Among these annually are academic programs, teacher professional development, student financial assistance, and the maintenance of our classrooms and beloved 3.5-acre campus. And this year, the Annual Fund remains essential to our focused efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and crucial to the funding of the innovation and initiatives necessitated by an on-going global pandemic. With continued health and safety measures and a focus on improving ventilation systems to manage both Covid-19 and fire season concerns, your support is again more important than ever. The broad reach of the Annual Fund at this time means that each student, family, and faculty member benefits from the dollars we raise.

The Annual Fund continues to make Burke’s accessible to a broader group of families, some who may not have needed financial assistance before the pandemic and some who require more support than past years. As a community, we believe that a diverse group of students in the classroom provides a complete and outstanding education for our girls. Each year, tuition is intentionally set at a level below the actual cost of educating a Burke’s girl, and we ask our community to help bridge this difference with a gift to the Annual Fund. The Bridge per child for the 2021-22 school year is just over $5,400, and we hope families who can contribute this amount or more without hardship will stretch to give generously.

That said, gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! Please donate online to the Annual Fund or download and mail this Annual Fund form with your contribution. For gifts of securities, email Yukiko Meadows, Director of Advancement. To make a pledge, use this online form or email Diana Kaw, Associate Director of Advancement.

Giving Levels

  • Visionaries Circle - $50,000 and above
  • Founders Circle - $25,000 - $49,999
  • Second Century Society - $20,000 to $24,999
  • Legacy Leaders - $10,000 to $19,999
  • Patrons Circle - $7,500 to $9,999
  • Century Circle - $5,000 to $7,499
  • Green and Gold Scholars - $1,500 to $4,999
  • Burke’s Boosters - up to to $1,499
Our Leadership Circle is made up of donors at the Patrons Circle level and above. Leadership Circle Donors are invited to a Leadership Donor Party the following fall, to thank them for their generosity and support.

Our Annual Fund Goal: 100% Parent Participation by November Break!

Burke's parent community has reached 99-100% participation for the last six years. For the 2021-22 school year, our goal is to achieve 100% before November Break. We ask our current families to pledge or donate as soon as possible, which will allow volunteer and staff resources to be shifted to focus on other constituencies and important fundraising efforts in the spring. Most importantly, by contributing early with this timeline, our critical Annual Fund donations can still start working for our 400 students early in the school year when they are so urgently needed.

Burke's Loyalty Society

Donors who contribute to the Annual Fund nine consecutive years or more become members of the Burke's Loyalty Society. Loyalty Society members are the foundation of the Annual Fund and their longtime support is honored and deeply appreciated. Their consistent giving allows Burke’s to maintain its high standard of excellence and ensures that every student will receive the tools necessary to thrive.

For more information about the Loyalty Society membership benefits and to see a list of our 2020-21 Loyals, please visit the Loyalty Society page.
The Annual Fund provides much-needed income to balance the school's operating budget each year. By giving back through the Annual Fund, you made the following possible last year:
  • One in five families receiving financial assistance
  • 43,029 books in the Library
  • 2,000 LED light bulbs for Makery projects
  • 3.5 acres of campus maintained and transformed
  • 36 distinct, distanced learning spaces with NeatBar technology
  • 400 devices deployed to our students for distanced learning
  • 100% of educators and administrators stayed on staff
  • 45 Burke's students became proud alums
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

Burke’s

An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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