The generosity of our community is an important part of Brentwood’s history. Our facilities, signature program enhancements, and student financial assistance opportunities are a direct result of the philanthropy of the Brentwood family. You can help support Brentwood through our Annual Giving Campaign, capital and endowment giving, or by arranging for a long-term planned gift.
“My son benefited from the amazing facilities which have been built through the generosity of past and current Brentwood families. Participating in Annual Giving is my way of doing what I can to give back and pave the way for future generations.“ Kelly Bradley, mother of Graem (Class of 2013)
Annual Giving forms the backbone of all of our fundraising efforts and provides our entire community with the opportunity to contribute each year at the level they are able. This collective support provides a vital source of annual funding to the school.
Every year the Brentwood family is asked to help further enrich our student experience through the Annual Giving campaign. This program has been running for 15 years and over that time we have raised over 7 million dollars and supported over 1200 students with financial aid.
Annual Giving continues to make a difference in the lives of every student. While the School runs on fees, in order to expand campus facilities and offer support to deserving students, we have to raise additional funds. In fact, one in four of our students receives financial aid from this fund so that they can attend Brentwood.
Please join our community of donors with a contribution to the $740,000 goal for the 2018-2019 Annual Giving program. Your donation will make a difference and impact the students of today and tomorrow. Your Gift Counts!
Over the past nineteen years, more than $30 million has been invested in campus facilities and land acquisition. Rogers House (1999), Maeda Health Centre (2002), T. Gil Bunch Centre for Performing Arts (2003), Allard House (2006), Crooks Hall (2010), the Centre for Art and Humanities (2012), and Hope House (2015) and most recently, the Eldon and Anne Foote Athletic Centre (2018) have been added to campus facilities. During the same period there have been numerous improvements to the school grounds, including the landscaping of our front entrance and Gillespie Field, additions to the Millennium Trail, an outdoor basketball court, and the purchase of thirteen additional acres adjoining the main campus. Fund-raising has been the key element in this growth phase, and will continue to be essential in securing future advancement.
- Our campus master plan is currently under development. If you are interested in learning more about our future plans, contact Chris Spicer.
Giving to Financial Assistance
In addition to the extensive campus renewal that has taken place over the past 10 years, Brentwood has placed a priority on increasing financial assistance for families that need help with tuition. In the 2018-2019 school year, one in four students are on some form of financial assistance. This support helps transform lives.
Bursary Now: Your donation will provide immediate financial assistance for a worthy student who would not otherwise be able to attend.
Endowment: The interest from our endowed funds will provide financial assistance to worthy students, in perpetuity. Through the generosity of many, complemented by a solid investment portfolio, the Foundation has grown to just over $18 million as of January 2018. Within the Foundation, 20 private family funds have been established to provide financial support for worthy students. To find out more about these funds, or about starting your own named fund, please contact Chris Spicer. The Board of Governors' long-term vision is a $20 million endowment by 2020.
Making a planned gift is about keeping our school affordable and strong, long into the future, without costing you anything today. There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift to Brentwood College School. Contact Chris Spicer for more information. You can create your living legacy by planning the gift of education. The De Manu in Manum Society honours the foresight of those who have already advised Brentwood of their planned gift, not only for their generosity but also for the leadership they are providing to this essential component in securing the future of our school. While Brentwood respects the wishes of those who prefer that their planned gift remain confidential, we would welcome the opportunity to acknowledge your generosity.
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding held in an interest bearing investment and only the interest is spent. When an endowment fund is established, a permanent legacy of support is created by the donor for Brentwood. A robust endowment contributes to the long-term sustainability of the School and significantly adds to the student experience. The Brentwood College Foundation has grown from $1.6M in 2004 to over $18M today (2018). The goal is to see the endowment reach $20M by 2020.
One of Brentwood’s strengths is the diversity of its student population. Today, 20% of students receive some form of financial assistance and our goal is to continue to increase the opportunities for mission-appropriate students. The inclusion of these deserving students, who could not otherwise access a Brentwood education, provides a superior experience for all.
Brentwood Innovation Grant
The Brentwood Innovation Grant provides the unique opportunity for selected members of faculty to inspire and impart an innovative teaching and learning initiative that, ultimately, supports our strategic priority to become a leading edge place of learning. This prestigious opportunity will empower our educators to lead change.
Excellence and a commitment to innovation and best practice are hallmarks of Brentwood. Building endowed funds which support ongoing renewal of top-of-the-line equipment and exceptional learning resources will ensure the best educational experience possible.
Current Brentwood Programme Endowment Funds
- Brentwood Rowing Club Fund (Tony Carr Boat Fund, John L Queen Boat Fund, Senior Girls Legacy Boat Fund)
- Learning Centre Fund
- Rahme Technical Theatre Fund
- Brentwood Rugby Club Fund
- Nick Prowse Bursary Fund
- Old Brentonians Trust
- Clyde Ogilvie Bursary Fund
Our Endowed Chair Programme focuses on supporting school leaders by providing enhanced professional development opportunities, creating time to develop innovative curricula, and continually improving our ability to deliver superior teaching and learning.