Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising campaign supported by parents, alumni, friends and the members of our faculty and staff, and provides unrestricted dollars to the School’s operating budget.

Although it is one of several ways you can support the School, it is one of the most vital. You may find answers to frequently asked questions about this annual fundraising tradition below, and thank you for your interest in supporting the Brunswick Annual Fund.


Annual Fund FAQ

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Why is the 'Wick Annual Fund important? 

    Tuition and endowment income combined are not sufficient to meet the total annual operating expenses of running the School. This shortfall is typical of independent academic institutions.
  • Where do ‘Wick Annual Fund contributions go?

    Annual Fund dollars go directly into the operating budget of the School. In other words, they enhance virtually every area of student life at Brunswick. Annual Fund dollars directly support programs, curriculum, faculty and staff salaries, enhancements for academic departments, technology (both equipment and education), studio and performing arts, athletics, facility maintenance and financial aid.
  • Who should give to the 'Wick Annual Fund?

    We ask EVERYONE who is part of the Brunswick community to participate in Annual Giving. We hope that every member of our school community understands the importance of the Annual Fund and will participate as generously as possible. Regardless of the amount, each and every gift is important! Parents of senior boys participate in a separate Senior Fund which is in lieu of Annual Giving in the initial year the pledge is made. Corporate matching gift programs enable donors to increase the impact of their contribution and are an invaluable source of additional revenue for the Annual Fund.
  • Why is Percentage of Participation Important?

    We aim for 100% participation. Strong participation in the Annual Fund is an important way for us to demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our parents and alumni to the School and its students.

    When applying for foundation or corporate gifts, the most important measure that is used to evaluate community-wide support for the School is to look at the percentage of individuals who participate in the Annual Fund.
  • How can I make a donation to the ‘Wick Annual Fund? 

    You can click on Give Online on the toolbar at the top of this webpage. Gifts may also be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card. In addition, Brunswick accepts gifts of marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. If you choose to give appreciated stock, please contact the Development Office for the necessary forms.

    In addition, matching gifts add considerably to annual fund donations. Click here to determine if your employer participates in matching gifts.

    Please remember, every gift to the Annual Fund makes a difference. Strong Annual Giving enables the School to limit tuition increases, and, most of all, enhances the Brunswick experience for every boy.
  • Who Participates in the 'Wick Annual Fund?

    All members of the Brunswick community, including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and other friends of the School, are solicited for donations to the Annual Fund.

 
 

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  • CARES Act Charitable Deduction Changes

    With the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, two important changes were made to the tax code impacting charitable deductions for 2020.

    1. For taxpayers who take the standard deduction, you may now take an above-the-line deduction of up to $300. This deduction does not apply to contributions to a Donor Advised Fund.

    2. For taxpayers who itemize their deductions, the CARES Act suspends (for 2020) the limitation on your deduction amount for charitable cash contributions. The limitation was previously set at 60% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Again, this suspension does not apply to contributions to Donor Advised Funds.

    As always, we encourage you to consult with your tax advisor for more information.

Need Additional Information?

For stock/wire transfer instructions or general questions, please contact:

Krista Bruce
Annual Fund Director

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223