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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  • Annual Fund Update

    While our boys are busy settling into their class schedules and adjusting back to the school routine, the Brunswick Development Office is busy with the kick off of the 2023–2024 annual giving year. We already have 100% trustee and 100% faculty and staff participation in the Annual Fund — an amazing way to start this year’s Annual Fund!

    Last year’s Annual Fund raised $4.7 million and had more than 98% parent participation!
    Congratulations and thank you again to those who helped us get there! Lance Bylow, father of L.J. ’25 and Jack ’27, is returning to the helm as our Annual Fund Chairman for the upcoming year. We are confident that with his leadership we will have another successful annual giving year.

    Our Phonathon for current parents is scheduled for early November. One of our outstanding volunteers will be giving every current Brunswick family a call to follow up on the appeal letter that will be mailed out in a few weeks. Click below for a list of this year’s parent Annual Fund class captains.

    Please remember that matching gifts significantly enhance your contribution. Click here to determine if your employer participates in a matching-gift program. If you have any further questions, please contact Krista Bruce, Director of Annual Giving, at 203.242.1225

    Many thanks for all you do to support our school and our boys — every day!

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  • Parent Class Captains, 2023-2024

    Annual Fund Chair, Lance Bylow (P '25, '27)
    11th2025Cliff Yonce (P '25)
    10th2026Tom Graham (P '26, '28)
    9th2027Eric Konzerowsky  (P '22, '27)
    8th2028Whit McGraw '95  (P '26, '28, '31)
    7th2029Peter Goulding  (P '27, '29)
    6th2030Michael Walsh '97 (P '28, '30, '34)
    5th2031Jeff Pribyl (P '31, '33)
    4th2032Andrew Earls (P '32)
    3rd2033Curt Gallagher (P '31, '33, '35)
    2nd2034John McCormick '95 (P '29, '34)
    1st2035Joe McCurdy (P '33, '35)
    K2036Peter Brush '99 (P '33, '36)
    PK2037Dylan McDuffee (P '34, '37)

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  • Parent Participation

    Our parent participation is one of the highest as compared to similar schools in the area. We are thrilled to announce that we achieved over 98% current parent participation in the ’Wick Annual Fund last year! We are all very proud of this impressive accomplishment and thank all parents for showing your support by making an Annual Fund gift to Brunswick. 

    The chart below shows the participation of each grade. Although this chart reflects only parent giving, all of us at Brunswick deeply appreciate the loyalty and generosity of our parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and friends each year. The chart below the parent participation chart reflects annual giving over the last several years — another testament to the dedication of the extended Brunswick community.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact Director of Annual Giving Krista Bruce to make your gift today to the 2023–2024 ’Wick Annual Fund. Again, thank you!

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    Office: 203.625.5856

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    Office: 203.485.3670
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    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
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