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Annual Fund

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Since 1927, our community—faculty, trustees, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and special friends—have generously supported Belmont Day School and the education it provides for every student. Our students are encouraged to have intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy. Throughout our history, Belmont Day has had a strong culture of giving to ensure that it can continue to deliver an education that inspires and challenges our students.

The Belmont Day Annual Fund consists of unrestricted gifts given every academic year by the entire school community to help meet needs in the yearly operating budget. The largest item supported is faculty and staff salaries and benefits, including professional development. In addition, the annual fund provides funds for other needs such as new technology, financial aid, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and new curricula.

The annual fund ensures that educational programs and thoughtful investments in faculty and facilities are maintained and strengthened for future years. The school relies on gifts of all sizes to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the cost of a Belmont Day education. Your gift has a direct impact on our school and our students. 

Last academic year, 95% of current parents participated in the annual fund. Additionally, 100% of Belmont Day’s dedicated board of trustees and faculty have participated in the annual fund for over twelve consecutive years.

Your gift has a direct impact on our students!

To learn more about annual giving, contact Assistant Director of Development Kyle Beatty or make a gift online today.

Please consider joining one of our Giving Circles with a leadership gift.

Leadership Giving Circles:

$1,000 to $3,499Community Circle
$3,500 to $4,999Blue & Gold Circle
$5,000 to $7,499Learning Circle
$7,500 to $11,999Sharing Circle
$12,000 to $14,999Founder’s Circle
$15,000 and aboveHead’s Circle
Bell and Laurel Society

The Bell and Laurel Society inducted its first members in April 2019. The society recognizes donors who have given consecutively for ten or more years to the Belmont Day Annual Fund.

Eighth Grade Legacy Gift 

The Eighth Grade Legacy Gift is a tradition that provides a meaningful way for eighth grade families to honor their time at Belmont Day. Over the years, many have chosen to make a legacy gift to share their appreciation for their children’s unparalleled education and experience at Belmont Day. This gift also provides an opportunity for our eighth graders to learn about the importance of philanthropy and giving back. 

Traditionally, our eighth grade families have worked together to decide what the class would support, and in 2019, we created a formal voting process for families to choose the designation. 

The Class of 2023 allocated their Legacy Gift to support community spaces, which ultimately helped to fund our Campus Vision Plan. The Class of 2022 designated their gift towards faculty excellence and professional development. Other legacy gifts have supported financial assistance, the Claflin field scoreboard, and air conditioning in the Kiva.

This is an opportunity to support Belmont Day and double the impact—supporting the annual fund and the Eighth Grade Legacy Gift. We ask eighth grade families to prioritize Belmont Day and make their most meaningful gift yet, as they fondly recall their child’s years at Belmont Day and look to leave a lasting legacy for future Belmont Day students.

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