The BB&N Fund

The BB&N Fund is the school's top giving priority because it directly supports bb&n's greatest assets: our diversity, exceptional faculty & students, and academic excellence.

WHAT IS THE BB&N FUND?
As is true at all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a BB&N education. The BB&N Fund is the School’s primary fundraising program designed to support BB&N’s annual operating budget. Every year, we rely on the generosity of parents, alumni/ae, past parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends to help bridge the gap between the revenue from tuition and the actual cost of educating a student. A successful BB&N Fund keeps tuition increases to a minimum and supports the daily operations of the School.

HOW IS THE BB&N FUND USED?
Gifts to The BB&N Fund support every aspect of the School’s operating budget including academic programs, faculty compensation and professional development, financial aid, athletics, performing and visual arts, and maintenance of the physical plant – everything that makes a BB&N education so special. The BB&N Fund accounts for nearly 8% of the School’s annual budget.

WHY SHOULD I GIVE?
Participating in The BB&N Fund is one of the most meaningful ways to show support for BB&N, for two main reasons. First, every gift makes a difference. And second, all students benefit equally from The BB&N Fund. Even though giving capabilities vary, it’s symbolically vital in a small community like ours that all members give back and contribute what they can. Every gift, no matter the amount, helps to support our community of diverse, curious, and motivated students.

WHEN DO I DONATE?
BB&N’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Gifts made to The BB&N Fund go to work immediately in the current school year. Although we gratefully accept gifts at any time, contributing to The BB&N Fund early in the year gives the School more flexibility to respond to programming needs as they arise.