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The Bush School Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a collaborative endeavor that fuels the mission of The Bush School. Every year, the collective generosity of our entire community—alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends—makes a difference in the life of each student and teacher. All gifts to the Bush Annual Fund support the school’s annual operating budget. The areas of impact this year include:

  • Support the needs of students and families changed by COVID-19;
  • Commit to a financial aid budget of $4.5M for tuition and additional school related expenses, benefitting 162 Bush students;
  • Strengthen the K-12 social emotional learning curriculum;
  • Build programs with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • Prioritize the health and safety of our community.

For more information about the Annual Fund contact:
Associate Director of Development Libby Singer at libby.singer@bush.edu or 206-326-7777
Annual Giving Manager Emma Dubery at emma.dubery@bush.edu or 206-838-8821
Annual Fund Family Campaign Co-Chair 2021-2022 Julie Freise, Eva '26, Kate '29, Blake '31
Annual Fund Family Campaign Co-Chair 2021-2022 Geneva Williams, Hathaway '30, Thatcher '32, Gus '34
Contact information for your 2021-22 Class Leads here! 

Make a Gift

Last updated: 12/3/2021, 442 Bush families, 81%. 

Visual Participation: We believe that philanthropy builds and strengthens our community. This image is a visual representation of how every gift builds and strengthens the Bush community. Throughout our Annual Fund Family Campaign, the daisy petals will be filled in with the name of each family who has contributed with a gift or pledge and the "annual fund" thermometer will fill with color, bringing our community of support to life. This image will be shared in emails throughout the coming weeks until we close the Annual Fund Family Campaign on November 12. We hope you enjoy watching it grow! To view the full image, zoom via the PDF controls above. 

Annual Fund Giving Levels
Helen Taylor Bush $50,000+
Gracemont $25,000-$49,999
Parkside $10,000-$24,999
Phoenix $5,000-$9,999
Team 1924 $2,500-$4,999
Tykoe $1,000-$2,499
Blazer Up to $999


The daisy chain illustrated in the Annual Fund design is inspired by a graduation tradition dating back to the beginnings of The Bush School. Juniors weave daisy stems into a garland that they carry out to the graduation ceremony as a gift to the seniors on their final day at Bush. The chain symbolizes a collective gift, links students to the alumni community, and honors a culminating moment of working toward a shared goal.