Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2020-2021

2021 Annual Report

Each year, we are so proud of the number of people who give their time, their financial support, and their talents to build an incredible community. Thank you to everyone for your contributions. We could not do this without you! 

Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this report. If we have omitted or misspelled your name, or if you have any name, address or family information changes, please contact the Bush Development Office at

We invite you to view secure lists of our contributors for the 2020-2021 school year.

2020-2021 Donor List

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2020-2021 Administration & Board of Trustees

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  • 2020-2021 Administration

    • Percy L. Abram Ph.D., Head of School
    • Robin Bentley, Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
    • Leslie David, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
    • Ethan Delavan, Director of Technology 
    • Polly Fredlund, Director of Communications and Enrollment Management
    • Sharon Hurt, Director of Development
    • Jo Ito, Athletic Director
    • Sally Maxwell, Ph.D., Acting Middle School Director
    • Aliya Virani, Lower School Director
    • Kimberlee Wiliams, Director of Intercultural Affairs
    • Ray Wilson, Upper School Director
  • 2020-2021 Board of Trustees

    • Steve Rosen ’84, President
    • Lisa Carroll, Vice President
    • Irene Fisher, Treasurer
    • Chris Chickadel ’93, Secretary
    • Emily Alhadeff ’94
    • Kevin Baker
    • Atul Bali
    • Steve Banks ‘94
    • Craige Blackmore
    • Steven Caplow
    • Sergio Chin-Ley
    • Amy Fernandes
    • Maggie Finch
    • Alden Garrett ’73
    • Salone Habibuddin
    • Allison Harr
    • Patricia Hearn
    • Kathy O’Kelley
    • Daniel Pak
    • Ian Sands
    • Jennifer Schorsch
    • Judi Yates

    • Mary 'Sis' Pease ’41* (deceased), Trustee Emerita 
    • Percy L. Abram, Ph.D., Head of School
    • Christina Brinker, Families Association President 

Fiscal Year Perfomance

This year with your support, The Bush School raised a total of $5,474,019 in philanthropic support. This included $1,897,962 in support of annual operations (through the Annual Fund and Celebrate Bush), $717,407 in support of the endowment, and $2,858,650 of gifts and pledges in support of the New Upper School Building and Education Master Plan.
Total operating revenue for the year was $27,954,730 and came from tuition and fees, philanthropic support, auxiliary income and investment return.
Total operating expenses for the year were $25,430,960 and included educational programs, compensation, financial aid, maintenance, technology, and fundraising.

The Bush Endowment

The endowment is an important part of the school’s overall fiscal year performance. Assistant Head for Finance and Operations Robin Bentley underscored this, sharing: “Endowments are considered a hallmark of financial sustainability.” Our donors’ commitment to the endowment supports the school’s vitality and solidifies their legacy with the school. The value of Bush’s endowment as of June 30, 2021 was $26,583,818. 

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Your Annual Fund Gifts in Action

The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 710 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

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