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Annual Report 2018-2019

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Letter from the President 
Karen Marcotte Solimano
Letter from the Head of School
Percy Abram, Ph.D.
Giving That Sparks...
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Action
  • Collaboration
  • The Gift of Education
  • Gifts in Action
  • Celebrate Bush
  • Celebrating the Class of 2019
  • Fiscal Year Performance

Letter from the President

Our family has been a part of the Bush community for over twenty years. We have watched our four sons grow up on the Bush campus, and our youngest son, Cole, is now in his senior year.

Over the years, we have placed our trust in the school and have experienced the beauty of this community. We have watched four very different children discover their authentic selves, each following a distinct path, always supported by caring teachers. Looking back, it is like a series of snapshots. The first day of Kindergarten. The adventures of Middle School. The independence and growing sense of purpose in Upper School. We have built life-long friendships with other Bush parents, cheering on each other’s children every step of the way.


Letter from the Head of School

Throughout the 2018–2019 school year,
I invited the Bush community to share the myriad ways that beauty appears in their lives. From a stirring poem, to a favorite hike, to a special friendship, the faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni found beauty all around us in simple acts, peaceful settings, and enduring relationships.
It is often the simple acts of kindness that we find most beautiful. It can be volunteering to support an event, chaperoning a field trip, ensuring that our school is accessible to a broader segment of the Seattle community, or giving meaningfully to support the Education Master Plan. Each of these acts helps to build a connected and sustainable school, and ensures that, generations from now, more students from throughout Seattle will be able to access the remarkable programs and exceptional teaching that current students enjoy.


Thank You to Our Donors

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2018-2019 Donor List

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In this Issue of Gratitude...

In this issue of Gratitude, we feature different ways that giving to The Bush School sparks our shared mission. From directed gifts to the Theater Department and Middle School Mandarin, to volunteering as an Athletics Booster, giving your time, talent, and resources to Bush allows us to spark compassion, creativity, curiosity, action, and collaboration in students.

Giving that sparks...

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Celebrate Bush

"At Celebrate Bush, we come together and raise our paddles to ensure that the best independent school education is affordable and accessible to talented students of all backgrounds, regardless of a family’s ability to pay tuition. The financial aid program is not supported by one or two people. It is a collective effort. The impact of giving year after year has made a difference in the lives of countless students and families.”

Polly Fredlund
Director of Enrollment Management and Communications

Celebrating the Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 graduated on
June 7, 2019 on a beautifully bright morning. Ray Wilson, Upper School Director, eloquently summarized the spirit of the day with this quote:

"I feel strongly about this class because I witnessed their brilliance throughout their time in Upper School. This group raised the awareness level of their peers and faculty in a manner that sparked the creation of student clubs, influenced curriculum, guided discussions on a Board level, and most importantly, served as a blueprint for future graduates to follow.”

Fiscal Year Performance

Overview 2018-2019

The Bush School raised a total of $1,686,845 in philanthropic giving during the year ending June 30, 2019. During this fiscal year, gifts and pledges to the Education Master Plan totaled $5,138,618 as reported in the audited financials.
Total revenue for the year was $31,249,190 and came from tuition and fees, philanthropic support (including the Education Master Plan), auxiliary programs, and investment income. Gifts to the Education Master Plan are temporarily restricted for the construction of the new US building.
Total expenses for the year were $24,821,766 and included compensation, financial aid, programs and materials, maintenance and utilities, and debt service.
The value of Bush's endowment as of June 30, 2018 was $20,724,641.
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