As we reflect on the past year and express our gratitude for all we accomplished as a learning community, individually and collectively, we acknowledge that we are living in a world that has changed.
Despite last year’s theme, Imagine, not many of us could have weaved the tale of today’s reality one year ago. What we could have anticipated, however, are all the ways that giving over the past year has continued to strengthen our school community and beyond.
At Bush, we started hearing from families in March offering help. They wanted to ensure other families in our school community were supported, truly living the mantra “we are in this together.” This message was further reinforced through the outpouring of support at Celebrate Bush where parents, grandparents, friends of friends, alumni, parents of alumni rallied in support of every family and every student. The success of the capital campaign, Connecting to Place, also demonstrated our school community’s interest in strengthening not just our school, but also our city, by making Bush more accessible to more families in our region. In addition, the New Upper School Building is being built responsibly and sustainably stewarding the land and our neighborhood.
From ensuring voters are registered, to making and donating PPE to frontline workers, to distributing food and water to people marching for social justice, every act of compassion and care strengthens us. In all the ways it can be defined and measured, philanthropy serves to foster and nurture community. Together, we are stronger. Thank you for all of the ways you have helped Bush fulfill its promise to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.