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      Annual Fund

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—alumnae/i, parents, grandparents, parents of alumnae/i, and friends – makes a difference in the life of each student and teacher on our campus. Gifts to the Annual Fund at all levels go directly to programs, curriculum, teacher salaries, classroom supplies and equipment, and much more. Beyond the very important philanthropic dollars The Bush School raises each year, each donor’s participation reflects the strength of our community and a shared commitment to our students.

At The Bush School, our parents participate in an abbreviated Annual Fund campaign. Each fall, we seek 100% parent participation over the course of several weeks by involving our full community in a fun participation challenge.

This year's campaign ran from October 5 through November 10, 2017.

    • Annual Fund Progress Chart
2017-2018 Annual Fund progress to date.
Goal: $1,000,000
Current: $1,084,526
Participation Goal: 100%
Current Parent Participation: 94%
Faculty Participation: 100% for the first time in Bush history!
Amount Raised Last Year: $973,739

Parent Participation Chart

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      11-21-2.AF Parent Participation

Division Challenges

List of 3 items.

  • Lower School Movie Morning

    If all grades in the Lower School that reaches 100% parent participation by November 10, everyone will be invited to a special Lower School Movie Morning at Majestic Bay Theatres on Saturday, December 2, to see the new Disney Pixar film Coco. The Movie Morning includes the movie, snacks and drinks for the students, and coffee and pastries for the parents. It is a special Bush event and the theatre will be open only to Bush families and friends. Big thank you to the Alhadeff family! 

    We achieved the Lower School challenge! Thank you for joining us at the movies to celebrate.
  • Middle School Extra Dance

    Last year, the Middle School reached 97% parent participation. If we reach 100% participation by November 10, it’s time to dance! All MS students will be invited to celebrate with an extra dance on Friday, March 9, in the Community Room. This event will be chaperoned by non-MS Faculty/Staff. 

    We achieved the Middle School challenge! Thank you for joining us on the dance floor to celebrate.
  • Upper School 90% Challenge

    Last year, the Upper School reached a record breaking 89% parent participation. This year, for each grade that reaches 90% participation by November 10, an anonymous donor will generously give an additional $2,500. That means we have the power to unlock an extra $10,000 to help fund college counseling, athletics, theater, teachers’ salaries, and so much more. We can do it – let’s make history and reach 90%!

    Ninth, Tenth, and Twelfth Grade 
    all reached 90% participation, which means that they unlocked an additional $7,500 to support our school!