The opportunity before us.
One Brearley is the touchstone for our ambitious fundraising campaign to build an expanded and more cohesive Brearley.

Together, we will
1. Advance our legacy of academic excellence while purposefully teaching healthy achievement
2. Ensure access to the most capable students from across the region
3. Ensure our teachers have the room and the resources to reconcile our time-tested models with path-breaking innovation.


Campaign Goal
$100 million

Raised to date (5/2019)
$85 million

6 years

Official Launch
Fall 2017

With new curricular and programmatic initiatives in progress and the School’s extraordinary educational program to support each year, Brearley relies on sustained gifts for general operations and welcomes endowed funds for core needs. In addition, with construction underway on the new building at 590 East 83rd Street and significant renovations planned for our beloved schoolhouse at 610 East 83rd Street, Brearley seeks generous support to fund these critical capital projects.

As a comprehensive campaign, all gifts for all purposes count toward the total amount raised in this community-wide effort.

Leadership pledges are typically paid over a four to five year period, and naming opportunities are available for significant gifts. Please contact Development & Alumnae Relations to discuss a multi-year pledge or to learn more.

Our goals are based on "Opening Doors," our Strategic Vision which was adopted by the Board of Trustees in October 2014, and which describes our aspirations and provides a roadmap for the future.

We encourage all of Brearley's generous champions to make the School a philanthropic priority.
Opportunities for

Our most pressing priority is to secure the philanthropic gifts required to build the schoolhouse at 590 East 83rd Street that will open in September 2019. We are making good progress on both fundraising and construction and invite you to view renderings and a time-lapse video at Future plans include significant renovations to the 610 schoolhouse.

Gifts to Facilities Projects are vital to Brearley’s success in meeting the School’s longstanding need for added and reimagined educational space. Campaign volunteers and members of the Development & Alumnae Relations team are ready to speak with you about how you might participate. Together, we can meaningfully expand our facilities to match the power and enhance the well-being of our students and teachers.

Gifts made through the Brearley Annual Fund support the day-to-day operations of the School, from teacher salaries and financial aid, to field trips and text books. The Annual Fund provides more than 10% of each year’s operating budget. Parent and alumnae volunteers contact their peers each year to ask for and encourage Annual Fund gifts. The Annual Fund closes on June 30, and Brearley is grateful to the 99% of parents and 43% of alumnae who give generously each year.

The Brearley Parents’ Association organizes an annual Benefit to celebrate our community and to raise funds for the School. Contributions in excess of event costs support a specific operational need. PA volunteers seek leadership underwriting gifts and sell tickets. Discounted tickets for current families receiving financial assistance enable all to attend if they would like.

Each fall, Class XII students select a priority funding need and collaborate to give back to their school. Student co-chairs ask their peers to make their own gifts, and parent volunteers rally fellow Class XII parents to honor their children’s achievements with their philanthropic support, in lieu of an Annual Fund gift. We are grateful for strong participation from Class XII students and their families.

Generations of alumnae, parents and friends have strengthened Brearley’s legacy with endowment gifts. Endowed funds are invested for the long term and provide income that supports core needs as well as specific educational programs. Gifts through bequests, trusts or retirement plans are often directed to the endowment. The Samuel Brearley Society recognizes people who have included Brearley in their estate plans.

The Brearley School
610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028