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Giving to Brearley

Supporting Girls of Adventurous Intellect

Brearley is a singular place built upon an abiding respect for girls and their potential as learners, thinkers and leaders. We believe in girls’ education, and together, we will ensure that our students learn and grow in a school that prepares them for principled engagement in the world.

Brearley students and their teachers dig deep, read closely, analyze, collaborate and spur each other forward. Brearley girls develop a remarkable agency and well-founded layer of conviction and trust in themselves and their abilities. The result is a lifelong capacity to surpass limits and to lead lives that contribute to the greater good.

To steward this rare and precious place where we celebrate and cultivate the power of girls' intellect is an opportunity like none other. Together, we will ensure that Brearley persists and progresses. We welcome your participation and invite gifts to general operating funds or directed to specific purposes, as outlined below.

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Annual Funds

Brearley Fund Unrestricted

Fueling all aspects of the educational program, your gifts will have a direct and immediate impact on purposeful teaching and expansive learning for today’s Brearley girls.

Unrestricted gifts allow the school to maintain and enhance the caliber of the academic program by supporting the general operating budget, faculty and staff salaries and benefits, library books, healthy lunches, athletic equipment, art supplies and all aspects of life at Brearley. 

Together, we are stewards for today’s and tomorrow’s Brearley girls.

United Fund Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives

Embracing Brearley’s school song lyrics “By truth and toil united" and committed to building a more equitable school community, the United Fund empowers expanded programming in this priority area. Brearley is taking an all-encompassing approach to this work, with the goal of initiating meaningful and lasting change. 

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive school where all Brearley students feel a sense of belonging.

Opening Doors Fund Scholarships

Ensuring that talented students from families of lower, middle and upper-middle incomes can access a Brearley education, your gifts provide tuition assistance for families with demonstrated need.

Starting with a comprehensive tuition model that covers all essential school programs, Brearley offers robust financial aid, ranging from partial to full grants that include funding for additional school-related expenses, as needed.

The generosity of annual donors and those who have endowed scholarships allows Brearley to enroll an economically diverse student body, Classes K-XII.

Adventurous Intellect Fund Faculty Support

Providing for the dedicated architects of the school’s educational program, your gifts benefit curricular development, departmental review, professional growth and faculty salaries.

To advance the curriculum and enhance culturally competent pedagogy, we are furthering learning opportunities for our faculty by providing them with the resources and skills needed to grow as scholars, artists and educators. 

The school’s dedicated faculty cultivates the passionate exchange of ideas that is a hallmark of a Brearley classroom.

Brearley Benefit

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 Brearley Parents’ Association Benefit—what a special evening!

Check back here for updates on the 2025 Benefit. More information coming soon!

Other Giving Opportunities

Class of 2024 Sustainability Fund

Each year, the Brearley XIIs and their families select a fund purpose that is especially meaningful to the class and supports the core mission of the school. The Class of 2024 Sustainability Fund is an endowed fund to provide support for curricular programming related to sustainability, which is a core element of Brearley’s revised strategic vision. Funds may be used flexibly each year to support students and faculty in endeavors that further Brearley’s commitment to pursuing best practices for our environment and planet, particularly as they relate to our consumption of resources. Examples may include development of curricular and co-curricular initiatives for sustainability units in K-XII, a stipend for sustainability coordinator(s) and grants for students to participate in opportunities such as research or travel related to sustainability. 

Endowment and Planned Giving

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. To learn more about how to make a planned gift or bequest to Brearley, or to inform us of a legacy in your own estate, please contact Development at or (212) 570-8625.

610 Renovation Fund

Brearley aims to reorganize and renovate 610, while upgrading the essential systems of the 1929-constructed building. Renovations will occur one project at a time, during the summers. The costs will be supported through new gifts to the school, and the timing of each project will be contingent upon fundraising. Renovation projects include:

Visual Arts Studios, 12th floor
Relocation from 7th floor, creating additional space, brand-new digital photography lab.

Cafeteria and Lobby, 1st floor
Expansion and relocation of cafeteria from lower level, restoration of lobby.

Infrastructure Upgrades
Internal systems—climate control, plumbing, electrical. Plans will incorporate environmentally sustainable designs.

How to Give

Donate Online or by Mail

Venmo: @Brearley_af

By Mail: send a check to The Brearley School, Attn: Development, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028

By Phone: please call our Annual Fund Director at (212) 570-8625

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We gratefully receive gifts of stock.

The procedure for making a gift of stock is available here.

Matching Gifts

If your employer has a matching gift program, please forward the appropriate link or form to:

Development Assistant
(212) 570-8625
610 East 83rd St., New York, NY 10028

Wire Transfers

Bank and account information:

270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
For ACH and Wire Transfers: routing or ABA # 321081669 
Account # 80001492546
Name on account: The Brearley School Gifts Account 
SWIFT code (for international wire transfers): CHASUS33

For more information, please contact:

Database Manager
(212) 570-8625

Planned Gifts

We gratefully receive bequests and retirement fund assets as well as other planned gifts. For more information, please contact:

Associate Director of Development
(212) 570-8625


A gift-in-kind is a donation of tangible personal property other than securities.

Please email Development & Alumnae Relations for more information.

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(212) 570-8625

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