Founders Day of Giving 2022

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68% of $150,000 goal
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Donors of $105 or more will receive a 2022 Founders Day of Giving t-shirt.
About

In 1889, a group of citizens in Franklin, Tennessee came together in support of the future of their town and with the goal of providing young people with the skills and tools necessary to move past the conflict of the Civil War.  Those skills and tools were to be an education taught at Battle Ground Academy.  

Today, Franklin and BGA look A LOT different than they did in 1889, but the importance and the value of a BGA education remain.  Just as the students in 1889 were dependent on the founders to provide the resources necessary to deliver a BGA education, the BGA Fund is our opportunity to make sure that today's students have what they need in order to benefit from our elevated educational experience.  

What do we mean by "elevated"?  

1. Elevate the craft and practice of teaching

2. Teach the whole child at a high level

3. Extend learning outside of the classroom

4. Develop student agency

Through support of the BGA Fund and participation in today's Founders Day of Giving, you have the chance to provide our teachers with meaningful and relevant professional development opportunities; ensure that we are teaching Character, Scholarship, and Excellence; extend teachable moments beyond the walls of a classroom; and teach students how to take an active role in their own educations.

Join alumni, family, friends and supporters across campus in supporting the university’s annual giving day and ensure that tomorrow’s leaders have the resources they need today.


Updates
BGA's new Upper School Academic Concentrations

Giving our Upper School students the opportunity to explore their passions and interests by diving a little deeper into the curriculum.  


59 days ago by Thomas Evans
One of a kind Wildcat Socks

Donors of $25 (up to $104) can get themselves these one of a kind, can't be bought in stores, not found on late-night infomercials Wildcat athletic socks.



59 days ago by Thomas Evans
"Good people working together towards a common goal."

Ask a BGA graduate or even a current student about what sets BGA apart and inevitably they will talk about their teachers.  Teachers who inspired them, who challenged them, and who cared about their students' progress and well-being.

Each year, the BGA Fund helps support the hiring and retention of our outstanding faculty and provides critical funds for professional development.  

Hear from some of our newest teachers and our most senior about what makes teaching at BGA so special for them.  


59 days ago by Thomas Evans
The 2022 edition of the Founders Day of Giving t-shirt

Donors of $105 (or more) during BGA's Founders Day of Giving will receive this year's Founders Day of Giving t-shirt.  This year's shirt is a light gray and is sure to be very popular on those Friday Spirit Days.  (Please note:  BGA's wordmark will be dark gray or black, not the blue seen in the photo.)




59 days ago by Thomas Evans
Lower Schoolers and the Coolest Things They've Found

In honor of Founders Day, hear from some of our own Lower Schoolers about things they've found.

59 days ago by Emily Urquhart
BGA's new Upper School Academic Concentrations

Giving our Upper School students the opportunity to explore their passions and interests by diving a little deeper into the curriculum.  

59 days ago by Casey Fish

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Alumni Donors by Class
Class YearsDonorsRaised ($)
19560$0
20080$0
19961$25
19911$700
19921$50
19780$0
19690$0
19760$0
20003$380
20191$50
19610$0
19480$0
19700$0
19951$105
19940$0
19510$0
19980$0
20142$50
19710$0
19650$0
19490$0
20183$155
19450$0
19460$0
19971$1,889
19470$0
20220$0
19500$0
19930$0
20070$0
19540$0
19640$0
19571$50
19600$0
20121$250
19850$0
19810$0
20211$105
19550$0
20032$500
19800$0
20010$0
19992$355
20102$50
19841$105
20063$180
19620$0
19873$235
19520$0
20052$500
19862$605
19905$865
19730$0
20151$105
19740$0
20201$105
20090$0
19680$0
19530$0
19630$0
20022$3,105
19750$0
19890$0
19590$0
19770$0
19580$0
20130$0
20171$1,000
19831$100
19720$0
19660$0
19881$105
19820$0
20160$0
20041$25
19792$135
19672$130
20111$25
Parent Donors by Class
GradesDonorsRaised ($)
20278$4,668
20316$6,414
203211$4,611
202613$19,941
202911$10,193
202811$1,825
202415$16,232
20349$9,093
20255$7,639
20237$29,397
20338$2,515
203510$1,695
203012$5,950
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