Burke Together: A Community Day of Giving

224
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224% of 100 Donor goal
$91,574
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An Anonymous DonorSharon and Jeff Davis gave $500

Jonica Vidrine Gibson photoJonica Gibson gave $500

An Anonymous DonorSiobhan Roth and Joe Fiorill gave $500 because 5 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorAndrew & Patricia Kolar GP'22 gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorSusannah Baruch and Seth Green gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorWendy and Milo Cividanes gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorGretchen Lamberg and Michael Gruber gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDavid Shapiro and Scott Kenison gave $2,000

An Anonymous DonorSharon and Jeff Davis gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorKira Swencki & Mike Mihalke P'22 gave $15,000
Incentives
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GIVE TODAY, and you'll have an opportunity to select from a list of Burke Faculty Celebrities to send you a personalized video greeting (think Cameo or NPR's Carl Kassel on your answering machine)! Just remember to select this incentive option when you make your gift.

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Burke Science Teacher Amy Cataldo is whipping up three batches of her famous "hot chocolate bar in a box." We're launching this incentive for the next three donors! If you'd like to claim one of these boxes of goodies to enjoy, give now and make sure to select this incentive at check-out! These will go fast!

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Spanish Teacher Mónica Vallin is offering a tasty incentive! One lucky donor can claim a special homemade baked good delivery. Choose from: two loaves of sourdough bread, two loaves of chocolate babka, one key lime pie, or a box of cookies - if you're the "winner," it's up to you! Just be the first donor to redeem this incentive when you make your gift. Hurry, this won't last long! Yum!
About


We don't have to tell you that the first half of this school year has been like no other! We've all had to adjust to very different versions of the "new normal." But we find comfort in knowing that we are tackling this TOGETHER, as a community. We are proud of all the members of our Burke family who continue to approach this year with strength, purpose, and care, and to seek joy and laughter in every challenging moment. Whether we are near or far, we know things are better when we're TOGETHER.

This month, as we reflect back on 2020, the moments that stick out at us are moments of glee as we spent time outside with our Burke friends 6 ft apart, laughter as we learned and gathered together on Zoom, and overwhelming gratitude for the kindness and gratitude shown by our families, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

As we prepare for 2021, we are asking our Burke family to join TOGETHER in supporting the school, our phenomenal students, and our dedicated faculty and staff with a gift to the Annual Fund. Here's why your gift this year is more important than ever: 

  • Our school needs to be nimble and able to respond quickly to the evolving needs of our students, teachers, programs, and operations as the climate around us continues to change. Your gift to the Annual Fund provides us with the flexibility to do that, keeping our community safe, whole, and happy as we face new challenges.
  • So far this year, gifts to the Annual Fund have provided additional financial aid to our families, advanced technology and faculty professional development to elevate our virtual and HyFlex learning, and physical preparations for the return to campus. These dollars are critical.

Make a one-time gift today, or consider pledging your support with a monthly contribution to provide sustained support to Burke.


What else can I do to help?

Spread the word! Ask your Burke classmates, peers, and friends to join you in standing TOGETHER in supporting the school, our phenomenal students, and our dedicated faculty and staff. Click here to learn more and get started.

    • ✔️Sign up to be an advocate by clicking the "Advocates" tab above.
    • 🤝Offer a Match (or Challenge): Leverage your gift and encourage others to give via a match or challenge. Consider restricting your match or challenge by your class year, affiliation, an area of support, or to a list of your friends (by email address) to raise the stakes 
    • 💌 Share, Share, Share: The built-in sharing buttons on the campaign page generate a link that is unique to you. If (and only if!) you share while you're logged in, we can track it and celebrate your impact! Share via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Text Message, Email, Phone Call, Carrier Pigeon… The sky’s the limit!

Updates
Thank you for standing TOGETHER with Burke!

308 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Another tasty incentive for one donor. Act now!

Spanish Teacher Mónica Vallin is offering a tasty incentive! One lucky donor can claim a special homemade baked good delivery. Choose from: two loaves of sourdough bread, two loaves of chocolate babka, one key lime pie, or a box of cookies - if you're the "winner," it's up to you! Just be the first donor to redeem this incentive when you make your gift. Hurry, this won't last long! Yum!
308 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Much to celebrate, but it's not over yet!

What a Day to Celebrate!
Earlier today, we reached our original 100 donor goal, securing a generous $15,000 challenge grant from Kira Swencki and Mike Mihalke P'22. Now, we are delighted to officially report that TOGETHER we have reached our second milestone goal of the day, exceeding 150 total donors and securing an additional generous challenge grant from Board President Sharon Davis and Jeff Davis P'19!
 
It's Not Over Yet!
We are so very grateful to all those who have already stepped up today to make a gift to the Annual Fund during Burke's Day of Giving. If you've not yet had an opportunity to do so, there's still plenty of time, and we need your participation to meet several exciting challenges from members of our community!

(Enjoy a delightful pre-Winter Break video from the Drama Club – and participate in the Day of Giving while you're here!)

308 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
You Won't Want To Miss This! Special Incentive From Science Teacher Amy Cataldo!

Burke Science Teacher Amy Cataldo is whipping up three batches of her famous "hot chocolate bar in a box." We're launching this incentive for the next THREE donors! If you'd like to claim one of these boxes of goodies to enjoy, give now and make sure to select this incentive at check-out! These will go fast!

308 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Exciting News!

309 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
We've Reached 100 Donors! What Next?!

309 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
He's still reading...!

Thanks to all those who have generously donated to Burke's Annual Fund on this special day! We're so close to our 100 donor goal - but we're not quite there... so Damian will continue to read!

309 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Give Now to Snag a Burke Faculty Celebrity Cameo!

To let us know you'd like to redeem this, make sure to select this option when you make your online gift!

309 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Today at Burke...

Our building is closed due to snowy weather, but Damian can't be stopped! Damian has pledged to read the complete works of Edmund Burke aloud, uninterrupted, until we meet our 100 donor challenge together as a community! 

309 days ago by Kate Maskarinec
Don't miss the opportunity to multiply the impact of your gift!

310 days ago by Kate Maskarinec

Thank you to those who have generously supported Burke Together!The Thank you to those who have generously supported Burke Together! reflects giving from Current Parents, Alumni, Past Parents
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19871$1001.0
198813$2,10113.0
19901$1,0001.0
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20052$502.0
20063$753.0
20071$3001.0
20081$501.0
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202120$5,85020.0
202223$14,21123.0
202315$3,82515.0
202425$11,79025.0
202517$5,47317.0
20269$1,1309.0
20278$3,6708.0
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