The Alma Mater Fund of The Campaign for Girls

177
Donors
159% of 111 Donor goal
$277,555
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This campaign ended on July 01, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Katherine Delmar Burke School by clicking here!
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Laurie Hanna Carrade photoLaurie Hanna Carrade matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorThe HEDCO Foundation matched $39,655
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
Sign up as an Advocate, share your personal link, and inspire one friend to give and you will receive a Burke's magnet. Click the "Advocates" tab to get started!

Generate 5 Gifts
Sign up as an Advocate, share your personal link, and inspire five friends to give and you will receive a special social media shout out on the Burke's Alumnae Facebook page. Click the "Advocates" tab to get started!

Generate 10 Gifts
Sign up as an Advocate, share your personal link, and inspire ten friends to give and you will receive a Burke's reusable insulated lunch tote. Click the "Advocates" tab to get started!

Generate 15 Gifts
Sign up as an Advocate, share your personal link, and inspire fifteen friends to give and you will receive an invitation to our March 2020 International Women's Day Assembly & Luncheon. Past guest speakers have included Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief of San Francisco Chronicle, in 2018, and Mayor London Breed in March 2019.

Donate $5
Special Young Alumnae Incentive for Classes of 2011-2018! Make a gift of $5 or more and receive a "Once a Burke’s Girl, Always a Burke’s Girl” pin.

Donate $50
Make a gift of $50 or more and receive special recognition at our 2019 Alumnae Reunion Weekend.

Donate $500
Make a gift of $500 or more and receive a hardcover copy of "All Hail with Joyous Voices: A Century at Burke's."
About

"Let courage be undaunted, have the will to persevere. We pray that we may strengthen our alma mater dear." - Katherine Delmar Burke School Song

Together, we can make this happen.

Many Voices. Many Hands. All Burke’s.

Your investment will benefit generations of Burke’s girls.

There are many fine schools — public and independent — in the United States, but Burke’s stands out as a place that uniquely combines academic rigor and joy. We are also privileged to live and learn in one of the world’s most fertile and innovative regions. From arts and culture to technology, from the multicultural richness of San Francisco to the wildly imaginative “problem/solution” orientation of Silicon Valley —Burke’s girls benefit from our location and an infectious willingness to try new things. It is our responsibility to meet them where they are and to prepare them for a future that will be challenging and unpredictable. 

As you know as alumnae, students at Burke’s have long benefited from the generosity of the generations that came before them. Now it is your turn to look ahead and create a school that is transformative for current and future generations of Burke’s girls.

The best institutions refuse to stand still. With your support, our great school will become the model institution for K-8 girls’ education in this country. As our campaign name suggests, we embark on this great adventure together.

With the campaign striving to raise the last million of its $20-million goal, The Alma Mater Fund of The Campaign for Girls, with its $500,000 goal, gives alumnae the opportunity to strengthen Burke's — and its future — in a meaningful way. This month-long initiative is one component of our overall efforts to fulfill the goals of The Alma Mater Fund, including its primary aim to engage as many alumnae as possible, each at a level meaningful to her. 

Help us reach our goal of 111 donors by May 31 to celebrate Burke's 111th year!


Updates
Happy Pansy Day 2019!

We’ve been so inspired by your alumnae and parent of alumnae support of The Alma Mater Fund for The Campaign for Girls. To all of you who have already made a gift, thank you. We’re so grateful that you continue to engage with your school in this deep and profound way. 


If you haven’t yet made a gift, the HEDCO Foundation’s dollar-for-dollar matching gift opportunity is only available until midnight tonight. Burke’s can still receive more than $16,000 in matching funds, so your gift to this campaign will have DOUBLE the impact. Celebrate the last day of school with a donation and a commitment to helping us educate, encourage and empower our 400 Burke's girls.
 

If you want to pledge a gift that you’ll pay via check or donor-advised fund, or through installments over four years, your entire pledge can count towards this match! Please email Diana Kaw, Associate Director of Advancement, or call her at 415.751.0187, ext 231. 


Whether you made a gift to this campaign on May 1 or will make one today, we hope that you might also take a minute right now to email a Burke’s friend or post an Instagram or Facebook post about supporting The Alma Mater Fund. You might be the inspiration that another Burke’s girl needs in our final hours! 


Together, we can make this happen. #BurkesGivesBack

499 days ago by Diana Kaw
Wow. You Made It Happen!

WOW.


When we sent out the May 30 call for just 7 more donors to The Alma Mater Fund, you all came running. We received more than 30 donations in just SIX hours. THANK YOU!


And you didn’t stop there. We rocketed past our goal of 111 donors by May 31, and we’ve received 145 contributions to date!


As we announced at our Alumnae Luncheon on May 31, the HEDCO Foundation has agreed to extend their matching gift opportunity. They’re still matching all alumnae and parent of alumnae donations to The Alma Mater Fund, dollar-for-dollar until Pansy Day 2019, which is June 12. This means we can still generate almost $24,000 more in matching dollars, and your gift can still have TWICE the impact!


Cheers and thanks to the Classes of '96 and '97 who are once again tied for first place in participation, with ’94 and ’87 not far behind. We can’t wait to see who finishes in the lead!


Show our current Burke’s girls how much you believe in their future by helping us close out this match by their Pansy Day celebration on June 12! Make your gift at www.givecampus.com/j313u9.


Together, we can make this happen. #BurkesGivesBack

505 days ago by Diana Kaw
Another $40,000 Matching Gift!

We're more than halfway through May, and we have an exciting new challenge: through the end of the month, The HEDCO Foundation will match alumnae and parent of alumnae donations to The Alma Mater Fund for The Campaign for Girls dollar-for-dollar, up to $40,000. Your campaign support can go TWICE as far!


After you've made a gift, consider sharing The Alma Mater Fund and this match on social media, or emailing your fellow alumnae the link. A message from you might motivate more Burke's girls to give back to Burke's too. Right now the Class of 1996 is leading the pack in participation, but will it stay that way all month?


We're nearly 90% of the way towards our goal of 111 donors by May 31, and now every dollar and donor count! Then, celebrate the end of this exciting initiative with us at the 2019 Alumnae Reunion Weekend! Tickets for the Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 31, and the Reunion & Campus Center Reveal on Saturday, June 1, are available here
 
Together, we can make this happen.

521 days ago by Diana Kaw
You've Generated $25,500 In Matching Gifts Today!

We did it! With your help, today we successfully fulfilled TWO kick-off matches for The Alma Mater Fund for The Campaign for Girls, generating a total of $25,500 in matching gifts. THANK YOU!


We need 27 more donors by May 31 to achieve our goal of 111 donors to celebrate 111 wonderful years of Burke's, so we hope that in the coming days, you'll email former classmates and inspire them to give with you, or perhaps post an encouraging "join me!" message on social media! 


Then! Invite your best Burke's girls and join us at our Alumnae Luncheon on May 31 to celebrate the end of this exciting initiative and catch up with old friends as our Reunion Weekend starts! To register now, visit https://kdbs.myschoolapp.com/page/event-detail…


Thank you for your support, and we can't wait to see you on May 31! #BurkesGivesBack

532 days ago by Diana Kaw
Our $25,000 Kick Off Match Has Been Extended!

Our generous matching gift from Alumnae Board President Laurie Hanna Carrade '92 has been extended until this Friday, May 10. Hear directly from Laurie about why you should join her in supporting The Campaign for Girls and help us all celebrate 111 years of Burke's!

536 days ago by Diana Kaw
Our Social Media Toolkit Let Your Friends Know That You Give Back To Burke's!

Once you've made your gift, let your classmates know!


Here is the link to our social media toolkit! It includes images for you to post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to let your classmates know you supported the challenge, as well as images for you to upload as your own Profile or Cover Photo, for your preferred social media platform—or maybe for all of them! 


Here are just a few of those items, if you'd rather just right-click and save your favorite to use!


Your new Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter profile picture: 


One option to save and post to the social media platform of your choice! 


Another option for you to share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

And there are more in our toolkit! Thank you so much for sharing on your social media accounts and inspiring friends, helping us reach our goal of 111 donors this month, to celebrate 111 years of Burke's!

542 days ago by Diana Kaw

Donor Maps
Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
199613$4,310
199710$302
19947$101,700
20036$1,410
19876$403
19936$1,425
20096$1,425
19695$2,735
19595$1,200
19895$778
19924$650
19664$850
20014$330
19854$850
1977e4$10,600
19904$500
1975e4$5,100
19983$650
19833$2,525
19863$500
19993$650
19913$1,300
19713$1,650
19883$130
1978e3$15,065
19823$5,550
19582$150
20062$70
20112$105
20002$150
20182$525
20172$175
20052$118
19672$350
19551$1,000
19541$100
20081$50
19431$100
19601$100
20151$150
19791$250
19841$30,000
19481$500
19621$50
19721$35
19681$50
19561$50
20101$5
20021$500
19811$20
20041$25
19781$300
19951$500
19641$100
19571$100
19611$100
20121$10
20161$10
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