The Branson Centennial Scholar Challenge

$336,653
Donated
336% of $100,000 goal
580
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This campaign ended on March 03, 2021, but you can still make a gift to The Branson School by clicking here!
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Erica Jordan photomikejosepy matched $50

Alexandra Stallone photoAllie Stallone matched $40

Alissa Kempton photoAlissa Kempton matched $100

Olivia Jovais photoOlivia Jovais matched $100

Erin Rinker photoErin Rinker matched $100

Alexis Lynch photoAlexis Lynch matched $150

Jessica Weiss Levin photoJessica Weiss Levin matched $200

An Anonymous DonorDayna (Mullins) Desmond matched $95

An Anonymous DonorKristina Best matched $200

An Anonymous DonorMichael Skaff matched $250

An Anonymous DonorChris Dale matched $250

Rachel Feibusch photoRachel Feibusch matched $250

Sven Michael Beer photoSven Beer matched $500

An Anonymous DonorCharles Hoeveler matched $500

Joe Gibson photoJoseph M Gibson matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJosh Greene matched $750

Morgan Livermore photoMorgan Livermore matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRoya Malekian matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorStephanie Simborg Breitbard matched $1,000


An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna from the 1970s matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna from the 1970s matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous alumna matched $5,000
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Morgan Livermore photoMorgan Livermore gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Buie Family gave $100,000
About

Donations up to $100,000 received in the next 48 hours will be matched dollar for dollar!

Every student at the school brings something unique and special to our community, and Branson is made richer by the presence of the extraordinary young people who inspire and challenge us every day. And yet, each year, we face the challenge of meeting the financial needs of the many talented students who deserve a spot at Branson.

We have arrived at a moment in our school's history in which we have the opportunity to transform the lives of future Branson students and the future of our ever-complicated, increasingly precarious world. That moment is now.

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of this year's Centennial Scholar Challenge β€“ an unprecedented $100,000 matching gift challenge from the Buie family – Former Board Chair Jim, Mary, Courtney '07, and Andrew '13 – to raise additional financial aid funds and immediately benefit the students of next year's incoming freshman class.

Let's transform access together.



Updates
$300,000 - this is incredible! Thank you!

Thank you Branson alumni community. We are astounded and grateful to each and everyone one of you!

And guess what? It's not too late to be part of this joyous endeavor to increase access to a Branson education for the Class of 2025 - we don't close until midnight! 

Together, we can offer even more support for students in the Class of 2025 – incredible and qualified students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend Branson.

324 days ago by Rebecca Houser
Centennial Scholar Challenge – WE DID IT

Today, we are SO proud to be Bulls. Yesterday, on Day 1 of our two-day Centennial Scholar Challenge, we knocked this one out of the park and surpassed our $100,000 goal. 

And THEN, after we received a surprise challenge from the Buie family – 100 more donors in 24 hours to unlock $50,000 more towards financial aid – you surpassed THAT goal.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. 

Over 475 Branson alums have come together in support and celebration of supporting the next generation of Branson Bulls – that's more alumni community donors than ever beforeThe generous spirit of the Branson family shines on.

Enjoy our final message of today from Alumni Council President Sven Beer '11 on what a Branson education meant to him and why he's excited about the Centennial Scholar Challenge. Watch the video.

324 days ago by Rebecca Houser
The Mix in the Seats – What Makes Branson Special

It's Day 2 of the Centennial Scholar Challenge and we are so excited about the opportunity presented in a new challenge yesterday. As of last night, when 100 more alumni give to the Centennial Scholar Challenge in the next 15 hours, the Buie family will give an additional $50,000 in support of financial aid for the Class of 2025.

 

This morning, we share a message from Kate Moore, Former English Department Chair, Trustee, and parent, about how a robust financial assistance program brings remarkable students to the Branson classroom. Watch the video.

324 days ago by Rebecca Houser
Branson Alumni – We Just Got BIG News

Branson alumni – you inspire. 

In just 24 hours, we successfully unlocked the $100,000 matching challenge from the Buie family. As of this writing, our current total is $220,457.

But it doesn't stop there. 

Inspired by the amazing support of the Branson alumni community today, the Buie family just brought forward another challenge. This challenge is not about how much money we can raise – it's about participation.  

When 100 more alumni give to the Centennial Scholar Challenge in the next 24 hours, the Buie family will give an additional $50,000 in support of financial aid for the Class of 2025.

With this challenge, we can reach the highest number of alumni donors on record. Your gift of any size matters. It's about coming together and showing our love and support for Branson – let's go all in. 

Watch Nathalio Gray, Director of Admissions as he shares what this will mean for the Class of 2025.

324 days ago by Rebecca Houser
We Hit Our Goal....THANK YOU...and there is more!

Stay tuned. We have more news. We are just wrapping our heads around it but promise more details before 8:30 pm. Thank you dear alumni friends and you will hear from us shortly. This day has been incredible!

325 days ago by Rebecca Houser
The Exponential Effect of a Branson Education

How can a seemingly small action make a big difference? Nghiem Bui ' 07 shares his Branson experience and shows us the power of exponential growth to create huge positive change in the world.  Watch the video.

325 days ago by Rebecca Houser
It's Go Time: Bring New Students into Branson's Class of 2025!

A video message from Chris Mazzola

Today is the day. Now is the MOMENT! With your support, we can raise funds to offer Class of 2025 admission to two or more students in need of financial assistance – talented students who otherwise would not be able to join the Branson community. 


Today and tomorrow, join your classmates in the Centennial Scholar Challenge and help us raise financial support for at least two students to join the Class of 2025. For these next 48 hours, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar when Branson alumni raise $100,000, thanks to a generous matching challenge from the Buie family. 

325 days ago by Rebecca Houser

Double Your Impact!The Double Your Impact! reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Faculty/Staff, Grandparents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20149$11,175
200720$9,955
199311$8,360
199541$7,258
200014$6,927
198917$6,250
199218$6,060
198214$5,425
199741$5,086
202014$4,675
199618$3,514
198713$3,452
199910$3,450
19888$3,270
199114$2,960
200914$2,830
201144$2,827
198111$2,541
199810$2,482
19858$2,385
19642$2,050
201010$1,995
20038$1,988
20046$1,700
199411$1,683
19847$1,675
19906$1,475
197910$1,444
200611$1,432
20013$1,320
200211$1,247
20059$1,079
20186$990
201316$972
20126$925
19833$833
20089$762
19863$600
20196$585
19763$582
19784$500
20158$485
20164$196
19731$100
20171$100
19801$100
19621$25
19751$25
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The Buie Family
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Rebecca Houser  photo
matched a total of $1,000
generated 95 clicks and 31 gifts, totaling $7,600
Alexis Lynch photo
matched a total of $150
generated 88 clicks and 38 gifts, totaling $6,613
Morgan Livermore photo
matched a total of $1,000
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
generated 131 clicks and 43 gifts, totaling $3,422
A generous alumna photo
A generous alumna
matched a total of $5,000
A generous alumna photo
A generous alumna
matched a total of $5,000
A generous alumna from the 1970s photo
A generous alumna from the 1970s
matched a total of $5,000
A generous alumna photo
A generous alumna
matched a total of $5,000
A generous alumna from the 1970s photo
A generous alumna from the 1970s
matched a total of $5,000
A generous alumna photo
A generous alumna
matched a total of $5,000

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