Welcome to the BDS Giving Day page, a fundraising day supporting the annual fund!
On Tuesday, December 13 for 24 hours, we ask current families, alumni, parents of alumni, trustees, faculty, grandparents, and friends to help sustain our mission to inspire and challenge every student. Belmont Day is a bold, remarkable, inspiring community of learners and leaders. Every day we come together to guide the social, academic, and artistic lives of our students, grounded in the six values of excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy. Belmont Day has grown and continues to grow to meet the needs of our student body and a dedicated faculty and staff.
Every gift – no matter its size – will be a joyful shout-out to:
Join in and celebrate the strength of our community by participating on BDS Giving Day! Your gift will allow us to reach the excellence we strive for every day and support every student and faculty. Our goal is to receive 200 gifts in 24 hours, and we need your help to make it. There will be challenges, surprises, and prizes to inspire you throughout the day.
Any grade that surpasses 75% class participation will win a class party prize basket with fun gifts for all.
Anonymous parents of alumni from the Classes of 2020 and 2017 will donate $50 for any gift from BDS young alumni from these classes: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 2010, 2009 and 2008.
An anonymous donor will contribute $5,000 if 50 current families, who have already donated to the Belmont Day Annual Fund, make a second gift - of any amount - for BDS Giving Day.
Young alums (Class of 2008 - 2021) who donate $20.23 or more will receive a BDS beanie and be entered in a drawing for a $250 VISA gift card.
Along with supporting the annual fund, the alumni class with the highest participation will receive a special gift for the winter season!
Keep checking back for ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES!
You can support BDS Giving Day with online payments, by check, and by check mailed to Belmont Day. Increase the impact of your gift with one of the challenges below!
Since 1927, our community—faculty, trustees, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and special friends—has generously supported Belmont Day School and the education it provides for every student. Our students are encouraged to have intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contributions with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy. Throughout our history, Belmont Day has had a strong culture of giving to ensure that it can continue to deliver an education that inspires and challenges our students.
The Belmont Day Annual Fund consists of unrestricted gifts given every academic year by the entire school community to help meet needs in the yearly operating budget. The largest item supported is faculty and staff salaries and benefits including professional development. In addition, the annual fund provides funds for other needs such as new technology, financial aid, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and new curricula.
The tuition of an independent school rarely covers the actual cost of the education for each student. This is true on Belmont Day. On average, the annual cost of a Belmont Day School education is $5,000 above the cost of tuition. Schools strive to keep tuition within reach of most families and work to find other sources of income. The gap is filled in large part through generous donations from our community members—parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, foundations, and friends.
The annual fund ensures that educational programs and thoughtful investments in faculty and facilities are maintained and strengthened for future years. The school relies on gifts of all sizes to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the cost of a Belmont Day education. Your gift has a direct impact on our school and our students. We are grateful for your support and commitment to Belmont Day!