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Frequently Asked Questions About The Fund for Bryn Mawr

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What is The Fund for Bryn Mawr?

    The Fund for Bryn Mawr is the School’s annual giving campaign. The school strives to minimize tuition, which covers the basic costs for operating a successful school. Each year, all members of our community (parents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumnae, grandparents, and friends) are asked to make a tax-deductible gift to Bryn Mawr. It is difficult to imagine what The Bryn Mawr School would look like without the generous financial contributions that have been made throughout the years. Contributions to The Fund for Bryn Mawr directly benefit our students and faculty while enhancing the school’s programs. For example, your investment in the impacts our students by providing uniforms for athletes, easels for the art program, books for the classrooms, and technology tools and consumable supplies for the Innovation Lab and Makerspaces.
  • Q: Why doesn’t Bryn Mawr simply raise tuition?

    We strongly believe that Bryn Mawr is enhanced by attracting exceptional students and by engaging students who represent diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups in our community. Keeping the cost of tuition as affordable as possible ensures a Bryn Mawr education is within reach of more families. Additionally, donations to The Fund for Bryn Mawr are tax-deductible, while tuition is not.
  • Q: Why is my participation important?

    While we rely on the generosity of leadership gifts, please know that every gift is needed and important. We truly value participation in The Fund for Bryn Mawr. At any level, participation demonstrates your commitment to The Bryn Mawr School. Your contribution generates enthusiasm and encourages others to join you in celebrating and supporting Bryn Mawr girls and their teachers.

    Additionally, foundations and corporations view fundraising participation as a key benchmark of institutional strength. Before these organizations will consider donating their dollars to The Bryn Mawr School, they want to know that the community believes in and supports the school’s mission.
  • Q: Can I designate my gift for a specific purpose?

    Yes! We encourage you to direct your gift to a program that is meaningful to you. Whether you’re passionate about financial aid, arts, athletics, or something in between, you can match your philanthropic priority to an area of interest within The Fund for Bryn Mawr that accomplishes your objectives. For more information about the umbrellas under The Fund for Bryn Mawr, please click here.
  • Q: How can I make a gift?

    You can support Bryn Mawr by making a gift of cash, appreciated assets, or bequests. To make a gift online, go to our secure online giving form. Gifts may be made in one single payment or in monthly installments. The Fund for Bryn Mawr runs on the school’s fiscal year calendar starting on July 1 and closing on May 31 each year.
  • Q: How can I make a stock transfer?

    If you would like to enjoy the tax advantages of making a gift of stock to Bryn Mawr, please click here for complete stock transfer information.
  • Q: Will my company match my gift to Bryn Mawr?

    Many companies have matching gift opportunities available for their employees, retirees, and families. Taking advantage of these programs can double or sometimes triple your gift to Bryn Mawr. To see if your company will match your gift, click here.
  • Q: Who can I contact if I have a question about my giving?

    If you have questions about giving, need a printed receipt or inquire if you have paid your pledge, contact Meaghan Walsh Knaub, Director of The Fund for Bryn Mawr, at knaubme@brynmawrschool.org or (410) 323-8800 x1415.

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