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Scholars Circle

Become a Scholars Circle Donor Today

Scholars Circle represents donors who show an extraordinary continued commitment to supporting strong TK-8th grade public education in Burlingame. Our Scholars Circle donors give significantly to BCE so that they can make a larger impact on the Burlingame community. Through their leadership and vision, these individuals and families serve as an inspiration to BCE and the students who benefit from their generosity.

Why should I be a Scholars Circle donor?

BCE realizes that philanthropy is a personal decision and acknowledges that all donations are important. Scholars Circle recognizes those individuals, businesses, and organizations that contribute at the $3,500 level and above (including donations to the annual fund and Fund-a-Need paddle raise). BCE relies on leadership-level donations to reach funding goals, thereby supporting our overall mission.


Scholars Circle donors are invited to attend special events throughout the school year. These events provide opportunities to engage in thoughtful discussions with fellow Scholars Circle donors and to learn about important BSD issues from district leadership.

Benefits of Scholarship Circle include:

  • Recognition in the Scholars Circle section of the BCE Annual Report

  • Invitation to Scholarship Circle and Distinguished Service Award events

  • Early access ticket sales for BCE events

  • Most importantly, the knowledge that you are part of a group that leads the way in providing fundamental support to meet the needs of our students every day.

For more information, please email

2023-2024 BCE Giving Levels

Gifts of ALL amounts are appreciated!


up to $999

Suggested donation: $1,700 per student


$1,000 to $3,499

Scholars Circle Lead Donor

represents $3,500+ in annual giving




$75,000 to $99,999


$50,000 to $74,999


$25,000 to $49,999


$15,000 to $24,999


$10,000 to $14,999

Assistant Superintendent 

$7,500 to $9,999


$5,000 to $7,499


$3,500 to $4,999

Thank you to all our generous donors!

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