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The BCE Endowment Fund Mission: Investing for the Future
Our mission is to provide long term financial sustainability to the Burlingame School District.
Reputable public schools are one of the many reasons Burlingame is a sought-after community. Our schools have contributed to strong property values, investments in local businesses, and a vibrant, engaged base of residents. Every entity, family, business and organization faces the challenge of balancing present needs with future goals. Building a permanent Endowment Fund is the best way to protect our investments in educational excellence to help ensure Burlingame remains a desirable neighborhood
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
The BCE Endowment Fund is designed to be a permanent, self-sustaining fund. The principal is invested and all or part of the earnings are used to help support the costs of Burlingame School District programs and goals in a given year. Many school districts have an endowment fund in addition to annual fundraising to better provide consistent long–term financial support. In years where annual fundraising falls short or state funding is less, the Endowment Fund can help fill the gap.
Endowment Fund Gifts
We need your help to reach our $2,000,000 Endowment Fund goal to enable BCE to preserve investment capital while increasing the annual grant to BSD. Your support for the BCE Endowment Fund helps sustain our strong community and keep the high quality and character of Burlingame for years to come.
BCE Endowment Fund Founder's Circle recognizes donors who have made an investment of $10,000 or more including multi-year pledges.
All donors who contribute a major gift towards that effort will be acknowledged in perpetuity. You will receive special recognition as a Founder’s Circle member in the BCE Annual Report and have special access to BCE programming and news throughout the years to help you stay connected to our great community.
Endowment Fund Gifts & Pledges
"We have always been proud donors to the Annual Campaign, but we also want to have lasting impact on our community through Burlingame schools. We were excited to make a multi-year pledge to be Founder’s Circle Donors allowing us to continue our support after our children leave the district.”
--Cyndi and Dave Wright
"Public education has meant a great deal to both of us and our families. The endowment ensures our Burlingame community, and the children, remain supported by excellent schools and teachers for generations to come. Public education is an investment in our future, and we are thrilled to contribute"
--Matt Wuebbling and Leighton Burgess
There are many ways to support the BCE Endowment Fund, including:
PLEDGE: Make a multi-year pledge and fulfill your commitment on terms that work for you.
DONOR-ADVISED FUND (DAF): A gift from your donor-advised fund is a convenient way to support the BCE Endowment.
STOCK DONATIONS: A gift of stock has many tax advantages. Donating stock directly to the endowment fund can easily increase the impact of your donation.
PLANNED GIFTS: Consider leaving a legacy gift to benefit BCE. You can make a bequest or estate gift, name BCE as the beneficiary of your IRA account or Life Insurance or consider a variety of planned giving options. Ask your attorney or tax accountant about planned giving options.
How the Endowment is Different From the Annual Campaign: Investing for Today
A donation to the BCE Annual Campaign directly funds current essential programs related to academic excellence, improved classroom experience, and teacher professional development throughout the Burlingame TK-8 schools. Without this support, librarians, PE specialists, teacher’s aides, technology, art, music, professional development, innovation, and strategic planning cannot be robustly sustained from year-to-year. Funds raised by The Annual Campaign are given to the District each year. Contributions made to the BCE Endowment Fund, on the other hand, are invested so they have longevity.
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Burlingame, CA 94011-7730