Burlingame Community for Education Endowment Fund
Investing for the Future
The BCE Endowment Fund was created to be a source of permanent financial stability supporting the needs of future generations of Burlingame public school students for years to come. Our great public schools are a key reason that Burlingame is such a desirable place to live. Our schools contribute to strong property values, local businesses, and our vibrant community. BCE’s Endowment Fund is our commitment to educational excellence and the long term success of our Burlingame schools and community.
The Gift that Keeps On Giving
Designed to work in concert with BCE’s Annual Fund, the BCE Endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining fund where the principal is invested and all or part of the earnings may be 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 an Annual Fund to provide more 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.
Reaching Our Goal
We need your HELP to reach our $2,000,000 Endowment Fund Goal. Once achieved, BCE will be able to preserve investment capital while earnings may be directed to the Annual Campaign Fund.
Join the Founder's Circle Today!
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.
Thank you to our Founder’s Circle Donors and all our Endowment Donors!
How is the endowment different from the annual campaign?
Funds raised by The Annual Campaign are given to the Burlingame School District each year to pay for current essential programs that state funding does not cover. The Annual Campaign supports PE specialists, music, performing arts, world languages, additional teachers, librarians, professional development to ensure they are sustained from year-to-year. Contributions made to the BCE Endowment Fund, on the other hand, are invested so they have longevity.
Ways to Donate to the Endowment Fund
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.
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Endowment Council Trustees