ABOVE ALL ELSE
Enriching the Academic Experience for All Students ▶▶ A $10-million gift from a family with a long,
language and understanding of other people and
strong, and continuing interest in the School was
announced in September 2013 by Board Chairman Sanjeev K. Mehra. “For this extraordinary and truly transformative gift, we are boundlessly thankful,” Mehra said. Headmaster Philip also expressed profound gratitude. “I’m deeply moved and enormously
FLIP enhances the Upper School Modern Language curriculum — which includes instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish — by offering study-abroad opportunities to every Upper School student regardless of financial need. The program is now fully endowed, thanks to
grateful,” Philip said. “In making this gift, the donor
the extraordinary generosity of ’Wick parents D. Ian
family has taken a really inspirational step to ensure
and Sonnet McKinnon (P ’18). “We believe there’s
Brunswick is secure and that the quality of its
no substitute for such programs to really learn a
programs will grow even stronger in the years ahead.”
language,” said Mr. McKinnon, a Brunswick trustee.
In making the gift, the family seeks permanently to “raise the bar” for Brunswick, inspiring the strongest
As of this past summer, 53 Brunswick students have participated in the program.
and broadest possible school community support for excellence in its educational programs.
▶▶ The Brunswick Parents' Association — through
tireless effort and dedication — raised $1 million ▶▶ “McKinnon Foreign Language Immersion (FLIP):
to establish the BPA STEM Endowment Fund.
Key to Global Citizenship” ensures that every
This endowed fund generates income to enhance
Brunswick boy has access to the kinds of powerful
Brunswick’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and
experiences that can help foster fluency in a foreign
Mathematics programs — and enables Brunswick
12 SUMMARY REPORT TO THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL COMMUNITY