Welcome to the Advancement Office

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Welcome to the Advancement Office

Brunswick School
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The generosity and dedication of Brunswick’s community of parents, alumni, and friends have been instrumental in establishing the school as one of the nation’s leading independent day schools for boys.

As an independent school, Brunswick receives no government support and relies on income from tuition, endowment, and contributions from annual giving to cover operating expenses.

Today’s administration, faculty, and students recognize and appreciate their good fortune and endeavor every day to abide by former Headmaster Alfred E. Everett’s favorite quote, which adorns the brick wall just outside both the Upper School and Middle School entrances: “With All Thy Getting, Get Understanding.”

This document serves as a resource and guide to the many functions of Brunswick’s Advancement Office. I invite you to visit our office at the Middle School. Feel free to contact me with any questions at any time.

And, as always, thank you for keeping Brunswick School and all our boys at the forefront of your philanthropic interests.


Thomas G. Murray Chief Advancement Officer 203.242.1225 OFFICE tmurray@brunswickschool.org


Make a Gift, Make a Difference

Brunswick is an independent school, relying on voluntary contributions from parents, alumni, faculty, and friends, in addition to income from tuition and endowment, to make possible all we do for our boys. We do not receive government funding. We are fortunate in that so many believe in the value and quality of a Brunswick education, choosing to demonstrate their support by making philanthropic gifts to our school.


What is the ’Wick Annual Fund?

Brunswick’s annual giving program, known as the ’Wick Annual Fund, is an ongoing, annual fundraising program that reaches each member of our school community. As at most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of a Brunswick education; ’Wick Annual Fund contributions go directly into the operating budget to meet the everyday expenses of running the school. Annual Fund pledges must be paid by June 30, before the end of the fiscal year. Annual Fund gifts are especially important now as we embark on a new capital campaign, Ever Stronger, Ever Brunswick. As our school grows and expands, so too must the operating funds we need to meet the increasing needs of the boys.

What is the endowment fund and how is that money used?

Brunswick’s endowment is an investment fund that grows its principal as it also generates interest and dividend income, thereby securing the school’s long-term financial future. The principal of an endowment gift is preserved in perpetuity; only the interest income or earnings may be used to cover operating expenses. Endowment gifts may benefit all areas of the school or be restricted to support specific programs.


What about capital fundraising initiatives?

Independent schools depend on capital fundraising to build endowment and supply funds for projects such as the purchase of land, construction of facilities, and renovations. A capital campaign gift provides a one-time infusion of capital, generally pledged over three to five years. When we are not in the midst of a capital campaign, solicitation of major capital gifts is ongoing and directed toward a specific project or need of the school. In celebration of our 120th year, Brunswick launched Ever Stronger, Ever Brunswick, a comprehensive campaign that will have four main areas of focus: Upper School facility enhancement; increased endowment for financial aid; strengthened commitment to the faculty and community; and the expansion of health and wellness programming. To learn more, please visit bwick.org/eseb4pg.

Does Brunswick encourage planned giving?

Planned giving provides a vehicle to realize the personal satisfaction of making a gift to help Brunswick, while simultaneously securing the financial needs of family or loved ones. You can make a current planned gift, such as appreciated stock to the Annual Fund, or a deferred planned gift, which might include establishing a trust or annuity funded by stock, real estate, or life insurance. You may also name the school as a beneficiary of your pension plan or provide for Brunswick in your will. The school encourages those considering planned gifts to discuss the details with a financial planner. Please visit our planned giving website found at plannedgiving.brunswickschool.org for more information.

How can I make a gift?

Gifts may be made to Brunswick School in the form of cash, check, credit card, Venmo, marketable securities, real estate, or life insurance. Please visit our website at my.brunswickschool.org/support-wick/ways-to-give for more details on the various different ways to make your gift or to make your gift online. Many companies match charitable gifts to independent schools, thereby doubling your gift to Brunswick. Find out if your company has a matching gift program at my.brunswickschool.org/giftmatching. If so, your employer’s human resources department can provide the required forms.


ADDITIONAL DIVISIONS & FUNCTIONS of the Brunswick Advancement Office

Alumni Relations

The mission of Brunswick’s Alumni Relations Office is to enhance connec tions between the school and its alumni, while fostering a sense of community and commitment. For more information, contact Zachary Dobbs ’06, zdobbs@brunswickschool.org. Brunswick’s Alumni Relations Office telephone number is 203-242-1225 .

Brunswick Career Center

The center serves alumni and students seeking internships and new careers, as well as current parents and alumni seeking qualified job candidates. With online career education tools, a job board, career workshops, alumni “meet-ups,” one-on-one career advisory, and a newly-integrated partnership with Linkedin where alumni can connect with peers, the Center supports alumni through all stages of their careers. For more information, contact Director of the Brunswick Career Center Paige Montinaro: pmontinaro@brunswickschool.org ; 203-242-1224; brunswickcareercenter.org.

’Wick In The News

Includes Brunswick School news, recent media coverage, newsletters, and other Brunswick publications. www.brunswickschool.org/news

Logos & Graphics Standards

Brunswick School logos (logotype, seal, Bruins bear), colors, and fonts. my.brunswickschool.org/brand


Times of Brunswick

Published three times a year, Times of Brunswick includes feature stories and snippets highlighting students, faculty, alumni, and events. This publication is a look at the Brunswick community at large and welcomes submissions to the editor. www.brunswickschool.org/timesofbrunswick

Faculty & Staff Directory

A searchable list of faculty and staff faces and contact information. www.brunswickschool.org/directory

Parent Resources

Forms and useful links for parents. my.brunswickschool.org

Campus Map

Explore Brunswick’s three campuses and locations. www.brunswickschool.org/campus-map

Photo Galleries

View and download photos taken by the school throughout the year. www.WickPics.org

Calendars www.brunswickschool.org/calendar

Athletics www.brunswickschool.org/athletics

Advancement & Marketing Coordinator hphilip@brunswickschool.org
OFFICE Hayley Philip
Nancy Sarnoff-Williams
Career Center Associate nsarnoff-williams@brunswickschool.org
Krista M. Bruce
of Annual Giving kbruce@brunswickschool.org
Zachary Dobbs ’06
of Alumni Relations zdobbs@brunswickschool.org
DiGirolamo Executive Assistant
Development mgould@brunswickschool.org
Communications dgriffin@brunswickschool.org
Miller Database Manager and Advancement Associate lmiller@brunswickschool.org
Alumni Engagement Associate jschlank@brunswickschool.org
Meghan Gould Director of
Daniel J. Griffin Director of Institutional
Career Services
Montinaro Director of
Chief Advancement Officer tmurray@brunswickschool.org
Thomas G. Murray
Huffman Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations bhuffman@brunswickschool.org

Brunswick School Advancement Office 100 Maher Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 203.242.1225 brunswickschool.org/support-wick