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h e ge n e rosi t y a n d de dic at ion of Brunswick’s community of parents, alumni, and friends has 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 Alumni & Development Office. I invite you to visit us on the Maher Avenue campus. 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. Sincerely,

Thomas G. Murray Executive Director of Development

203.625.5864 203.625.5863

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tmurray@brunswickschool.org


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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.

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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 15, before the end of the fiscal year.

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.


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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.

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 welcomes planned gifts and encourages those considering them to discuss the details with a financial planner.

How can I make a gift? Gifts may be made to Brunswick School in the form of cash, check, credit card, marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. If you choose to give appreciated stock, please contact the Development Office for the necessary forms. You may make a gift online at brunswickschool.org/give. Many companies match charitable gifts to independent schools, thereby doubling your gift to Brunswick. If so, your employer’s human resources department can provide the required forms.


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A D D I T I O N A L D I V I S I O N S & F U N C T I O N S

of the Brunswick Development Office

Alumni Relations The mission of Brunswick’s Alumni Relations Office is to enhance connections between the School and its alumni, while fostering a sense of community and commitment. For more information, contact Jarrett Shine '92, jshine@brunswickschool.org; Zachary Dobbs ’06, zdobbs@brunswickschool.org; or Libby Edwards, ledwards@brunswickschool.org, at 203.625.5864.

Institutional Communications Brunswick’s Institutional Communications Office fields all press inquiries, publishes the Times of Brunswick, our school-community magazine, and maintains the website and new-media initiatives.

Press & Media Inquiries Questions or inquiries from the media are directed to Director of Institutional Communications Daniel J. Griffin, dgriffin@brunswickschool.org; 203.625.5862.

’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. www.brunswickschool.org/logo


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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. http://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


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Rhonda C. Bonom

Krista M. Bruce

rbonom@brunswickschool.org

kbruce@brunswickschool.org

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Libby Edwards

Daniel J. Griffin

Michael Kennedy ’99

ledwards@brunswickschool.org

dgriffin@brunswickschool.org

mkennedy@brunswickschool.org

Database Manager

Alumni Relations & Special Events Coordinator

Annual Fund Director

Director of Institutional Communication

Zachary Dobbs ’06 zdobbs@brunswickschool.org

Associate Director of Communications

Wayne Lin

Meghan M. McCarthy

Thomas G. Murray

wlin@brunswickschool.org

mmccarthy@brunswickschool.org

tmurray@brunswickschool.org

Associate Director of Communications, New Media

Associate Director of Development

Jarret T. Shine ’92

Ross H. Smith

jshine@brunswickschool.org

rsmith@brunswickschool.org

Director of Alumni Relations

Director of Leadership Giving

Executive Director of Development


Brunswick School Development Office 100 Maher Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 203.625.5864 brunswickschool.org/support-wick


Welcome to the Development Office