Growing the Burroughs Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a source of unrestricted funding that helps Burroughs meet the expected and the unexpected.Every year, the Burroughs Annual Fund is an essential source of revenue for the school. Gifts to the Annual Fund immediately support our educational programming, faculty/staff salaries, professional development, tuition assistance, and the quality, maintenance, and safety of our buildings and grounds.

Comprising more than 10% of the school’s operating budget, ALL gifts count, and gifts at all levels have an impact. Last year, 90% of parents and 30% of alumni made a gift to the Burroughs Annual Fund. Alumni, families (past and present), and friends collectively contributed more than $2.9 million to the 2022-23 Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the primary way alumni, families, and friends support Burroughs every year.

In preparing for our second century, we ultimately need to grow our annual contributions to $3.1 million to meet the needs of our talented faculty and students. For those who are already giving, we hope you will continue to renew your support each year. If you've never given or it's been a few years, we hope you will consider giving back to Burroughs to ensure the school continues to be a place where students can thrive and grow. Annual Fund dollars support every student, every day — be a part of making that happen! 

Blue & Gold Society

Donors who give $1,923 or more are members of our Blue & Gold Society. These donors collectively donate over 90% of all dollars given to Burroughs each year.

  • Centennial Circle: $50,000+
  • Head's Circle: $35,000
  • Leadership: $25,000
  • Benefactor: $17,500
  • Patron: $12,500
  • Partner: $7,500
  • Friend: $3,500
  • Member: $1,923


Donors who give between $1 and $1,922 play a significant role in our levels of participation, collectively donating 77% of all gifts to the Burroughs Annual Fund. Gifts at every level really do matter and members of our Burr Oak Society collectively donate over $500,000 annually.


Alumni with class years between 2008 and 2023 are invited to join our Young Alumni Leadership Society (YAL) by making a gift at the minimum designated level based upon class year. 

  • 2008 - 2011: $500
  • 2012 - 2015: $250
  • 2016 - 2019: $100
  • 2020-2023: $19.23

Explore Endowed Funds

Advancement Team

Ginger Imster
Special Gifts, Memorial & Tributes, Endowed Scholarships, Facilities
314-993-4045, ext. 256

Amy Dunaway
Planned Giving, Alumni Reunion Giving, Drey Land
314-993-4045, ext. 315

Lauren Stuart
Director of Annual Giving
314-993-4045, ext 278

Nelle Stough
Gift Processing, Stock Gifts,
Company Matches
314-993-4045, ext. 257

Click here to learn more about giving back to Burroughs.