Together, we make a difference! Brookwood School values philanthropy at all levels and emphasizes the importance of participation from all members in the community. In a small (but mighty) community like Brookwood, every gift counts toward our goal and every gift matters – thank you for your partnership and for making Brookwood School a philanthropic priority for your family.

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Giving Societies 

Become a member of a Brookwood’s Loyalty Circle 

With sincere appreciation, Brookwood recognizes our most loyal alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who have reached consecutive annual giving milestones. Brookwood Loyalty Circle Consistent and continuous giving is critical to Brookwood’s success. Membership in the Brookwood Loyalty Circle means that you are part of a unique community of donors devoted to shaping the future of Brookwood. Donors become members by making a gift, of any size, to Brookwood for three or more consecutive fiscal years. Join the Brookwood Loyalty Circle now and take your place in this special group!

Leadership Giving at Brookwood

Support from our leadership donors is crucial for both the current financial wellbeing of Brookwood and our strategic planning for the future. Membership in the leadership giving society is based on a donor’s or family’s total giving to Brookwood between July 1 and June 30 for either unrestricted or restricted purposes, including both personal gifts and corporate matching gifts.

Giving Societies

Imperial Heron$50,000 and Up
Great Blue Heron$25,000 - $49,999
Silver Heron$15,000 - $24,999
Black Crowned Heron$10,000 - $14,999
Green Heron$5,000-$9,999
Great Egret$1,500-$2,999
Soaring Supporters$100 - $1,499
Cupola Club$1-$99

The 1956 Society

The 1956 Society honors those who have included Brookwood as part of their estate plans. Planned giving is a perfect way for anyone who loves Brookwood to leave a lasting legacy and fortify our school’s future.    

Estate gifts can take various forms, including a bequest or designation in your will, trust, or retirement plan. Many planned gifts will have a significant impact on Brookwood without affecting your current financial resources.

To learn more about the 1956 Society, or to notify Brookwood of your plans to include the school in your estate, please contact our Development Office and we will be delighted to assist in any way possible.

Check your status:

Unsure if you are part of the Brookwood Loyalty Circle? Check your status by reaching out to Katie Mullen at [email protected] or (978) 525-6290.

Capital Giving, Endowment and Planned Giving at Brookwood

An established endowment is essential for the long-term stability of Brookwood School. Brookwood is fortunate to have donors who continue to invest in the school’s endowment through a variety of restricted funds.

Gifts of any level may be made to the General Endowed Scholarship Fund, or a named scholarship can be established with a minimum gift of $50,000. Additional gifts may be made to existing named funds to maximize the impact these funds have on our community. By investing in an existing endowed fund or establishing a new named fund, you are creating a legacy that links past, current, and future generations, ensuring a stable financial future for Brookwood School and creating a sustainable source of income which provides Brookwood the financial flexibility to expand its services, programs and projects.

Scholarships & Endowed Funds

Planned Giving at Brookwood

Making a planned or estate gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Brookwood School while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and impactful contribution to Brookwood.

As always, contact your financial advisor for guidance and feel free to contact us to discuss your objectives.

What to Give: Gift planning may include the following opportunities for giving; each offers different advantages depending on the individual donor or couple:

  • Cash/Check
  • Real Estate
  • IRAs/Retirement Assets
  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Tangible Assets

How to Give: Donors should consult with their advisor to discuss giving vehicles best suited for their individual situation and the advantages of each. Ways to give may include:

  • Gift Annuity
  • Family Philanthropic Fund
  • Bequests (see sample language below)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Lead Trust

Sample Bequest Language:  “I give and bequeath to Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts (the sum of $____ or _____% of my estate) to support its tax exempt purposes (you may insert the name of a specific academic department, endowment, or other interest).”

If you have included Brookwood in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may thank you now for your thoughtful and extraordinary support. Also, if we are in a capital campaign, and based on your age(s), we may be able to credit part or all of your planned gift towards your total campaign pledge.

Please contact your personal financial advisor for advice and feel free to reach out to the Development Office at [email protected] or (978) 525-6290  to discuss your personal situation and objectives.