op photo: Parents oukie Smith and Johannes Cloete, co-chairs of “Dinner and A Movie with Friends” Photo above: PAT president Lisa Sack, the event auctioneer
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House/Theater at 375 Pearl Street and the ventilation/air conditioning of the 5th, 6th and 7th floors. An electrical power study is under way to determine what changes need to be implemented to improve venti- lation on the upper floors. In addition, more than one-third of our parents partici- pated in a survey, conducted by the PAT, to determine the community’s desires for the renovation of the Meeting House.
With the launch of the community phase of Building the Community: The Campaign for Brooklyn Friends, we are inviting and encouraging all members of our community to take part in this impor- tant endeavor. We are excited by our suc- cess to date and thank all of our volunteer cabinet members for working hard for the past 12 months to get us to $2.1 million.
We need everyone’s support to reach our $2.8 million goal. The School and Building Committees are committed to moving forward with the planned reno- vations for the Meeting House and upper floors, but only once pledges are recorded.
If you have questions about giving to the capital campaign, please contact the Development Office by phone: (718) 852-1029 x206 or by e-mail: kedelman @brooklynfriends.org.
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FAQs about the Capital Campaign
Q: A: WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL GOAL OF THE CAMPAIGN? The goal for Building the Community: The Campaign for Brooklyn Friends is $2.8 million.
Q: A: WHAT WILL THE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS BE USED FOR? Donations will fund the following projects at 375 Pearl Street: Renovation of rooftop play- ground, science labs, third floor Middle & Upper School librar , Meeting House/ Theater and ventila- tion/air conditioning of floors 5, 6, and 7.
Q: A: HOW WILL THESE PROJECTS BE FINANCED? In addition to the $2.8 million we are raising as part of this capital campaign, $900,000 has been held over from our first capital campaign, Building oward the Light in 2001. The school is also using money from our cash reserves to help fund these renovations.
Q: A: I ALREADY GAVE TO THE BROOKLYN FRIENDS FUND… DO I STILL NEED TO GIVE TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN? Gifts to the Brooklyn Friends Fund are critical for maintaining the wonderful program that we provide to our children. Gifts to The Campaign for Brooklyn Friends are counted as a separate contribution and will go directly to supporting the renovations at 375 Pearl Street. Gifts to both funds are critical but separate.
Q: A: HOW MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE CAN MY GIFT REALLY MAKE? Every gift counts! Our financial goal is $2.8 million and that can only be reached through the support of many members of our community – parents, faculty and staff, alumni, grandparents, alum parents and friends. A lot of small gifts can add up to one big number!
Q: A: ARE THERE NAMING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DONATIONS? Yes, gifts of varying levels can be recognized by a named gift. For a list of these opportu- nities, please contact the Development Office.
Q: A: HOW CAN I GIVE TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN? Contributions may take one or more of the following forms; 1) A pledge over a period of 3 years; 2) A one-time payment made by check (payable to Brooklyn Friends School) or credit card; 3) Appreciated securities (contact the Development Office for further details).
Q: A: MAY GIFTS BE RESTRICTED TO PARTICULAR PROJECTS? You can designate your gift to go towards the science labs, Meeting House/Theater or the library. However, unrestricted gifts will allow Brooklyn Friends School to allocate the resources to the highest area of need.
Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to Building the Community: The Campaign for Brooklyn Friends as well as to our 2001 Capital Campaign, Building Towards the Light.
Anonymous (8) Jane Aboyoun and Marjorie Abagnalo Murray and Lucy Adams Alan Alpert and Linda Trotta David Bernstein ‘55 Dr. Robert Bernstein ’57 and
Mrs. Martha Bernstein Edwin Betz and Lisa Samson Michael and Nancy Black Wade Black ‘92 Susan Bridges Conway and Deborah Boyce Bohdan and Anita Bushell Richard Chamberlain and
Martha Crum Brian Cohen and Maggie Poxon
Jerry and Cynthia Cohen-Congress Dana Cook Stone ‘75 Margery Cornwell Verina and Errol Crawford Trefor Davies Nicole De Martini Robert De Niro Cheryl Doyle and William Hilton Amos and Karen Edelman David and Maura Eden Jeremy Epstein ’78 and Ellen Oler Rachel Fishman ’86 Mechele Flaum ’68 and Sander Flaum Jessica Fleischer-Black ’86 Anthony and Fern Gentile Harold Greenberg and
Lori Falco-Greenberg Jay B. Itkowitz Thomas and Sharon Kennedy Thomas Klitgaard and Kyle Staver William Kuntz and Alice Beal Donald and Susan Krim Samuel and Miriam Laufer Peter Laughter ’89 and Stacy Laughter Fay Leoussis Ms. Ruth Lofgren
Karen Mitchell and Michael Schwartz Marilyn Mitchell Michael Nill and Irene Cohen Martin Norregaard Martin and Sandra Nystrom Ross Levin and Alice Pope Donald and Betsy Prutzman Donald and Leslyn Rigoni Ninon Rogers Jonathan and Lisa Sack The Segal Family David Sharpe and Anne Abrons Meredith Southern ‘95 Sarah and Randolph Swearer Joseph Sweeney Tom and Livia Thompson Anthony and Shelley Ullman Ben Warnke and Tamara Pittman Michael and Galen Weiser Bill and Carolyn Wheatley Jeffrey Wright and
Carmen Ejogo-Wright Mark Zauderer ‘63 Mitchell Zeller ‘75
AS OF MAY 10, 2006