Sustaining gifts through
Annual giving and scholarships
You may not know that tuition covers only 80% of our operating budget. The additional 20% comes from other sources, including Serve-a-Thon, EITC and OSTC programs, gifts, and the annual fund. Each year the annual fund will meet a specific need at BCS. Our goal for this year is $8,000, which will be used for curriculum development and technology needs. This year’s campaign will run from December 2016 to June 2017.
Berks Christian School has been able to give out thousands of dollars to deserving families each year in financial aid. Unfortunately, even with so much aid distributed, we have additional requests from families who cannot afford to come to our school without aid.
Donors are needed in three categories:
1. Endowment Donor of $5,000 or more to be put toward a principle amount. The interest from this amount would provide the funds for the scholarship.
2. Annual Donor of $500, $1,000, or $2,500 to be received by July 1st of each year.
3. One-Time Donor of any amount.
To make a donation, please contact Beth Bromwell, Director of Development, by calling the school office at 610-582-1000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Welsh Memorial Fund
The Jim Welsh Memorial Fund focuses on helping families with two or more students attending BCS. Jim faithfully sent all five of his children to BCS for their educations and later served as our Elementary Supervisor for two years.
Carolyn Sharp Fund
The Carolyn Sharp Fund provides funding for secondary students who excel academically with a GPA of 3.2 or above. Carolyn taught math at BCS for 23 years, doing a tremendous job of guiding students toward excellence in academics.
Sandy Sileo Memorial Fund
The Sandy Sileo Memorial Fund offers scholarships to any elementary student. Sandy started teaching 3rd grade at BCS in 1990 and spent thirteen years in the classroom before spending a few years in administration. She was much loved by her classes for her caring attitude toward her students.
Harold J. Adams Jr. Memorial Fund
The Harold J. Adams Jr. Memorial Fund is used to benefit deserving students who are in need of financial assistance and wish to attend BCS. Harold demonstrated an ability to succeed and support his family in spite of a limited 6th grade education. Harold was later impacted by the fact that his grandson was given more opportunities due to the education he received at Berks Christian School.