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What does the Bridgton Fund do?
The Bridgton Fund is the cornerstone of all fundraising at Bridgton Academy and provides immediate operating support integral to the Academy’s mission and directly benefiting the students that we serve. Bridgton Fund dollars are utilized to augment all Academy expenses not covered by tuition alone. Donations to this fund support and underwrite critical programs including financial aid, residential life, curriculum enhancements, faculty professional development, athletics, and beyond. In short: contributions to the Bridgton Fund are the fuel that keeps the Bridgton Academy “machine” running. Participation from all alumni, parents, and friends of the Academy is greatly encouraged and celebrated!
Why should I give?
All gifts to the Bridgton Fund are an investment in the students, faculty, staff, and overall mission of Bridgton Academy. Your donation to the Bridgton Fund is a vote of confidence in the Academy’s enduring impact and ensures the annual achievement of our important mission and work.
Your Bridgton Fund contributions immediately benefit each young man who has chosen to pursue excellence with his decision to enroll at Bridgton Academy. Each gift bolsters the work of our dedicated faculty and staff and the programs they have put in place to provide today’s Bridgton students with the comprehensive education and individualized guidance that defines Bridgton Academy.
While we realize that there are many charities vying for your support, we ensure you that your gift to Bridgton Academy is immediately transformational, and the return on your investment in Bridgton Academy is invaluable, regardless of the amount you choose to donate. Your investment in Bridgton Academy is crucial to our future strength and success.
Where does my gift to the Bridgton Fund go?
Gifts to the Bridgton Fund fall within two separate categories: Unrestricted Gifts and Restricted Gifts.
While all gifts to the Bridgton Fund are highly encouraged – and needed – unrestricted gifts are of critical importance for Bridgton Academy throughout any given fiscal year. These gifts bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Bridgton Academy education.
One single donation can help fund a variety of components throughout a day in the life of a student at Bridgton Academy, and these dollars are spent according to the school’s most pressing needs at a given time.
From student activities, to meals and operating expenses, and everything in-between, you can trust that your unrestricted gift to the Bridgton Fund will be well worth your investment and immediately utilized to positively impact our mission and programs!
If you choose to make a Restricted Gift to the Bridgton Fund, your donation is directly applied to the program you have earmarked and will be used to help support the most pressing needs of the program of your choice unless otherwise specified.
How Do I Give?
Our Online Giving Page is a quick and secure way to make your donation
Donations can also be mailed to Bridgton Academy, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057
Or, please call a member of our Development Team at (207) 647-3322, ext. 2.
Bridgton Fund Giving Levels
The generosity of Bridgton Fund donors is recognized by their placement into our various giving levels:
The Headmaster’s Circle
Annual donations of $10,000 and above
Harold H. Sampson Society
Annual donations of $5,000 and above
The Richard L. Goldsmith Society
Annual donations of $2,500 and above
The Robert E. Walker Society
Annual donations of $1,000 and above
1808 Parent Society
Annual donations of $1,808 and above made by parents of alumni and current students
The Wolverine Club
Annual donations of $500 and above
The Black and Grey Club
Annual donations of $1 and above
All donors (unless otherwise requested) will be recognized in our Annual Report on Giving, published each fall.