How exactly does giving at Bixby work?
Like all independent schools, Bixby relies on family support — time, treasure, and talent — to provide exceptional student experiences. Each year, our Show the Love Annual Fund takes place in the autumn. Participation is the most critical aspect of the annual giving as it shows the strength of our community and makes us more likely to receive grants and corporate sponsorships. Please help us get to 100%, and remember that whether you give $5 or $50,000, the most important thing is that everyone gives something! You can make a pledge in the fall (we ask for all pledges to be made by December 31st) and pay it in installments or make a single payment by May 31st. One great option that makes your dollar stretch further is to pledge early, then pay your pledge on Colorado Gives Day as we get extra matching funds from the Community First Foundation.
Each spring, Bixby hosts its annual auction and social where proceeds are used to enrich classroom experiences for both students and faculty, build joy and community for our families, and reward our fabulous faculty through service awards, an annual bonus, and starting a retirement fund. In addition, the auction always has a paddle raiser that supports a specific cause- like professional development, new computers or technology, expensive equipment, library improvements, etc. In 2017, we raised professional development monies for our extraordinary teachers. The auction is always as much a “funraiser” as it is a fundraiser; put it on your calendars now – March 17th, 2018! In addition, Bixby Community Builders (BCB) holds several smaller giving opportunities throughout the year. These include: The Handmade Holiday Market (in December) and Read-a-thon (mid-January through mid-February).