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 Bixby Annual Fund – Better Together 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% participation, and remember that whether you give $50 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 April 30tht. One convenient option that makes your dollar stretch further is to pledge early, then pay your pledge on Colorado Gives Day as we get some 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 our extraordinary students and fabulous faculty and to build joy and community for our families. 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, and more. The auction is always as much a “funraiser” as it is a fundraiser. 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).