How Campaign Differs from Annual Fund

TWO IMPORTANT GIVING INITIATIVES: Understand Them Both


The following information distinguishes STRONG & TRUE: The Campaign for Browning from the School’s annual giving program:

What is the basic difference between these two giving initiatives?

  • Browning’s annual giving program supports the School’s fiscal-year operations with unrestricted, immediate funds that supplement tuition to cover the cost of educating each boy.
  • Capital campaign funds meet the needs that can never be covered by tuition. STRONG & TRUE pays for Browning’s four strategic initiatives, namely, program and technology; financial assistance; faculty compensation and professional development; and endowment.

 Why are there two separate fundraising efforts underway?

  • Gifts to the Annual Fund are solicited every fiscal year to fill the gap between monies provided by tuition and total operating expenses, while gifts to STRONG & TRUE may be more generous, with donors choosing to make payments over multiple years if desired. (Both gifts are tax-deductible.)

 Why is Browning asking me for an Annual Fund gift while I am also making a gift to STRONG & TRUE?

  • The Browning School must continue to meet its basic day-to-day expenses at the same time it raises funding for the four initiatives mentioned above. As you consider your campaign gift, we ask you to first make a commitment to the Annual Fund.
  • The timing and urgency are such that the funds must be raised simultaneously. Remember that, ultimately, present and future generations of Browning boys are the direct beneficiaries of both efforts.