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The Baron Fund

The BRS Experience: A Game-Changer

A Blue Ridge School education can be a game-changer in a young man’s life. Your gift to the Baron Fund is a game-changer for Blue Ridge School.

Your annual gift supports top-notch faculty, an academic program that is based on solid research on how boys learn, and project-based learning initiatives that foster creativity and problem-solving skills. Baron Fund gifts also go towards character education programs, like our Rites of Passage Expeditions and student leadership initiatives. Visual and performing arts programs are bolstered by Baron Fund gifts. Baron Fund gifts to our athletic programs make it even more likely that our Barons teams come home with wins!

Alumni, alumni parents, current parents, extended family, and friends give to the Baron Fund in honor of how Blue Ridge School was a game-changer for a young man in their lives. Whether you choose to make a gift to the area of greatest need or toward a program that you are passionate about, rest assured your gifts directly impact the experience at Blue Ridge School in one of three ways:

students walking with graphic for Game-Changers

Educating

THE BOYS AND OUR FACULTY
Gifts to the Baron Fund help provide financial aid for deserving students, as well as professional development opportunities for our dedicated faculty.

Enhancing

The Blue Ridge Experience
From student-centered learning initiatives, new technology, and academic enrichment to athletic equipment and character education trips, your gift adds depth to a boy’s education.

Improving

Our Beautiful Campus
Gifts to the Baron Fund support life on our 750-acre campus, from our majestic trees and historic buildings to our 20 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Baron Fund is Blue Ridge School’s yearly fundraising campaign supporting all operations on campus. Contributions are tax deductible and support everything from faculty salaries and new curricular initiatives to athletics and clubs. Every dollar given is stewarded with care to ensure all students receive the very best multi-dimensional education possible. The Baron Fund is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, and each and every student benefits from our donors’ commitment to this key annual initiative.

You can make a gift directly from this page or visit our giving page to learn about other ways to give.

Tuition does not cover the full cost of a Blue Ridge School education. Gifts to the Baron Fund bridge that gap and provide the necessary resources to fully cover the breadth of the Blue Ridge experience – an experience that alumni, parents, and friends of the school have come to know and love throughout the school’s rich history.

Trustees, alumni, parents (both current and past), grandparents, faculty and staff, friends of the school, corporations, and foundations all contribute to the Baron Fund. Each group plays a critical role in the success of yearly Baron Fund campaigns. The amount we raise matters, but so does participation. We encourage everyone to give to the best of their capacity, as participation in the Baron Fund sends a strong message of community-wide support of the school’s mission. Foundations and major donors look to the Baron Fund engagement as a key determinant in their funding decisions.