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A big “Thank You!” to donors supporting our technology program

A giving circle initiated by a group of longtime friends in honor of our principal, Dave Laurence, committed $90,000 over a 3 year period to help bring technology into the hands of our students. The first phase of our program includes a new and improved wireless network on campus and a middle school iPad pilot project for our 7th graders. Stay tuned for more exciting news resulting from this incredible gift.

Thank You to Latham and Watkins

Giving to Beechwood

Beechwood School owes its very existence to the support of donors – dedicated men and women who share the dream of the school’s founders, and who can offer resources that far exceed the capacity of a typical Beechwood family. While every Beechwood family pays tuition to the extent that it can, the actual cost of providing this quality education – over $11,000 per year per student – is far beyond a Beechwood family’s reach. Consequently, every student’s education is heavily subsidized.

For building construction and for major equipment purchases, the school also relies upon the generosity of its donors. Beechwood’s campus currently consists of five portable buildings installed on land owned by the City of Menlo Park, an adjacent small permanent structure which houses the science laboratory and library, and a recently completed new building to house Beechwood’s dynamic kindergarten program.

Beechwood School is fulfilling the vision of its founders and the dreams of promising young students and their families. Almost all Beechwood graduates go on to graduate from high school. Most graduates pursue higher education at local colleges or nationally-known universities. All of them approach adulthood better equipped to realize their own potential and contribute in meaningful ways. There is no shortage of ways you can help the children of Beechwood School.

  • Many individuals and families choose to take a particular interest in an individual child, help to finance that child’s education, and experience that deep sense of fulfillment that comes from changing a young person’s life for the better by providing otherwise unavailable opportunities.
  • Some donors prefer to make a gift of unrestricted funds, relying upon the school’s administration to determine how their donation can best be utilized.
  • Our “Adopt a Class” program gives donors the opportunity to assist in a particular classroom’s acquisition of books and materials.
  • “Building for Beechwood’s Future” enables donors to contribute in a very tangible way to the improvement of our campus. Beechwood's Capital Campaign will provide funding for the purchase of the land from the City of Menlo Park and the construction of permanent buildings on our campus.
  • We have donors who share Beechwood’s commitment to supporting its graduates after they have left us, by assisting with the expense of a private high school education.
  • Beechwood’s Endowment Fund provides donors with an opportunity to sustain the school’s work in the years to come. The school’s Planned Giving Program likewise enables donors to make a lasting contribution to Beechwood’s vitally important work, while at the same time offering significant tax advantages.
  • Donations targeting Beechwood’s enrichment programs in visual arts, music, and drama provide the necessary materials and resources to allow students to develop skills and confidence in these important areas of self expression.
  • Beechwood’s library and computer lab have ongoing needs for books, staffing, curriculum development and technology upgrades in our effort to provide our students with the skills they need to be successful in high school, college and in the work force.

We invite you to explore these and other ways of making your own personal contribution to the work of Beechwood School.

Only with your help can the dream of each child become reality. May we invite you to visit our campus? To set up such a visit, or for any further information, please contact:

Melinda Christopherson, Development Director
California Family Foundation
50 Terminal Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

tel: 650.327.5052

Please note: the California Family Foundation is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax Identification #: 77-0053005. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.