Unwavering in striving to expand the very nature of school for students and teachers, we are always asking ourselves ‘How can we make Beaver better at being Beaver?’ and ‘What would it take to get us there?’

Philanthropy + Engagement (P+E) have always been critical to making big things happen at Beaver. We are fortunate to have a passionate and invested community of volunteers and donors who believe in and wholly support our students and faculty to thrive. We believe that this commitment stems from a strong connection to our school’s mission. Our P+E team’s role is to keep you informed of what’s happening at Beaver and what we have planned for the future.

As you can see from our pages, Beaver’s P+E program allows for participation on many levels as a volunteer, Annual Fund donor, or more. The P+E team aims to connect parent and alumni volunteers and donors in authentic ways, providing experiences that give you a deeper understanding of Beaver today by working with students in the classroom as mentors or experts, and offering personal conversations about your support.

In recent years we are proud that:

  • In 2019, Beaver closed its largest capital campaign in history: a $25M campaign to create the centerpiece of our campus: the three-story Research + Design Center for students in grades 6-12.
  • Our Annual Fund has more than doubled in the last 10 years, reaching $2M in 2020. We believe that our supporters give to this important effort because it represents a value-add to the BVR student experience.
  • Our alumni contribute nearly 20 percent of what Beaver raises each year. Beaver would not be Beaver without this support, and our alumni participation sends a powerful message to our community.
  • We are celebrating 100 years as a school through BVR100, which includes our first endowment fundraising efforts to support financial aid and our unique academic program.

Beaver is as strong now as it has been at any time since its founding in 1920, and we are always looking to engage with you. Thanks for reading about our work and please reach out to us!

Questions? Contact a member of the Philanthropy + Engagement team.

Erica DeRosa
Title: Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
Contact: ederosa@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2746
Erica DeRosa
Jill Henson
Title: Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
Contact: jhenson@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2718
Jill Henson
Bryson King
Title: Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
Contact: bking@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2720
Bryson King
Katie Shore
Title: Associate Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement
Contact: kshore@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2749
Katie Shore
Amanda Waters
Title: Data and Campaign Services Manager
Contact: awaters@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2743
Amanda Waters