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Bergman Annual Fund - Your Generosity Matters!

Updated: Oct 5

Every fall, Bergman kicks off the Annual Fund as an exciting way to directly support the teachers and students within our school. The generosity of our parents, teachers, grandparents, and community makes a huge impact in the learning experience within Bergman's halls every single day.



What is the Annual Fund?

The Bergman Annual Fund is the school's yearly giving campaign that provides unrestricted operating support for the programs and activities that directly benefit your child. All contributions will be used within the 2021-22 school year. Plus, since Bergman is a 501(c)3, all gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax deductible.


To see the real life impact of the Annual Fund last year, you can view the 2020-21 Impact Video and 2020-21 Donor Honor Roll on our website. View the full 2020-21 Impact Report here.


Why is the Annual Fund important?

Tuition lays the foundation to cover general operating expenses at Bergman. All Annual Fund gifts help to enhance and accelerate what we are able to do as a school beyond what tuition provides. This means your gift helps Bergman to remain the very best and continue to grow as a school through:

  • Enhanced curriculum and program materials

  • STEM and STEAM opportunities

  • New technology in the classroom

  • Professional development for teachers and staff

  • Special field trips and partnerships

  • Tuition assistance

  • Campus amenities and safety

  • And more!


What will the Annual Fund do this School Year?

Each year, the school lays out a few priorities that the Annual Fund will help to support.

The PDF below showcases just a few of the ways your gift will help to transform the educational experience this year at Bergman.

2021-22 Annual Fund Priorities
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How can I give to the Annual Fund?

Since Bergman is a 501(c)3 all gifts remain fully tax deductible. Parents will receive more information via mail and email the week of October 11, 2021. We ask that every family support the Annual Fund at a level that is personally meaningful this year. Here are just a few ways you can give to the Annual Fund this year:

  • Online at www.bergmanacademy.org/give

  • By Phone

  • Mail a Check

  • Donor Advised Funds

  • Employer Matching

  • Stock Donations

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Honor or Memorial Gifts

  • Added onto Tuition Statements

  • ACH Transfer

  • You gift can be outright, pledged at a later date to be fulfilled on or before 6/30/2022, or spread over a series of months.


How can I learn more?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about supporting Bergman, please contact Megan at mkassmeier@bergmanacademy.org or (515) 282-0453. We would love to learn more about your philanthropic interests!







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