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The Bay School Relief and Resilience Campaign

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Join an unstoppable community ready to support Bay employees and bolster Bay in its time of need.


As COVID-19 surfaced and upended our regular way of life, Bay quickly sprung into action to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community as well as the continuity of our educational program. The adaptability of this community to lean into change and innovation all the while remaining grounded in our values, mission and Precepts has been nothing short of inspiring. How we move forward from this challenge rests in the commitment and dedication we make to one another. 

In response to the outpouring of generous offers of support, our Board of Trustees has established a community-wide relief effort to provide support for Bay employees during this time of uncertainty as well as bolster Bay’s ability to address unexpected costs over the coming months. We recognize the impact the current environment has on Bay families, and at the same time, it’s critical that we name the need for Bay and ask for your consideration. 

We're delighted to share that the entire Board, all 22 members and four former Board Chairs, has committed over $68,000 to launch the funds below and help address both the short- and long-term needs of our community.  We ask you to join us!

The Rapid Relief fund supports Staffulty whose health and well-being have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This fund allows Bay to provide critically needed subsistence grants to help cover unexpected expenses including: 

  • Staffulty whose partners have been laid off
  • Increased childcare and eldercare expenses
  • COVID-19 healthcare expenses
  • Other unexpected increases in family expenses

With agility and flexibility, Bay staffulty swiftly launched a Distance Learning program that ensures academic continuity while balancing rigor and self-care. At the same time, the loss of revenue from the cancellation of important spring philanthropic initiatives like Bay Splash and our Senior Class Gift Campaign have negatively impacted fundraising for the year. Bay continues to bring every ounce of intentionality its program, leaning on the experience of staffulty and feedback from the community to learn, grow and adapt as needed. This requires additional resources to fund evolving needs including:

  • Technology updates, including additional equipment and hotspots for staffulty and families
  • Expanded Flexible Tuition for families experiencing COVID-19 related loss of income
  • Honoring commitments to athletic coaches, Acre staff, and the facilities team through the end of the school year
  • Professional development and program costs related to distance learning
  • Incremental costs including industrial cleaning of Bay facilities, providing home office equipment
  • Unrestricted funds to weather unknown economic hardships that may linger beyond the current crisis

We are deeply grateful for all that you are already doing to build and sustain our school and Bay community. Thank you for considering a gift to the Relief and Recovery Fund. We hope your family stays healthy and well!


How to Give

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  • Please make checks payable to The Bay School of San Francisco.
    You may designate your contribution in one of 3 ways 
    1. The Bay Resilience Fund
    2.  Staffulty Rapid Relief Fund
    3. To the fund with the greatest need
    Please be sure to include the designation in the memo section of your check.
  • Mail to:
    The Bay School of San Francisco
    35 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Attn:  Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter


Send pledges via email to Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter.

Wire or Stock Transfer
Please contact Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter at (415) 264.9771 or email to request instructions.

Questions?  Email Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter, Director of Advancement.