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 Bay Staffulty Rapid Relief Fund: Honoring the People Behind the Program
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:
The Bay Resilience Fund: Helping Bay Meet the Challenge
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:
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!
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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.
Questions? Email Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter, Director of Advancement.