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Why We Give

to Phillips Brooks School

Giving helps our school community thrive.

By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs in ways that set us apart, we guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore, and dig deep while working together. Giving works the same way: Philanthropic support from our community empowers PBS to reach for the next level, explore new ideas, and create exceptional learning opportunities for our students. Together, we create a dynamic atmosphere of collaboration and support so that every day, our students are inching closer to becoming the people they are meant to be.

[ELC spray-bottle art project]

Giving drives our vision for the future.

[2nd-grade science project]

PBS is committed to ongoing curriculum development to create an exceptional academic program. Your gifts enable us to launch new program initiatives and invest in professional development. Your support also provides the flexibility and resources to ensure our school is accessible to all families who share our mission and core values. Giving empowers us to extend learning beyond our walls and into the community to continue to grow as a national model for early childhood and elementary education.


Giving is who we are.

We’re extraordinarily fortunate to have a community of great generosity, in which nearly all of our parents, trustees, faculty, and staff give gifts of time, talent, and financial resources every year. Our volunteerism and support of PBS is a chance to model the power of community. We give because we want to show that we are invested in each other and our children. We want our children to learn about generosity and give back to their communities.

[Students and parent volunteer on field trip]

Philanthropy at PBS

Phillips Brooks School has always relied on voluntary financial support from its families and the broader community. These gifts support the people and programs that make our school so special – talented teachers, innovative curriculum, and the best possible learning environment for our students.

FY22 Expenses vs Revenue

Like all independent schools, PBS counts on both tuition income and philanthropic gifts to balance its budget each year and provide an exceptional education for our students. Gifts to Annual Giving and earnings from the endowment and other sources comprise 16.5% of the school’s operating budget.

Philanthropic gifts are essential to sustaining our community of learners and ensuring that a PBS education is accessible to all who believe in our mission and share our core values.

Ways to Give

Pledge or Give Online

To make a gift of pledge of any amount now, fill out our secure online forms for the funds below:

Mail a Check

Mail your check to:

  • Phillips Brooks School
    Attn: Advancement Office
    2245 Avy Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

And don't forget to include your contact information, so we can thank you properly!

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Giving stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares is easy and can come with significant tax benefits. Just follow these instructions.

Matching Gifts

Multiply the power of your gift! Find out if your employer matches donations.

Wire Transfer

Contact the Advancement Office at for instructions.

Phone in a Gift

Contact the Advancement Office at 650-854-4545 x139.