LENOX/STOCKBRIDGE, MA (03/09/2020) (readMedia)-- With gratitude, Head of School, Jenifer Fox, announced today that Berkshire Country Day School received the largest single private gift in the school's history.
Philanthropist Emily Fisher, grandparent of current sixth grader Emily Fisher '22, donated a transformational gift to support the School's already existing strong educational foundation and to provide for the future of BCD. Fisher's gift comes as the school prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding.
"BCD has been wonderful for my granddaughter." Emily explained to Fox. "There's no place like it in the area and I want to ensure the School is here for years to come. My hope is that this gift inspires others to invest in the school." Ms. Fisher told Ms. Fox.
"This truly transformational gift will allow us to keep moving forward with our tradition of serious learning in a warm and personal setting while we work to make it affordable to all through BCD's Fair Share Tuition Program." Fox explained.
Emily Fisher believes in the power education holds to improve lives and communities. In addition to Berkshire Country Day, her investments have nourished Simon's Rock and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
"What many people don't know is that BCD serves families from a wide-range of income levels across Berkshire and Columbia Counties. We are able to offer an affordable price point due to income from a variety of sources." Fox explained. "A gift like the one Emily gave, allows us to strengthen our endowment so that we may actualize our mission to empower citizenship in all its forms. To accomplish that, we need represent all the kinds of citizens who make up our local population. We are good at that and this gift will allow us to get even better at it."
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Berkshire Country Day School, established in 1946 and located at 55 Interlaken Road in Stockbridge, MA, is an independent school for students in Preschool through Grade 9. Berkshire Country Day School exists to inspire the individual promise of every student, that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world. For more information about the school, visit berkshirecountryday.org.