Frequently Asked Questions

What gifts count toward the campaign?
Excellence Accelerated is a comprehensive campaign, which means that it includes gifts to the Annual Fund from fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2018, as well as directed gifts to the endowment priorities and capital projects that are outlined in the campaign priorities.

How can I make a gift?
Blake accepts gifts online, by mail or over the phone. We also accept stock transfers. Please remember that you can take your time in making a campaign gift by considering a multi-year pledge.

Is the Annual Fund part of the Comprehensive Campaign?

Yes. Excellence Accelerated: The Campaign for Blake is a comprehensive campaign that includes and recognizes endowment, capital and annual gifts made during the campaign timeframe (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018). Each donor will be recognized at a level that reflects the total summary of gifts to each of three areas outlined above.

We ask every family to start their Blake philanthropy with a gift to the Annual Fund. We hope, too, that each family will be inspired to stretch their giving during this historic year, whether through an increased gift to the Annual Fund or an additional gift to one of the campaign priorities.

How will my gift be recognized?
All donors will be recognized in our annual report published each year. Total gifts of $50,000 or more will be included on our Excellence Accelerated donor wall.

Are there naming opportunities available?
There are many opportunities within the campaign to include your name, or to honor someone with a named space or endowment fund. Our naming microsite will provide a complete visual overview of the opportunities available.

What makes Blake a special place?
Emmy-award winning documentarian Larkin McPhee Perese explores the impact a Blake education has on its students, families and teachers in this video.

Who can I contact for more information?

Laura Mark
Campaign Director (952) 988-3439
lmark@blakeschool.org

Ann Ford
Campaign Coordinator (952) 988-3446
aford@blakeschool.org

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