BGA Closed for Thanksgiving

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BGA Closed for Thanksgiving

The faculty and staff of Battle Ground Academy want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We also want to remind everyone that the school offices will be closed November 17 through November 25 for the holiday. We will resume normal school hours on Monday, November 26. 
Additional Information
Character. Scholarship. Excellence.

Direct Your BGA Fund Gift

This year you can direct your gift to the BGA Fund toward a specific area of the school that matters most to you.  The areas to choose from are:
  • Greatest Need
  • Curriculum & Instructional Needs
  • Faculty & Staff Professional Development
  • Student Activities
  • Facilities & Physical Plant Enhancements
  • Student Access

Areas of Directed Giving FAQ

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Greatest Need

    Gifts designated to Greatest Need allow the Head of School and the Administration to determine which area(s) to direct gifts to the BGA Fund.  For example, in 2017-18, BGA was able to implement campus security enhancements because of funding made possible by the BGA Fund.
  • Curriculum & Instructional Needs

    Gifts designated to Curriculum & Instructional Needs allow Division Heads to add program enhancements when opportunities arise.  For example:
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for the Lower School to purchase more equipment for the i[3] Lab, allowing students to experience engineering, robotics, and coding.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible to grow the Robotics program available to Middle School, allowing students to research, design, and build robots for competition.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible to grow our award winning and rapidly growing Speech & Debate programs.
  • Faculty & Staff Professional Development

    Gifts designated to Faculty & Staff Professional Development allow the Academy to offer cutting edge training and professional development opportunities, which in turn help attract and retain exceptional faculty and staff and enhance the educational experience for students. For example:
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for Lower School faculty to attend a seminar with nationally known speakers entitled Differentiation for the Gifted Learner hosted by the Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for both Middle and Upper School faculty to attend the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference.
  • Student Activities

    Gifts designated to Student Activities allow the Academy to supplement and add to student programs that enrich experiences outside the classroom. For example:
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for the Lower School to host Alyssa Satin Capucilli (author of the Biscuit books) this spring.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for the Middle School to participate in a Speech & Debate after school club with Upper School faculty members.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for the College Center to host the first annual Music City Case Studies.  The “case studies” program brought together over 150 students and parents with college admission representatives to form mock admissions committees to evaluate fake applications to a fictitious university with the purpose of learning more about the intricacies of the college application process.
  • Facilities & Physical Plant Enhancements

    Gifts designated to Facilities & Physical Plant Enhancements allow the Academy to update facilities as needed and the flexibility to respond to immediate needs.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund enhanced security measures in all three divisions.
    • Gifts to the BGA Fund made it possible for the Middle School to purchase new furniture for the library.
  • Student Access

    Gifts designated to Student Access allow the Academy the flexibility to accept mission-appropriate students that will benefit from a BGA education and enhance the community.
Battle Ground Academy’s mission is to ignite and nurture
student curiosity, intellect, and character.

Gifts of Stock

Appreciated stocks can be donated to Battle Ground Academy and may be deducted for income tax purposes at full fair market value on the date of the transfer, with no significant capital gain tax liability.  If the stock is in a brokerage or bank trust account, instruct your stock broker/banker by telephone and follow up with a letter to have the stock electronically transferred to BGA's account. Our broker's contact information is as follows: 

Pat Clarke C.W.A. (BGA Class of '76)
Hilliard Lyons
Two American Center, Suite 1100
3102 West End Avenue 
Nashville, TN 37203-6841
(615) 297-2211
Account Number: 8581-3621
DTC (Depository Trust Company)# 0141
BGA's Federal tax ID# 62-0125920

Please contact the Development Office at (615) 567-8320 (Becky Jones), advising us of your gift. Follow up by mailing a letter containing: 
  • Name of the stock and number of shares
  • Your name, address and telephone number
  • The purpose of the gift
  • The date of the gift
  • Mail to: Battle Ground Academy Attn: Development Office, 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin, TN 37069
If the stock gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in your name, send the stock certificate(s) plus a signed stock power under separate cover to the above address. The donor's signature must be notarized or guaranteed by a bank officer or stockbroker. Please mail the stock power under separate cover. In case of loss or theft, the stock cannot be transferred without both documents.

Your tax deduction is based on the median price of the stock on the date of your transfer of ownership to Battle Ground Academy.

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Franklin, TN  37064
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