Battle Ground Academy seeks to raise $5 million for its Endowment during the course of this Campaign. The endowment provides a consistent income for the school and is used for academic programs, faculty salaries, and financial aid. Increasing our endowment over the next several years will have an exponential impact on the educational experience of our students and the school’s finances.
Over the years, numerous BGA alumni and families have created and contributed to named endowment funds to honor members of the BGA community that have had a significant impact on their experiences at the school.
As part of Creating Our Future,
donors may establish new named funds or contribute to existing funds. In certain cases, there is a minimum gift required to establish a new fund. Gifts may be in the form of an outright gift or multi year pledge. Additionally, some donors may decide to make a gift through a planned gift. Please contact a member of the Advancement Staff
if you have made or are considering a planned gift to the school.
Existing named funds include the Fleming Scholars Fund which supports the school’s financial aid program.
The fund is named in memory of three members of the Fleming family who graduated from BGA in the 1920s. The James B. Akin ’26 Endowment Fund was established in honor of Mr. Akin who taught and coached at BGA for 32 years. The fund provides professional development funds for the faculty. The Helen & Ralph Brown ’49 Spirit Medal and the David A. Hernandez ‘49 Award are among the school’s most respected awards given at Graduation. The W.D. Mooney English Medal is presented annually to the senior with the highest scholastic average in English. A full list of named endowment funds may be found here
The Campaign and our Endowment are already making a difference at BGA. The Charles C. Fowler, Jr. ‘62 Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Charlie by his family and provides need-based financial aid to an Upper School student. Additionally, several families have notified the school of their intentions to include the school in their estate planning. Over the last several years, BGA’s endowment has increased as a result of prudent investing and careful spending, and now is the time to bolster that growth through significant contributions.