Endowment - Ensuring Our Future!
Since Bosque School’s beginning, the Bosque School Board of Trustees has been committed to growing the young endowment for a secure future. Endowments allow long-term growth of funds that ultimately provide scholarships and operating revenue from the interest accrued each year. Building the endowment ensures sustainability of financial aid efforts and provides an additional funding source separate from the annual operating budget.
Established Financial Aid Endowment:
The Klaus Weber Scholarship Endowment Fund
Newly established in December 2015, this endowment fund will support Bosque’s need-based financial aid program while honoring Bosque School's faculty member, Klaus Weber who will be retiring May 2016. Klaus greatly values the diverse student body at Bosque School and his wish was to have all funds raised in his honor be applied to a scholarship endowment which will aid Bosque students for years to come.
Alumni Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by our young alumni association through an inaugural gift from the Class of 2006. As the Alumni Scholarship Fund grows, it will offer a way to share the experience of Bosque School with others by providing financial aid awards. Family, friends and alumni are invited to make gifts to honor a Bosque Alumni or graduating senior.Alumni Page
Rod J. Pera and Mary Kay Pera Endowment Scholarship (established June 2014)
The Rod J. Pera and Mary Kay Pera Endowment Scholarship was established by the Sandia Foundation in honor of Rod and Mary Kay’s passion of offering an unparalleled college preparatory education to qualified New Mexico students regardless of their financial situation. Rod J. Pera was a long time member of the Sandia Foundation Board and served as a Trustee of Bosque School from 1995-2005, 2006-2013.
Dr. Clifford Crawford Fund
This endowment was created by the Crawford family to honor the founder of the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP).
Dr. Crawford was a Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico: Throughout his career he was dedicated to the study of ecological systems, particularly the Middle Rio Grande bosque. Because of his efforts, tens of thousands of students of all ages have participated in BEMP’s citizen science and watershed stewardship efforts. Dr. Clifford Crawford: July 30, 1932 – September 4, 2010. Supporters of BEMP are encouraged to help make this fund grow to sustain the program.
Scholarship Endowment Fund in Honor of Dan Shaw
Established in April 2014, this endowment fund will support Bosque’s financial aid program and will provide funds to go to qualified and deserving students who uphold the values for which Dan Shaw stands-a commitment to academic scholarship, a love for the environment, a devotion to improving one’s community, and a willingness to act with integrity in all one does.
The Gerald and Betty Ford Presidential Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2007, this endowment fund honors the late President Gerald R. Ford and former first lady, Betty Ford, for the service and heartfelt commitment they have shared with Bosque School. This scholarship will enable a student who embodies the Ford family virtues to experience a Bosque School education.
Bosque School is committed to using endowment funds to support the cultural, economic, and intellectual diversity of the school community by offering need-based financial aid to students who show academic promise, talent and good character. For independent schools, a healthy endowment makes it possible to respond to advancements in technology, offer higher salaries for talented faculty and sustain a strong financial aid program.
The Valerie Gerard Dillon Fund for Financial Aid
This fund was created in 2005 in memory of the mother of a Bosque School Alumnae, Cariad Dillon ’02, by the family. This fund will provide financial aid to need-based students.
For more information on contributing to one of these endowments or establishing an endowment fund in honor of, or in memory of, a friend or loved one, contact the Development Department at (505) 898-6388.
Edward E. Ford Endowment Fund
The Edward E. Ford Foundation, which is based in Brooklyn, NY, is a unique foundation that only funds independent schools. In November 2014, Bosque School was awarded a grant by the Edward E. Ford Foundation. This award was a matching grant whereby Bosque needed to raise $50,000 by December 31, 2015. Thanks to the entire Bosque community -- trustees, alumni parents, current parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, matching corporate gifts, and friends -- the fundraising milestone was met through a combination of special events (Bosque Used Book Bonanza, Parents in the Classroom seminars, and an evening with ABC News correspondent John Quinones) and generous donations from individuals.
Thanks to this generosity, Bosque School received $50,000 from the E. E. Ford Foundation for need-based financial aid in the 2016-2017 school year, while the funds raised by the school have been added to the school’s financial aid endowment.
Bosque School is a not-for-profit organization (501c3).