Capital Campaign

Bosque School was founded by a group of forward-thinking individuals who knew in their hearts that they could change the educational landscape in Albuquerque. Join this group of dreamers by being a champion and leading the next phase of Bosque’s growth.
    • Champions for Life

Bobcat Training Center

Champions for Life
The Bobcat Training Center, an auxiliary gym, will support the hearts, bodies, and minds of every Bosque School student. By enhancing practice and training facilities as well as providing additional space for games, the center will strengthen Bosque’s commitment to athletics and physical education as an essential component of a balanced, healthy life for our students and their families. Building the Bobcat Training Center is the next milestone in Bosque School’s future, and we are on track to build the center for the 2020 school year.

Center for Community Engagement (C4CE)

Champions for Social Innovation
The Center for Community Engagement is more than just a home for Bosque School’s social profit programs, it is a home for the entire Bosque community and for the Albuquerque community at large. Supporting BEMP, Sofia Center, Service Learning, and Horizons with classrooms, offices, gallery space, and a multi-purpose meeting room, the C4CE will be a gathering place for students, teachers, and community organizations.

The Center for Community Engagement is the new heart of Bosque School, a building that will define Bosque’s unique relationship with social engagement.
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    • Champions for STEM Education

Alumni Project Lab in the Pera Science Center

Champions for STEM Education
Funded by alumni giving, the Alumni Project Lab provides a dedicated space on campus for students working on STEM-related research and senior thesis projects.

Join these generous and compassionate alumni—support the Project Lab!
Kristin Salazar-Coffman, Class of 2007 and Scott Coffman
Rachel Trojahn Gupton, Class of 2009 and Billy Gupton
Cooper Tezak, Class of 2017

“It is important to me and my husband to give to the Bosque Alumni Science Lab because we know how important it is to teach STEM to our youth. Bosque sparked my passion for science through the BEMP program, chemistry and math classes, and the excitement my teachers had while teaching. For my senior thesis, I researched life beyond earth, and I started to become infatuated with the universe; that curiosity for science and space is the reason I am an electrical and computer engineer at Sandia National Labs working with satellites. Giving to this lab was a great opportunity to give back to Bosque and directly relates to some of the classes that changed the trajectory of my life.” ~Rachel Trojahn, Class of 2009

Bosque School Endowment

Champions for the Future
Leaving a legacy is part of what drives us. Much was sacrificed and risked in the beginning, but now we all benefit from the hard work and determination of those who came before us. Now is the time to make sure that those who come after us will also have a course to follow. You see, leaving a legacy is important.

Providing long-term sustainability and security for new generations of students, endowments act as insurance for the future of the school. Bosque School has always taken an innovative approach to education which was evident in the early days as our founders took risks and embraced challenges. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a grassroots effort, Bosque School has grown and prospered, yet it can’t end here.
    • Champions for the Future

Since the school's inception in 1994, generous donors have implemented or supported Endowment Funds at Bosque School. Endowments can be created with an initial gift of $25,000 or more. Endowments are assets (usually cash accounts that are invested) that are set aside so that the original assets (the “corpus”) grow over time as a result of income earned from interest on the underlying invested funds. We encourage additional gifts to any of the existing endowments at any time. Gifts to endowment funds remain in tact and only interest from the accounts are used on an annual basis for operating expenses in the designated area. Please help us grow these long-term investments for the future of Bosque School.

Bosque School Endowment Funds

List of 11 items.

  • General Endowment

    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.
  • Joanna Carlson Hart Music Endowment

    This Endowment was created in 2018 to support all musical education programs at Bosque School.
  • Ozmat-Handmaker Scholarship Endowment

    In honor of the Ozmat-Handmaker Family (Billy Handmaker, Betul Ozmat, Simon Handmaker‘15, and Lev Handmaker‘18) generous donors have established the Ozmat-Handmaker Family Horizons Student Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based financial aid to allow qualified Horizons Albuquerque students to pursue their education at Bosque School.
  • The Gerald and Betty Ford Presidential Scholarship Endowment

    Established in 2007, this endowment 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.
  • The Klaus Weber Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Established in December 2015, this fund will support Bosque’s need-based financial aid program while honoring Bosque School's faculty member, Klaus Weber, who retired in 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 to aid Bosque students for years to come.
  • Merrick '09 and Sydney '12 Dazzo Scholarship Endowment

    The Merrick and Sydney Dazzo Scholarship Fund helps provide need-based financial aid to qualified students who require additional support for learning differences or challenges. 
  • Scholarship Endowment Fund in Honor of Dan Shaw

    Established in April 2014, this fund will support Bosque’s financial aid program and provide funds to qualified, 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 always act with integrity.
  • Rod J. Pera and Mary Kay Pera Endowment Scholarship

    The Rod J. Pera and Mary Kay Pera Endowment Scholarship was established in June 2014 by the Sandia Foundation in honor of Rod and Mary Kay’s passion for offering an unparalleled college preparatory education to qualified New Mexico students regardless of their financial situation. Rod J. Pera was a longtime member of the Sandia Foundation Board and served as a trustee of Bosque School from 1995–2005 and 2006–2013.
  • Dr. Clifford Crawford BEMP Fund

    This endowment was created by the Crawford family to honor the founder of the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP). Dr. Crawford was a biology professor 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. Supporters of BEMP are encouraged to help this fund grow to sustain this vital program. Dr. Clifford Crawford: July 30, 1932–September 4, 2010.
  • Alumni Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established by our 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 Bosque alumni or graduating seniors.
  • The Valerie Gerard Dillon Fund for Financial Aid

    This fund was created in 2005 in memory of the mother of a Bosque School alumna, Cariad Dillon, Class of 2002, by the family. This fund assists students who qualify for need-based financial aid.
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.

Bosque School is a not-for-profit organization (501c3). Tax I.D. #85-0420092