The Raise the Bear campaign is one of the most important annual giving opportunities at Beresford – ensuring that we can fund the Art Program and Classroom Support Aide for the school year. Raise the Bear typically raises about 35% of our operating budget, with Employer Donation Match raising an additional 15%.

EXPECTATION: As in the past few years, our suggested donation is $456. This year we would like to really focus on achieving a 100% family participation and we want to encourage every family to give what they comfortably can. Every donation, no matter the size, truly makes a significant difference at a small school like Beresford. And please, find out if your company matches donations (many use a portal like and your HR department can help you make your donation and request a company match simultaneously. Donations are fully tax deductible and our Tax ID is 94-3302025.


TIMELINE: While we have an official Raise the Bear Week in August – culminating in our Welcome Back BBQ, we are happy to accept your donation whenever works best for your family. Earlier donations do allow us to continue forward with the academic support as planned.

For any questions, please ask Meredith Nassihi 




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