Big Give 2021

Big Give is a one-day online donation drive held in December (our version of “Giving Tuesday”) to raise much needed funds to maintain our IB program.  Our IB program is what differentiates Birney from other elementary schools and we cannot take it for granted!  Fundraising supports IB certification fees and teacher training, Specials Classes (Garden, Spanish, and Art), and IB Enrichment opportunities like field trips and assemblies.   

It costs $350 per student per year to fund the IB program and the other initiatives that FOABE provides to the school.   These include providing the funding for the Garden, Spanish and Performing Arts and Music programs.   It also includes paying for Teacher supplies and field trips, virtual and in-person throughout the year.

This year, the BIG GIVE goal is to raise $35,000 from individual donors.   Help us make this goal and get your tax-deductible donations in before the year ends.   Please check with your workplace to see if they provide a match for your donation.  

Thank you so much for helping us bring more quality and substance to your child’s educational experience.

Please let us know if you’d like to become a business sponsor and spread the word to any friends and family who may want to make an end-of-the-year donation to the school!  Every dollar counts and will enable us to continue providing excellent learning opportunities for students at Birney!  Thank you in advance for your support!

We are humbled by our Birney friends and family and the continued depth of generosity & support for our  International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Every year we exceed expectations and prove over and over how powerful a group of committed citizens coming together can be. What a powerful message to send to our children!

We are always looking for a few people to help out with this event.  This one is very much behind the scenes using MailChimp, live updates to our WordPress based website, and the Donor Tools database to keep track of donations.  It’s a great opportunity to learn, help out behind the scenes, and get to know how this organization works. Email info@friendsofalicebirney.org to find out how you can help.