Annual Appeal

There is no independent school in New York City where tuition covers everything.  In order to maintain the excellence of our program, we look to you, families past and present, as well as alumni and friends, to help us in this effort to secure our financial future.
The Special Fund. The Special Fund provides the Brick Church School with the services of a school psychologist, a language therapist, a third teacher per class in classes larger than 10 children, faculty longevity increases and bonuses, and special additions to the curriculum. It also supplements the budget for direct financial aid awards. This is an unrestricted fund.
The Paul Austin Wolfe Scholarship Fund.  Funds from this permanent endowment, established in 1975 and named for the founder of The Brick Church School, provide financial aid for children at the school. This year 14 percent of our children are receiving financial aid.

The Faculty Fund. Funds from this permanent endowment are used to increase faculty compensation beyond what tuition can cover in order to continue to recruit and retain talented teachers.

The Lydia Spinelli Fund for Professional Development. This fund provides money for research grants, travel, and study, and pays for tuition and other costs of courses, conferences, and workshops on the latest developments in Early Childhood Education. In doing this, the fund further enhances the school’s appeal to present and future faculty and helps make it an even more exciting and stimulating place to learn.


Thank you for your past generosity.  A gift of any size is appreciated.  Our goal is 100% parent participation.
The Brick Church School is particularly grateful to those individuals who make leadership level contributions. A leadership gift is an individual contribution or a combination of an individual and a corporate matching gift received in the same giving year.

Director’s Circle
$25,000 and over

Brick Patrons

Brick Builders

Brick Sustainers

Brick Benefactors
Brick Supporters
Brick Donors
Gifts up to $999
This is your opportunity to guarantee the excellence of a Brick Church School experience. The Annual Appeal plays a critical role in helping our faculty and staff provide an exceptional education. Your gift is an expression of support for the educational program that Brick maintains for its students.
Please consider making your donation today. The Brick Annual Appeal concludes on June 30, 2019. Contributions are deductible for income tax purposes as permitted by law.

Thank you,

The Day School Committee:

Elizabeth Philipp, Chair
Kristin Allen
Susan Austin
Thérèse Cruite
Victoria D’Agostino
Paul Elmlinger
Susanne Harl
Anne Huneke
Mahesh Katkar
Nitin Karnani
Jennifer Kinderman
Robbie Pennoyer
Rev. Kimberly Clayton, Transitional Senior Minister
Lydia Spinelli, Director