Thank you for your generous support of The Barstow School! Families choose Barstow for our innovative academics, varied extracurricular activities and inclusive community. We are stronger together. We are building together. And in 2022-2023, we are driving forward together.

The Barstow Fund

Driving Forward

Alumni, families, faculty and friends of the school are all part of a vibrant community that supports Barstow's mission "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character."
The Barstow Fund plays an important part in sustaining that mission. Gifts of every amount help us provide the area's most innovative independent school education, while also allowing us to improve our State Line campus and add programs and spaces that enhance the Barstow experience.
As we mark sixty years on State Line Road, the need for another campus access point is imperative. This year, all gifts to The Barstow Fund will support Driving Forward, the campaign for a second driveway.
The project's projected cost is $2 million. An anonymous donor will match each gift dollar-for-dollar through March 31, 2023.

Ways to Give

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  • Donate Online

    Use our simple and secure giving page to give by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
  • Via Snail Mail

    Send a check payable to
    The Barstow School
    11511 State Line Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  • Make a Pledge

    Call Jennifer Dreiling in the Advancement Office at 816-277-0433.
  • Matching Gift

    Use an employer's matching gift program.

  • Corporate Sponsorship

    Explore a variety of opportunities for corporate giving.
  • Donate Stocks & Securities

    You may be eligible for a charitable deduction.

  • Planned Giving

    Include Barstow in your estate plans.

  • Thank You

    Thank you for your generous support.

Giving Levels

Mind Body Character Society

$100,000 and up

1884 Founders Society
$25,000 to $99,999
Mary Louise Barstow Society
$10,000 to $24,999
Ada K. Brann Society
$5,000 to $9,999
Barstow Society
$1,500 to $4,999
Knights Society
$500 to $1,499
Green and White Society
Up to $499
Armillary Society
5+ consecutive years of giving


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Why are gifts to The Barstow Fund important after I’ve already paid tuition?

    Your tax-deductible gift helps make up the difference between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the school. This is critical because tuition covers about 80% of the cost of educating a child at Barstow. Your gift supports the school’s ability to maintain small class sizes, retain world-class faculty and bolster the programs and traditions that define the Barstow experience.
  • How much should I give to The Barstow Fund?

    All gifts of all sizes make a difference. We ask only that you make a gift that is meaningful to your family.
  • When do I need to make my gift?

    You can make your gift whenever it’s right for your family. All gifts must be received on or before June 30 to be included in the current fiscal year.
  • Is my gift tax deductible?

    Yes. One hundred percent of your gift to The Barstow Fund is tax deductible. The Barstow School is a nonprofit educational organization, a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A tax letter will be sent upon receiving your donation.
At Barstow we are
Building Together

2022-2023 Impact Report

Advancement Office

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  • Photo of Jennifer Dreiling

    Jennifer Dreiling 

    Vice President Advancement
  • Photo of Dan McNickle

    Dan McNickle 

    Executive Director Summer Programs & Extended Care, Community Relations and Barstow Fund Manager
    (816) 277-0428
  • Photo of Gena Munsch

    Gena Munsch 

    Advancement Administrative Assistant
    (816) 277-0422
  • Photo of Claire Lednicky

    Claire Lednicky 15

    Alumni Coordinator
Building Together
Support for The Barstow Fund comes from a diverse group of donors

States represented in the donor report
The Armillary Society
recognizing consecutive giving

10 members

11 members

58 members

86 members


Lauren Carson ‘04, past Alumni Association Board President

“We want Barstow alumni to know that there is a network of people who are here to help you feel connected and supported.  We exist to serve one another and to support the future of the Barstow community.”

Alumni Board

Andrea Becker '08, President
David Franz '05
Emily Eschbacher Rucker '96
Burton Sexton '96
Alex Short '05
Wenhan Sun '20

Alumni Officer

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  • Photo of Claire Lednicky

    Claire Lednicky 15

    Alumni Coordinator

Alumni Engagement

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  • Alumni Happy Hours

    Throughout the year, the Barstow Alumni office will be traveling across the country to visit alumni. Join us as we come to your city for a happy hour and dinner. Let us know if you’d like us to come visit your city!
  • Class Reunions

    Class reunions are a great way to reconnect with friends and faculty, to remember school traditions and to see all the exciting changes on campus. If you have a reunion year coming up, check out our planning guide to get started. 

Class Notes

Class notes are the best way to keep up on what other alumni are doing, share your exciting news and keep connected to Barstow. Share your news with us!

Recent Class Notes

List of 5 news stories.

  • Boyd Morrison

    Boyd Morrison '85 recently spent five days filming Miranda's Victim directed by Michele Danner, located in New Jersey. Boyd plays a bailiff, which was an extra featured role. He notes that although this was not a speaking role, you'll see his face clearly several times in a pivotal courtroom scene. 
  • Ethan Doskey

    Ethan Doskey '18 submitted his play Past, Wrapped for review at The Theatre School at DePaul University during his junior year and recently received the news that his play will be showcased as a studio production. The show collides psychological drama with the genres of thrillers, "memory plays," absurdism, trance film, documentary, and film noir.
  • Boyd Morrison '85 & Beth Morrison '86

    Barstow siblings Boyd Morrison '85 and Beth Morrison '86 are excited to announce their new book, "The Lawless Land" that they co-wrote together. Their book will be released on May 12th. 
  • Maria Ioudenitch

    Maria Ioudenitch '14 won three international violin competitions and will be coming back to Kansas City to perform with the KC Symphony in January 2023. 
  • Broc Exposito

    Broc Exposito '09 is proud to announce the opening of his new law firm! He is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and focuses primarily on criminal defense, DUI, and traffic tickets. 
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