As alumni, families, faculty and friends of the school, you are part of a vibrant community that shares a mission to support our students through “sound scholarship and the symmetrical development of mind, body and character.” Thank you for giving to The Barstow Fund.
Your generosity supports our ability to maintain small class sizes led by world-class teachers. It bolsters our schools innovative, top-notch programs and allows us to build a strong community, united by traditions that define the Barstow experience.

The Barstow Fund

Every contribution helps us meet our 2021-2022 Barstow Fund goal. Please consider making a charitable gift to The Barstow Fund.

Our Goal & Progress

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal Amount $850,000.00
Current $189,077.00
Remaining $660,923.00
As of Date 11/15/2021
End Date 6/30/2022

Soni Patel, Board of Trustees Advancement Chair

We are grateful 
to alumni, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents who supported The Barstow Fund in 2020-2021. Giving increased in percentage from nearly every donor group. The school also secured its largest donation ever with a generous $4 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation for IDEA Space KC. I am proud to be part of this community and to witness this unwavering commitment to Barstow. Thank you for your continued support in 2021-2022. We are stronger together.

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 Laura Rayburn in the Advancement Office at 816-277-0422.
  • 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
Stronger Together

2021-2022 Impact Report

Advancement Office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Dreiling

    Jennifer Dreiling 

    Vice President Advancement
  • Photo of Marcia Fisher

    Marcia Fisher 

    Advancement Administrative Assistant & Events Coordinator
    (816) 277-0410
  • Photo of Madalyn Hague

    Madalyn Hague 

    Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Assistant, MS 7/8 Grade Girls Volleyball B Team Coach
    (816) 277-0414
  • Photo of Laura Rayburn

    Laura Rayburn 

    Coordinator of Donor Data, Research & Digital Strategies
    (816) 277-0422
Stronger 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, 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 Calendar

List of 5 events.

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Alumni Coordinator

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Madalyn Hague

    Madalyn Hague 

    Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Assistant, MS 7/8 Grade Girls Volleyball B Team Coach
    (816) 277-0414

Alumni Engagement

List of 3 items.

  • 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!
  • Alumni Collective

    We’re gathering a diverse group of alumni to investigate Barstow’s current alumni events, potential events, and other ways to engage alumni across the country, especially in light of COVID-19. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions.
    Contact Us
  • Barstow Connected

    We will not be hosting city happy hours in 2020-2021, but we want to provide a new avenue of programming to strengthen your relationships with fellow alumni. Barstow Connected is a new program that provides alumni the opportunity to connect with other alumni, whether they are in your city or across the country. Join alumni over coffee, email, zoom or however you choose! We’ll provide you with starter questions to get the conversations going and you can choose what happens next. If you’re interested, complete this form.

In Case You Missed It

MasterClass with Milton Abel II

Alumni Board

Burton Sexton '96
Emily Eschbacher Rucker '96
Lauren Carson '04, President
Alex Short '05
Patti Greenbaum '06
Sara Masner '06
Andrea Becker '08
Brent Neihart '09

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.

  • Stephanie Dudzinski M.D., Ph.D.

    Stephanie Dudzinski M.D., Ph.D. '09 graduated from Vanderbilt University’s Medical Scientist Training Program on May 14, 2021. 
  • Brandon Gaines-Richcreek

    Brandon Gaines-Richcreek '08 was recently promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Air Force and was accepted to Phoenix-Horizon Mobility, a 4-Star General boarded program where he now works in Contingency Rescue. 
  • Class of 1976

    The Class of 1976 celebrated its 45th reunion during Alumni Weekend 2021. 
  • Ashley Mercomes Rahaman

    Ashley Mercomes Rahaman '00 was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County on Feb. 22, 2021. She has been assigned to the Family Court.
  • Joey Holliday

    Joey Holliday '17 has graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in May 2021 and is now working for Real Time Innovations (RTI) in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. 
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