As alumni, families, faculty and friends of the school, you are part of a vibrant community that shares a common mission: to support our students through “sound scholarship and the symmetrical development of mind, body and character.” One of the most important ways you can do that is through The Barstow Fund.

The Barstow Fund

Every contribution helps us meet our 2020-2021 Barstow Fund goal. Please consider making a charitable gift to The Barstow Fund or make a pledge to be paid prior to June 30, 2020.

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 $1,200,000.00
Current $569,271.00
Remaining $630,729.00
As of Date 1/7/2021
End Date 6/30/2021

Soni Patel, Board of Trustees Advancement Chair

Thank you for your support
I am exceedingly grateful to all of our donors who support The Barstow Fund. When you give to Barstow through a fundraising event, a mail appeal or traditions such as Tree Day, your gift makes an immediate impact on the experience of every student. Together, our gifts broaden access to the school's exceptional offerings: from the arts to athletics to a robust curriculum. My deepest thanks to parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends of the school who make Barstow a philanthropic priority each year. Thank you for helping to ensure our students receive a truly transformative education.

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.

  • Make a Pledge

    Call the Advancement Office at 816‑277‑0415.

  • Matching Gift

    Use an employer's matching gift program.

  • 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.

Advancement Office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Ryann Tacha

    Ryann Tacha 

    Director of Advancement
    (816) 277-0415
  • Photo of Madalyn Hague

    Madalyn Hague 

    Advancement Alumni Coordinator
    (816) 277-0414
  • Photo of Laura Rayburn

    Laura Rayburn 

    Advancement Donor Data & Research Specialist
    (816) 277-0422
  • Photo of Marcia Fisher

    Marcia Fisher 

    Advancement Administrative Assistant, MS Coed Cross Country Assistant Coach
    (816) 277-0410

The Barstow School Magazine

Giving Levels

Standards High Society

$50,000 and up

1884 Founders Society
$25,000 to $49,000
Second Century Society
$10,000 to $24,999
Ada K. Brann Society
$5,000 to $9,999
Richard H. Sears Society
$3,000 to $4,999
Barstow Society
$1,500 to $2,999
Knights Society
$800 to $1,499
Green and White Society
Up to $799
Armillary Society
5+ consecutive years of giving


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Why do I need to make a gift to The Barstow Fund 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?

    We don't assign amounts to those in our community. We only ask that you make a gift that is meaningful to you and 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 Family of Funds

When making your The Barstow Fund gift, you can direct it to one of our Family of Funds and support an area that is important to you.

List of 8 items.

  • Arts Fund

    Inspires creativity by nurturing student talent in music, theatre and the Visual arts.
  • Athletics Fund

    Encourages self-discovery and personal growth through teamwork, sportsmanship and competitive sports.
  • Buildings & Grounds Fund

    Cares for our academic/athletic facilities and maintains and beautifies our campus grounds.
  • Curricular Fund

    Enriches all elements of our integrated college preparatory curriculum: classroom, the library, online classes, global education, clubs and activities.
  • Faculty Development Fund

    Empowers Barstow to attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff, and offers them the opportunity for continued learning and professional advancement.
  • Financial Aid Fund

    Enables us to enroll a talented, motivated and diverse student body who contribute to Barstow’s distinctive community.
  • Technology Fund

    Boosts our capacity to integrate cutting edge technological resources throughout our campus.
  • Unrestricted Gift

    The discretionary fund provides support where most needed within the operating budget.


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.

  • Jan

    California Alumni Happy Hour

    A virtual happy hour for alumni residing in California.
  • Feb

    Knight School-Book Club

    In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Feb

    Florida Alumni Happy Hour

    A virtual happy hour for alumni residing in Florida.
  • Feb

    MasterClass with Milton Abel II

    Join alumni and other members of the Barstow Community for a new MasterClass with professional pastry chef and alumnus, Milton Abel II, Class of 2002. Chef Milton will show us how to make his signature Baked Chocolate Custard Tart and share some of his favorite tips and tricks to creating a perfect pastry.
  • Mar

    Pacific NW Alumni Happy Hour

    A virtual happy hour for alumni residing in Oregon and Washington.
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Alumni Coordinator

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Madalyn Hague

    Madalyn Hague 

    Advancement Alumni Coordinator
    (816) 277-0414

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

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!
  • 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.

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.

  • George Whitehill

    Class of 2019
    George Whitehill '19 was honored at the National Philanthropy Day from the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the 2019 awards. Gavin worked closely with GoBabyGo to develop motorized vehicles for children who are disabled, and Happy Bottoms to record stories of how important it is for families to receive supplies for their infants.
  • Whitney Manney

    Class of 2008
    Whitney Manney '08 is making fashion into art in Kansas City. She recently sat down with women-owned businesses blogspot "A Real Nice Lady" to talk about making statements with fashion and creating a brand that's as unapologetic as she is. On top of that, she is a top 20 finalist for the first JOANN Minority Group program.
  • Dr. Ingrid Hall

    Class of 1980
    Dr. Ingrid Hall ’80 is an epidemiologist for the Center for Disease Control who worked on special assignment on the CDC's COVID-19 response team contact this summer. Read her profile in the Fall 2020 Barstow School Alumni Magazine.
  • Madison Coker

    Class of 2014
    Madison Coker ’14 is engaged and will marry Brian Trigg in February of 2021. Congratulations!
  • Sarah Elyachar

    Class of 2016
    Sarah Elyachar ’16 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College on Saturday, May 9, 2020. She majored in business with a concentration in accounting and a minor in educational studies.
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