Support

Families choose Barstow for its innovative, individualized education. Your generous support of The Barstow Fund during 2021-2022 gives us so much to look forward to in the year ahead. 
The Barstow Fund supports our programs that allow every student to pursue academic excellence, while participating in signature programs and a wide array of extracurricular activities. Demand for a Barstow education has never been higher and your support helps us provide these opportunities.

The Barstow Fund

Thank you! Our generous community helped us exceed our goal for The Barstow Fund, giving $875,179 during the 2021-2022 school year!

As alumni, families, faculty and friends of the school, you are part of a vibrant community that shares a mission "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development of mind, body and character.” Your support has helped us provide the area's most innovative independent school education since 1884.

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 $875,179.00
Remaining $0.00
As of Date 6/30/2022
End Date 6/30/2022

Soni Patel, 2021-2022 Board Advancement Chair

We are grateful
to alumni, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents who supported The Barstow Fund in 2021-2022. The school secured its largest gift ever with a generous $7.5 million from an anonymous donor. It is already helping to fund construction projects that will modernize our campus for generations of future students. I am proud to be part of this community and to witness your unwavering commitment that helps us build a bright future together.

Ways to Give

List of 8 items.

  • 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

FAQ

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

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Dreiling

    Jennifer Dreiling 

    Vice President Advancement
    816-277-0433
  • Photo of Dan McNickle

    Dan McNickle 

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

    Marcia Fisher 

    Advancement Events Coordinator
    (816) 277-0410
  • Gena Munsch 

    Advancement Administrative Assistant
    (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

Alumni

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 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.
    Form

Alumni Board

2021-2022
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.

  • Boyd Morrison

    1985
    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

    2018
    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

    1985
    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

    2014
    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

    2009
    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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