Support Berkeley

The Berkeley Fund

Since Berkeley was founded in 1960, it has created countless opportunities for generations of children. Berkeley is the optimal choice for children because it is where leadership, vision, integrity, and virtue thrive. It is where community service, the love of learning, and self-confidence are instilled in our children. The Berkeley Fund, our annual giving program, plays an invaluable role in providing enrichment opportunities for our students and faculty that tuition alone cannot cover.

Whether meeting a guest author, working with fabrication tools and the latest engineering equipment, practicing under stadium lighting with new athletic gear, or learning material from top faculty in their field of study, the Berkeley Fund helps our children reach their full potential as students, artists, leaders, and athletes. Your support of the Berkeley Fund makes it all possible and impacts every corner of campus.

We are proud of Berkeley’s culture of philanthropy and strong community support! Please join our Trustees, faculty, and staff by making a gift to the Berkeley Fund today.

The Berkeley Funds FAQ

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What does my contribution go toward?

    Supplements tuition dollars to give our teachers well-earned salary increases; provides teaching tools and equipment to enhance our children’s classroom, athletic, and fine arts opportunities; and subsidizes our endowment program, which in turn helps keep tuition affordable.
  • Why do you ask me to give when I already pay tuition?

    Because tuition alone does not cover the actual expense of educating your child. The actual cost per student is approximately $1,800 above the cost of tuition. Families who give to the Berkeley Fund subsidize the true cost of a Berkeley education.
  • Why don’t you just charge more tuition?

    We want Berkeley to be affordable to every qualified student and so we try to keep tuition reasonable.
  • How much should I give?

    Only you can determine the amount of your gift to Berkeley. We encourage every family to make a philanthropic priority. By our example, we teach our students – our future leaders – the value of giving generously to help others. There are gift clubs to suit anyone’s comfort level. The Impact Report is an excellent guide when determining your own gift level.
  • Do I have to send a check right away?

    No, you can pledge your gift now and indicate a payment schedule that is most convenient for you and we will be happy to remind you when your pledge is due. All pledges should be paid in full by the end of Berkeley’s fiscal year on June 30. Gifts may be paid by cash, check, stock transfer, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express). You may also set up an electronic transfer schedule. Alternatively, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to find out how easy it is to donate appreciated stock.
  • Do the faculty and staff give to the Berkeley Fund?

    Our wonderful faculty and staff have given 100% for the past 16 years!
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.