Brimmer and May relies on the voluntary support of its community to maintain excellence today and secure a vision for the future. Brimmer and May’s primary source of revenue is tuition, but tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating each child, and the School relies on philanthropy to cover that gap.
Voluntary support for Brimmer and May comes from our generous donors including current parents, parents of alumni, alumni, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends. Annual Fund
gifts provide critical support for operations during the current school year, while endowment, capital gifts, and planned gifts provide for our future by supporting new and updated facilities as well as for endowments for financial aid, faculty salaries and benefits, professional development, and special programs. Please click here
to learn more about ways to give.
Brimmer and May’s Development Office follows the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) industry standard Donor Bill of Rights and stewards all gifts, keeping our generous donors well-informed and honoring their intentions.
Director of Development
Elizabeth joined Brimmer and May as the Director of Development in Summer 2011. Elizabeth received a B.A. in History from Amherst College. Previously, she was the Director of Annual Giving and a Campaign Strategist at a junior boarding school west of Boston. Prior to that, she worked as an Account Director in marketing and advertising at several Boston communications firms. She was especially attracted to Brimmer and May’s mission, which states in part "Our objective is to develop informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community of the 21st century."
Director of the Brimmer and May Annual Fund
Sharin is the Director of the Annual Fund and Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs. She has also taught in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Sharin holds a B.A. in Education from Boston College and has worked at Brimmer and May since 1982. Her commitment to global education is to be further exposed and enriched to the challenges of living and contributing to the world on a local and global level. In 2011, she traveled with colleagues and students to China and South Korea as part of Winterim, an educational travel program. Her ability to work in a warm, stimulating environment of students, colleagues, and families is what she likes about working at Brimmer and May.
Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Events
Amanda is a Brimmer and May graduate of the Class of 1988. She received a B.A. from Bennington in 1992. Amanda has been a part of the Brimmer and May Community since she was 13-years-old and has worked in Admissions and Alumni and Development. She loves working at Brimmer and May and truly believes in the School and its mission.
Director of Major and Planned Gifts
John is the Director of Planned Giving. He works closely with the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, to assist alumni and parents in making gifts to the School in the form of bequests or other future, planned gifts. John received a B.A. in economics from Lawrence University, served three years as an officer in the Marine Corps, and earned an M.B.A. from Wharton Graduate School. After 25 years in commercial banking at Bank of Boston he moved to the non-profit sector as Director of Major and Planned Gifts at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In 2007, he joined Brimmer and May, where he likes the atmosphere and staff at the School. John serves on the Board, as Treasurer, of the Planned Giving Group of New England. He says, “As one who has traveled to over 40 countries, it is very important that students understand that the world is very different from Massachusetts and the U.S.”
Emily works part-time as database coordinator in the Development Office. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Music at Carleton College in 2011. She is also working towards an A.M. in Psychology at Harvard University. Emily loves working at Brimmer because everybody says "hello" and has a ready smile!