Support







Every Gift counts.

Berkshire School is committed to providing our students with outstanding faculty, programs, and facilities on every level, from the traditional to the cutting edge. In order to maintain our current success and stay ahead of new trends, we rely on the generosity and support of thousands of alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends to supplement tuition revenue and endowment income.


Ways to Give

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund has a direct and immediate impact on life at Berkshire. Contributions go directly into the current operating budget, which supports not only the academic program, but also the athletic, arts, extracurricular and financial aid programs. From lab equipment to literary journals and field trips to hockey sticks, your support matters.

Visit Berkshire's Annual Fund page.

How to Donate

Gifts can be processed by credit card (online or over the phone), check, donating stock, wire transfer or through your company's matching gift program. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Credit Card: Berkshire accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA. You can make your gift online or contact Myra Riiska, Gifts Administrator at 413-229-1225.

Check: Make checks payable to Berkshire School and indicate the appropriate fund in the memo section, then mail to:

Berkshire School
Office of Advancement
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

Stocks: For specific instructions on donating appreciated securities, contact Myra Riiska or phone 413-229-1225.

Matching Gifts: Ask your employer if your company matches charitable donations and review the basics of their program. If you decide to use this option, be sure to let Myra Riiska know so she may track the gift for you.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving allows donors to make gifts through wills, estates, bequests, trusts and other estate planning vehicles. For more information, visit the Planned Giving page.

Endowment Funds

Endowment Funds provide perpetual income for the School's operating budget in a wide range of areas, from student scholarships and faculty salaries to student activities and campus beautification. To see a complete list of endowed funds and prizes, please visit Endowed Funds or Endowed Prizes.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts supplement a donor's gift by providing funds from the donor's employer. These gifts can double or even triple a donor's contribution to the School. Ask your employer about matching gift options to see if your company matches charitable donations and review the basics of their program.

Please contact the Office of Advancement at 413-229-1907 or mriiska@berkshireschool.org with any questions you may have about supporting Berkshire School.


Michael Gutenplan '99
Alumnus

"I support Berkshire in thanks for changing my life. I want to ensure that it continues to be a strong institution into the future."



Julie Kokot '17
Student

"Supporting Berkshire has an impact on every aspect of a student's life as they grow into themselves in the classroom, on the court, or in the studio."



Dale Smith
Facilities Management

"I find that I appreciate Berkshire more with every year that goes by. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community."