The cost of education is much more complex than tuition alone, and being relevant, fluid, and inspiring requires having some choice, year-over-year, about what Beaver offers and how we educate our students. Our endowment – i.e., sustainable financial resources – ensures we continue moving forward as the school we’ve been and always want to be.

This Campaign marks the first time the school has formally initiated an endowment fundraising effort. Permanent resources are critical to our future, and adding $3 million to our current endowment will ensure the hallmarks of a Beaver education remain intact, specifically our commitment to new signature programs and financial aid.


  • Beaver’s endowment is currently $13.5 million, a smaller endowment than the majority of our peers.
  • A growing endowment ensures we can continue to support signature programs – like the Innovator-in-Residence Program – that we’ve tested and know we want to continue.
  • Our endowment contributes towards our ability to offer financial aid. Each year, we are able to offer aid to about 120 students who require some form of financial assistance – and the need is growing. Click here to see an exciting example of this at work! 
  • Make a planned gift! Join the Beatrice Van Ness Society. In doing so, you can let us know you intend to make a deferred or planned gift to Beaver, which can count towards this effort.