For 50 years, the generosity of 1000s of donors has enabled our
students to create their own future. Excellent facilities allow
students to move within a variety of academic settings and in
different academic worlds. One day students may be conducting a
highly sophisticated science experiment in a
state-of-the-art science lab, the next accessing information using
web technology, and the third day engaging in the reflection
necessary to write the thoughtful essay for English class. Whatever
the educational or extracurricular need, Development is dedicated
to providing the resources to help make it happen.
In 2009, the Academy concluded a $12.5 million campus-wide
capital campaign to build the new Upper School, Patriots Hall.
Since then, every building on campus has undergone major capital
renovations. Here are some other Development highlights:
The development philosophy rests on a fundamental belief in the
importance of community engagement. Our volunteers are a major
reason for the success of Development at BA. Working in
collaboration with the Development Office is a mobilized and
dedicated volunteer group that supports the mission, values, and
beliefs of the school. More than 40 on-going fun-, friend-, and
fund-raising activities are volunteer-led and
Since its beginning in 1962, it has been the philosophy of BA
that philanthropic support goes directly to capital needs. No
development dollars are used to subsidize tuition and operations.
This is a rather unique philosophy and one that ensures responsible
Independence, hard work, personal responsibility, respect for
country, and the five stars were the ideals upon which the Academy
was built. These ideals have guided the school for its first
50 years and will continue to guide it for the next 50 and
beyond. Development at BA is dedicated to preserving and
enhancing these ideals.
Happy 50th Anniversary BA!
Director of Development
262-783-3200, ext. 107