The Bishop's community always comes together - inspired, resilient and connected - in times of need. During this unique school year, we are committed to caring for our students and delivering a Bishop's quality education.

More than 300 alumni supported the fall alumni campaign TOGETHER WE ARE BISHOP'S. Thank you for your gifts which helped us reach our goal of 300 alumni donors by Dec. 31, unlocking $22,500 in challenge gifts from your fellow alumni.

Stay tuned for spring 2021 campaigns beginning in March.

Click here to make you 2020-2021 annual gift.


In October 2021, class years ending in 1 and 6 will gather for Reunion Weekend. Commemorate your time at Bishop’s with a special reunion gift in honor of your favorite teacher or in memory of a classmate. Make your gift online here.

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The strength of alumni participation in the School’s giving program is confirmation that alumni continue to believe in Bishop’s and take pride in the School’s mission.
The alumni participation rate is the percentage of alumni who make a gift to the School within the fiscal year (Aug. 1 to July 31) and is viewed as a measure of alumni satisfaction by foundations and major donors. The higher the participation rate, the more likely the School is to receive major gifts and foundation grants. All gifts - no matter the amount - count toward the participation rate!
Support student financial aid
Provide quality programs for students
Attract and retain top faculty
Support faculty professional growth
Provide students with an environment where they can reach their full potential

Can I make a gift in honor of a favorite faculty member or in memory of a classmate?
Yes, fill in the Tribute Information section when making your gift online.
How much should I give?
All gifts - no matter the amount - count toward the alumni participation rate and make an impact on the School. Many alumni give an amount that reflects their class year (Example: $19.79 or $79.00). Celebrate the founding year of the School and join the 1909 Club with a gift of $1,909. Special membership levels are available for Classes of 2001-2020.
What fund should I support?
Support the fund that means the most to you. The Alumni Fund supports the current year’s greatest needs or there are a number of endowment funds created in honor of classes, teachers, departments and heads of school including The Bishop’s School Alumni Association Financial Aid Fund.
When should I make my annual gift?
Alumni are encouraged to make their annual gifts in the fall through the solicitation mailer and follow up email, but annual gifts can be made anytime within the school year (Aug. 1 - July 31) to be counted in the Class Participation Cup. Alumni celebrating a class reunion should make their gift or pledge before the start of Reunion Weekend (Oct. 23, 2020) to be counted in the Reunion Participation Cup.

In the spirit of competition, the Alumni Association offers three giving cups: 
Board Cup – Board of Trustees vs. Alumni Association Board first to reach 100 percent
Reunion Participation Cup – Reunion class with highest participation rate by Reunion Weekend (Oct. 23, 2020)
Class Participation Cup – Class with the highest participation rate each school year (Aug. 1 - July 31)
Become a member of the Consecutive Giving Society. Loyal donors build success, providing the means by which Bishop's can continue to sustain its reputation for excellence. Gifts of any amount are counted toward Consecutive Giving Society membership. To become a member, simply make a gift to the School two years in a row. To maintain your membership and reach new recognition milestones, make a gift every year.

The Bishop's School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
For more information on Alumni Giving, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (858) 875-0805.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.