For over 50 years, God has blessed Brookfield Christian School, enabling BCS to provide high-level Christian education in the Metro Milwaukee area. In 2012, the BCS community joined together through the Faith Reaching Further Capital Campaign to raise funds outside of tuition to expand and renovate our physical building. The building project began in 2013 and today, students, families, faculty and staff are benefiting from the new middle school classrooms, art room, library and gym in the expansion as well as the renovations completed in the existing building.
Without broad support from the whole BCS community, such a campaign would not have been possible. The total gifts collected during this first phase have resulted in a remaining debt amount of roughly $400,000, at least $200,000 less than anticipated. We thank all of you who helped with Phase I of the campaign and made the expansion and renovation a reality.
We continue to look ahead in order to position BCS for the future and are now ready to begin Phase II of the Faith Reaching Further Capital Campaign. The goal is to raise $750,000 to achieve the following:
Phase I Debt Retirement
The remaining debt from Phase I is much less than we anticipated, thanks to our generous community. Part of the funds raised in Phase II will retire the remaining debt.
Our aging playground needs to be upgraded in order to comply with current safety standards as well as create spaces that meet the needs of the broader developmental range of our student body.
Main Entrance Update
We would like to improve the main entrance, creating a more welcoming entrance that is practical, addressing functional issues like drainage and protecting students and visitors from the elements, yet is also aesthetically pleasing.
Finally, based on our five-year facilities maintenance projections, we will need to replace aging HVAC units, replace the asphalt in the parking lot and more.
In addition, we would like to raise another $250,000 for the BCS Foundation to push the Foundation balance over the $1M mark. As the BCS Foundation donates money to the school each year to offset tuition for all families, this goal supports the school’s long-term vision to provide affordable Christian education for both current and future generations of BCS students.
If you would like to support the Faith Reaching Further Phase II Campaign, you can do so by completing a pledge card, giving online, or by mailing or dropping off a check to the school. You may also get in touch with one of our committee members (listed below). It can be a one-time gift, or a monthly, quarterly or annual pledge up to 5 years. As many companies match employee donations, be sure to ask if your employer offers a match program in order to maximize your gift.
Donations and pledge cards should be sent to the school at the address below:
Brookfield Christian School
Attn: FRF Phase II
14155 W. Burleigh Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Click below to donate online – ACH and Credit Card options are available.
As you consider what you can do to support BCS in continuing its mission to offer a Christ-centered education, you’re invited to attend a listening session on one of the following dates to learn more about the project:
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the BCS Music Room
Friday, Dec. 8 at 8:15 a.m. in the BCS Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the BCS Cafeteria
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office and you will be put in touch with a member of the Faith Reaching Further Phase II Capital Campaign.
In faith we began. In faith we go forward.
Zach TeWinkel – Campaign Chair
Ryan Dooyema – BCS Board President
Tim Reinecke – Campaign Parent Member
Rob Buikema – Campaign Society Member