Brooklyn private independent school

Inspire, Innovate, Ignite Campaign

Berkeley Carroll is the school it is today because of thoughtful strategic planning over the past two decades and the philanthropic support of families and alumni. The generosity of donors has made possible capital projects, acquisitions, and investments in the school’s endowment, that ensure a Berkeley Carroll education is always defined by excellence.

Berkeley Carroll’s most recent capital campaign, Inspire, Innovate, Ignite, raised $10.5 million for the school. The campaign’s focus was to optimize 181 Lincoln Place with improved and expanded spaces for learning, as well as an investment in the school’s endowment to ensure Berkeley Carroll’s long-term fiscal strength.

The school’s Lincoln Place campus now has a new Beta Lab, sculpture studio, dedicated Upper School and Middle School libraries, science labs, and classrooms. These spaces support the student-centered, integrated approach to learning that Berkeley Carroll is known for.

The campaign also included the Robert D. Vitalo Fund for Growth and Innovation in Teaching. This endowment fund honored Bob Vitalo, Berkeley Carroll’s Head of School from 2005-2019. It supports professional development opportunities for faculty and Berkeley Carroll’s commitment to continually invest in talented teachers and their teaching.

Capital campaigns, like Inspire, Innovate, Ignite help Berkeley Carroll make significant strategic investments in the school’s future.