Thank you for your generous support of The Barstow School! Families choose Barstow for our innovative academics, varied extracurricular activities and inclusive community.
Alumni, families, faculty and friends of the school are part of a vibrant community that supports our mission "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character." The Barstow Fund plays an important part in sustaining that mission.
Your generosity supports our ability to maintain small class sizes, attract and retain world-class teachers and create the innovative academic programs that make Barstow the area's top independent school.

The Barstow Fund

Gifts of every amount help us provide the area's most innovative independent school education, while also allowing us to improve our State Line campus and add programs and spaces that enhance each student's daily experience.

Mike Kulp, Board Advancement Chair 2022-2023

"A sincere thank you to our community, who understood the importance of supporting the Driving Forward campaign for a second driveway. Here’s to an exciting year as construction begins."

Thank you for your support!

Green and White Gala 2023

Ways to Give

List of 8 items.

  • Donate Online

    Use our simple and secure giving page to give by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
  • Via Snail Mail

    Send a check payable to
    The Barstow School
    11511 State Line Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  • Make a Pledge

    Call Jennifer Dreiling in the Advancement Office at 816-277-0433.
  • Matching Gift

    Use an employer's matching gift program.

  • Corporate Sponsorship

    Explore a variety of opportunities for corporate giving.
  • Donate Stocks & Securities

    You may be eligible for a charitable deduction.

  • Planned Giving

    Include Barstow in your estate plans.

  • Thank You

    Thank you for your generous support.

Giving Levels

Mind Body Character Society

$100,000 and up

1884 Founders Society
$25,000 to $99,999
Mary Louise Barstow Society
$10,000 to $24,999
Ada K. Brann Society
$5,000 to $9,999
Barstow Society
$1,500 to $4,999
Knights Society
$500 to $1,499
Green and White Society
Up to $499
Armillary Society
5+ consecutive years of giving


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Why are gifts to The Barstow Fund important after I’ve already paid tuition?

    Your tax-deductible gift helps make up the difference between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the school. This is critical because tuition covers about 80% of the cost of educating a child at Barstow. Your gift supports the school’s ability to maintain small class sizes, retain world-class faculty and bolster the programs and traditions that define the Barstow experience.
  • How much should I give to The Barstow Fund?

    All gifts of all sizes make a difference. We ask only that you make a gift that is meaningful to your family.
  • When do I need to make my gift?

    You can make your gift whenever it’s right for your family. All gifts must be received on or before June 30 to be included in the current fiscal year.
  • Is my gift tax deductible?

    Yes. One hundred percent of your gift to The Barstow Fund is tax deductible. The Barstow School is a nonprofit educational organization, a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A tax letter will be sent upon receiving your donation.
At Barstow we are
Driving Forward

2023–2024 Impact Report

Advancement Office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Dreiling

    Jennifer Dreiling 

    Vice President Advancement
  • Photo of Dan McNickle

    Dan McNickle 

    Executive Director Summer Programs & Extended Care, Community Relations and Barstow Fund Manager
    (816) 277-0428
  • Photo of Gena Munsch

    Gena Munsch 

    Advancement Administrative Assistant
    (816) 277-0422
  • Photo of Claire Lednicky

    Claire Lednicky 15

    Alumni Coordinator
    (816) 277-0414