Why We Support Berkeley

Early childhood and elementary education are so important because a love of lifelong learning can be nurtured and developed in line with Berkeley’s core values. We had an incredible opportunity to be a positive multiplier, impacting generations to come. Creating an environment for our exceptional teachers to thrive can only help them be their very best every day, not to mention help Berkeley recruit more great teachers. At the end of the day, it’s the dedicated and passionate teachers that make the difference.

Giving is critical, as tuition covers basic operations, and that’s important for the community to understand. Moving to our current campus in 1979, building new buildings, and having an endowment requires additional investment on behalf of the entire community. Berkeley has been fortunate to have a lineage of substantial donors. In addition to the direct impact of the physical environment, we hope to inspire future families to give significantly to Berkeley, which will benefit not only their children, but future generations, too.

Francesca and Richard Forsyth
Parents of Issie ’28, RJ ’29, Alistair ’31, and Bunny ’34
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.