Give to Burris

  • Burris Laboratory School is an inclusive K-12 public school where students are challenged to pursue excellence by engaging in a well-rounded, rigorous curriculum. Beginning in kindergarten, Burris is committed to providing robust opportunities for our students in world languages, technology, design thinking, Project Lead the Way, music, art, PE, and band and orchestra. We are proud to offer these experiences; however, it requires us to be good fiscal stewards. We continually look for ways to operate more efficiently and provide opportunities for students through gifts from our alumni and friends.

    One in three students in Delaware County live below the poverty line. In fact, Delaware County is first in the state in the number of children living in poverty. Your financial contribution will make a difference in the lives of our students. Despite steep odds for some, over 98 percent of our students go on to post-secondary educational experiences.

    Your contributions to the following Burris funds will ensure that these unique educational opportunities continue to exist for all students at Burris. Thank you for your generosity and helping children have access to stellar learning opportunities.

    Burris Funds

    General Fund – 01001

    Fund Purpose: To support Burris Laboratory School initiatives, projects and supplies not covered within the operating budget.

    Examples: honor roll recognitions, extended faculty professional development opportunities, academic competitions

    Burris Science – 01002

    Fund Purpose: To provide funds to purchase scientific equipment and technology for Burris K-12 classrooms

    Examples: digital thermometer app and probes that allow iPads to record temperatures,

    Burris Orchestra – 01003

    Fund Purpose: To provide financial support for the purchase of instruments, equipment and technology to support the school band.

    Examples: storage racks for string instruments, software app for iPads

    Burris Athletics – 01004

    Fund Purpose:  To bolster the athletic department’s purchase of equipment and technology

    Examples:  Attack skill volleyball machine, basketballs, swimming/diving scoreboard

    Burris Library and Media – 01012

    Fund Purpose: To purchase books, technology and supplies for the K-12 Burris Media Center.

    Examples: high-interest fiction and non-fiction books, student technology workstation

    Burris Band – 01014

    Fund Purpose: To support the school band in purchasing instruments and technology

    Examples: new tuba, metronome apps

    How to Give

    You have multiple options for making a gift, which you’ll do through the Ball State University Foundation. You can give online, by mail, by phone, and more. Make sure you review our list of funds below so you can specify which one you want to support.