In October 2021, Raynier granted $250,000 to Byerschool in support of their 20th Anniversary Opportunity Fund.

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the renewed national emphasis on racial inequities, have highlighted the urgency of improving outcomes for all their students.

The 20th Anniversary Opportunity Fund will be an application-based grant source that will provide families with financial assistance towards summer camps (general, sleep-away, and specialty), summer school programs, and after-school programs offering in-depth exposure to students’ special interests.

The fund will provide stipends to faculty to develop new after-school and summer enrichment programs, pay for online resources like Rosetta Stone for language instruction, and pay stipends to specialists in areas like the arts, athletics and STEM subjects for both in-person and remote-access programs.