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Annual Giving

Why Annual Giving?

Like most independent schools, Catherine Cook is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on voluntary contributions to cover the difference between tuition income and the cost of educating students. Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign support the annual operating budget and fund the integral needs of the school, including

  • Tuition assistance to facilitate socioeconomic diversity and help families affected by economic downturns
  • Competitive compensation for faculty and staff to recruit and retain talented and experienced educators
  • Professional development and training
  • Facilities and technological upgrades, resources and tools

What Should We Give?

 

We ask each family to "Zap the Gap" for their student(s) - $2,150 per student for 2020-2021. Tuition covers about 90% of the cost of an independent school education, and your gift helps to fill that "gap."

 

 

 

Leadership Giving

Please strongly consider making a leadership gift and joining an Annual Giving Society. These gifts inspire others and create a strong foundation for the 2020-2021 Campaign:

$30,000 and above

Cornerstone Society

$20,000-$29,999

Anagnost Society

$15,000-$19,999

Benefactor Society

$10,000-$14,999

Founder Society

$5,000-$9,999

Trustee Society

$2,500-$4,999

Head of School Society

 

Benefits of an Independent School Model

      • Voluntary gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are fully tax-deductible to donors.
      • Competitive tuition rates allow more students to benefit from an independent school education.
      • A culture of philanthropy is an important part of our community.