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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 support socioeconomic diversity
  • 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) - $2,325 per student for 2021-2022. Tuition covers approximately 93% 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 2021-2022 Campaign:

$30,000 and above

Cornerstone Society


Anagnost Society


Benefactor Society


Founder Society


Trustee Society


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.