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Remember when you realized that relationships were at the heart of a Cranbrook education?

The teacher, a mentor, who awakened a passion in you. The coach who held you to higher standards. The peer who took you under his or her wing. Your advisors and Cranbrook Kingswood classmates who motivated you, cared for you and who remain your lifelong, most steadfast friends.

Today, Cranbrook students are having these same formative experiences: rising to academic challenge, discovering what truly fuels their curiosity, and forging – in classrooms and labs, on stages and fields – lasting bonds with teachers and classmates. A gift to the Schools Annual Fund ensures that we can provide the students of today with the opportunity to encounter the Cranbrook you remember and what is enduring in great education: uniquely dedicated teachers, tirelessly engaged students and the relationships that transform them both.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Schools 2019-2020 Annual Fund and ensuring that Cranbrook Schools remains the gateway to friendship and the heart of a great education.

 

"Why I Give..."

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  • Guy Bramble

    Class of 1964 (celebrating 55 years)

    "Cranbrook was like a third parent for me...

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  • Chase Brand

    Class of 1979 (celebrating 40 years)

    “Forty years on and I still think of my experiences...

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  • Roger Goldman

    Class of 1959 (celebrating 60 years)

    “My classmates and I reaped intangible benefits ...

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  • Phyllip Hall

    Class of 1984 (celebrating 35 years)

    “There was nothing like my experience at Cranbrook...


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  • Tony Kantor

    Class of 1999 (celebrating 20 years)

    “Cranbrook is a special place that prepares students for the future...

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  • Jodie Kaufman Davis

    Class of 1999 (celebrating 20 years)

    "Cranbrook provided me with a solid foundation...


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  • Seran Kim Chen

    Class of 1994 (celebrating 25 years)

    “Cranbrook was an inflection point in my life...

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  • Carl Klemmer

    Class of 1989 (celebrating 30 years)

    “Many years have passed since my graduation...

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  • Ekta Lobo Wilcox

    Class of 1989 (celebrating 30 years)

    “When I think about all that Cranbrook has given me...

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  • Neepa Maskai Reagan

    Class of 1984 (celebrating 35 years)

    “Cranbrook is an exceptionally unique institute...

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  • Jim Parsons

    Class of 1974 (celebrating 45 years)

    “Cranbrook is a very special place where...


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  • Leslie Schimpke Johnston

    Class of 1964 (celebrating 55 years)

    "With the goal of giving to others...

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  • Benjamin Schneider

    Class of 2014 (celebrating 5 years)

    “From fierce independence to a relentless desire to learn...

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  • Rebecca Wyett

    Class of 2014 (celebrating 5 years)

    "I have such immense gratitude for my time...

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  • Annie Johnston Henn

    Class of 2009 (celebrating 10 years)

    "I give to Cranbrook with such pride and joy...

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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Why should I support the Annual Fund?

    A. In addition to helping ensure that today’s students are able to enjoy the same quality of experience that you had, your participation in the Annual Fund – at any level – is considered as a measure of loyalty, which is used to help evaluate our status as an independent school.

    Your gift to the Schools Annual Fund is also 100% tax deductible.
  • Q. What does my Annual Fund gift support?

    A. Annual Fund dollars are directed towards the school’s most fundamental needs: faculty salaries and enrichment opportunities; academic programming and infrastructure, like classroom improvements and technological upgrades; and financial aid for deserving students. The Annual Fund also provides the budget for core programs, including fine and performing arts, athletics, student publications, residential life, and more. Everything that makes Cranbrook and Kingswood worth remembering, and worth your support.
  • Q. Can I designate my contribution?

    A. The Annual Fund is, by nature, unrestricted; however, if you do not wish to support the general fund, you can earmark your contribution for one of three key priorities: Faculty Compensation; Campus and Classrooms; or Scholarship.
  • Q. When should I make my gift?

    A. The Annual Fund drive runs each year from July 1 to June 30, during which time you may be contacted by the Schools about making a contribution. Annual Fund gifts of any amount made during this time period count toward your annual class participation rate. Our most active giving periods are the end of the calendar year (for tax purposes) and in the period leading up to Reunion Weekend (March through June).
  • Q. How much should I give?

    A. Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated. Above all else, it is your participation that counts. For those who are interested, we do have a leadership giving society, the Twenty First Century Club (TFCC), which offers special benefits to donors who contribute $1,000 or more per year to the Schools Annual Fund.