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For generations, Cranbrook Schools has fulfilled its promise of providing challenging and comprehensive college preparation: the promise of readying our students to excel at the colleges of their dreams and in life beyond. Balanced between a legacy of educational innovation and a rich history of tradition, Cranbrook is more than the opportunity for a great education.
We are grateful to the many alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, governors, trustees, faculty, staff and friends who stand together in support of Cranbrook Schools.
Ways to Give

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  • IRA Rollover Gifts or Donor Advised Funds

    Direct gifts to Cranbrook from your IRA, known as IRA rollover gifts or qualified charitable distributions, can be an easy and convenient way to make a tax-free gift from a significant asset. For those 70½ and older, the amount transferred is excluded from gross income, and for those 72 and older, also counts towards their required minimum distribution, subject to certain adjustments.
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  • Outright Gifts of Cash, Stock, Real Estate and Personal Property

    An outright gift of cash, checks, securities, stocks, real estate, and personal property transfers immediately to Cranbrook Schools from the donor to support the priority needs of the Schools.
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  • Planned Gifts

    Planned giving, including estate and deferred gifts, allows donors to make a meaningful legacy gift to Cranbrook Schools while realizing immediate financial and tax benefits. For more information on making a planned gift, please click here.
  • Major Gift Pledges

    Many donors want to make a larger commitment to Cranbrook Schools, and spread their giving over 3-5 years. We will work with you to develop a pledge term that fulfills your charitable intentions.

More Information

For additional information on these giving options or for assistance making a gift to an endowed fund, please call the Schools Advancement Office at 248.645.3140.

Send checks payable to Cranbrook Schools to:
Cranbrook Advancement Office
P.O. BOX 778761
Chicago, IL 60677-8761

Please denote the purpose/project to which the donation should be directed.