Challenging and Comprehensive College Preparation

100 Days of Alumni Giving

A lot can happen in 100 days. A team championship won. A student musical wrapped. A final exam completed. A diploma received.

And each of these moments is made possible by the Schools Annual Fund. More than $2 million - above and beyond tuition dollars - are needed each year to sustain the people, places and programs at the heart of the educational experience we provide. It is this experience that brings so many here to learn, and that brings them back to campus in the years that follow.

One hundred days from now, Cranbrook Kingswood alumni will again return to campus to celebrate their own memories, and their relationships with one another.

As we count down to Reunion 2016, we invite you to show your support through 100 Days of Alumni Giving.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Why should I support the Annual Fund?

    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?

    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 Annual Fund contribution for a specific purpose?

    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 to the Annual Fund?

    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?

    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. Click here for more information about the TFCC. 

"Why I Give..."

Jamison Williams Faliski '86
“Giving to Cranbrook of my time and resources is simply doing the right thing. My dad was on a scholarship and the people and the place changed his life, my mother’s, my brother’s, my own and now our children’s lives. It is a privilege to give back to a community that has given me so much.”
Tiffany Fellberg Harris ’96
" I give back to Cranbrook because it is a community that molds children into young adults through character development, academic excellence and dedication to purposeful creativity. It is a special place that has enabled me to grow in multiple facets of my life, and I'm hopeful that other students will have a similar opportunity."
Jim Nordlie ‘41
“Cranbrook means so much to me because I came on scholarship. The experience at Cranbrook changed my life and it gave me so much, that I am happy now to give back.”
Bob Wilson ‘76
"When the first members of my family to attend Cranbrook graduated in the 1930s, I doubt that any of them imagined that more than eighty years later, a third generation of the family would be graduating in the twenty-first century. Alums are traditionally encouraged to think in terms of “giving back,” but I prefer to think in terms of investing in the present and the future. By all accounts the future of Cranbrook is bright, but it absolutely requires the strong financial support and stewardship of our alums, including notably this year, from the class of 1976." 
Mussadiq Akram '06
"I give back to Cranbrook because I think it is crucial to support activities that challenge students and broaden their perspectives. I want students to have the experiences that I did and then some. I feel a sense of duty to a place that gave me so much. As result, I want to open doors for the students of today and tomorrow."
Alice Shaw Aikens '51
"Cranbrook has been a big part of my life in so many ways: as a student, as a parent of three alums, a grandparent of eight, a teacher of middle-schoolers, and a Board of Governors member. My own children are directly involved, and this gives me much pleasure. I delight in supporting this great institution."

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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