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 2017, 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..."

Julie Rodecker '77
"The Cranbrook Educational Community is home to me. Other than my family, there has been no other experience in my life that has been so important. The benefits of exposure to the excellent faculty and staff, the outstanding education, the ability to explore and grow in my learning and development, the stunning campus, and of course, the lifelong friendships with fellow students are immeasurable. So that those who came after me might have a similar experience I pay it forward.
Rina Saigal Batra '92
"It is such a privilege to be able to give back to an institution that has given me so much. Cranbrook guides and shapes kids through their most formative years. I love that my children get to enjoy this beautiful campus, and it is so wonderful to be able to experience it all over again, through their eyes. I am proud to be an alum and grateful to be a part of such an amazing educational community.”
Jay Jehle ‘77
"My Cranbrook experience was a gift.  Cranbrook gave me a nurturing and supportive community, many of my best friendships, a top tier education, the confidence to aim high, and a scholarship allowing me to attend.  With all the gifts Cranbrook gave me, it is my honor and privilege to give gifts to Cranbrook. My hope is that all deserving students have an opportunity to share the gift of a Cranbrook experience."
Kristen Baiardi ’02
"I give to honor the memories of my favorite spots on campus, my favorite classes and teachers, good times with lifelong friends made before graduation as classmates and after graduation as alums, and to preserve and cultivate opportunities for others to have similar positive experiences."

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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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