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PreSchool - Grade 8
Madison, CT

Endowment and Special Projects

In addition to Annual Giving and the Shaping the Future Campaign for the 60th Anniversary, The Country School welcomes gifts earmarked for specific projects or initiatives. Some of these directly support our program; others support people. Some of these initiatives include:

Endowment Fund

Gifts to the endowment act like a savings account, taking pressure off the operating budget. Endowment principal remains in tact as the school spends a percentage of the interest income. At The Country School, donors may give to the General Endowment Fund or to the Founders' Promise Endowment Fund or MacLane Endowment Fund, through which all monies and interest earned will be earmarked for scholarship.

Faculty Professional Development Fund


The Faculty Professional Development Fund was established to support Country School teachers in their mission to better serve our students and to be lifelong learners themselves. Recent gifts to the Faculty Professional Development Fund have supported technology training.

STEAM Fund

During the spring 2012 Farmhouse Reserve/Full STEAM Ahead Celebration, funds were raised to advance Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (or STEAM) at The Country School. We welcome gifts earmarked for this signature program, which will help prepare our students for life and careers in the 21st Century.

Children's Garden Fund

Donors to the Children's Garden Fund have helped underwrite garden improvements, the construction of the Outdoor Garden Shelter, and professional development and support for faculty overseeing the garden program.

Outdoor Education Fund

The Country School welcomes gifts to particular aspects of our program, and in recent years we have been pleased to receive generous donations earmarked for Outdoor Education, another longstanding Country School signature program. These donations help ensure that we continue to deliver the kind of unforgettable, life-changing outdoor experiences that our alumni prize.

The Heritage Society - Planned Giving

The Heritage Society is our planned giving program. Gifts through the Heritage Society help support the long-term health of the school.

Gifts of Time and Expertise

Each year, volunteers give thousands of hours of time and expertise to our community, invaluable resources as we attempt to offer the best education possible to our students.

We thank all our donors, volunteers, and supporters!

To learn more about these and other giving opportunities, or if you have a gift of time, talent, or treasure you wish to discuss, please contact Director of Development David Beecher. Email david.beecher@thecountryschool.org or call (203) 421-3113, extension 124.

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