Giving

Endowment

A Proud Tradition of Giving

Endowment funds are similar to savings accounts that generate income from the investment of the principal. When a gift is made to the General Endowment Fund, Founders' Promise Endowment Fund, or MacLane Endowment Fund, the gift is invested and allowed to grow to produce income. 
For The Country School to endure and thrive for future generations, we depend on the growth of our endowment. The endowment is equivalent to a family’s savings/investment account. Gifts to this endeavor secure The Country School’s future for the generations of students yet to enroll in our great school.

Specific areas in the endowment include:

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  • Founders’ Promise Fund for Scholarship Endowment

    Established during the school’s 55th anniversary to help add to the pool of financial aid money available to students.
  • The David and Marcia MacLane Endowment

    Established by Duncan MacLane ‘64 and his wife JoAnn in honor of his parents. Annual distribution is used to provide financial assistance to deserving students who show great promise, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Teacher Endowment

    Teacher Endowment was established in 2019 by ten founding families. The Country School provides the finest elementary and middle school experience available, a responsibility that rests on the strength of our faculty. Outstanding teachers immeasurably advance the school’s academic reputation.  The Teacher Endowment Fund allows all generations shaped by The Country School to honor teachers.  Donors may make a gift in honor or memory of the teachers, staff members and administrators whose impact lives in their hearts.

    The top priorities of the Teacher Endowment include the following:
    • Funding ongoing salary increases, continuing education, professional development, advances in classroom resources, and fulfilling the hopes and dreams of our educators.
    • Having an inclusive and diverse community.
    • Maintaining an innovative learning environment.
    “The environments nurturing and the interaction between parents, teachers, students, administrators could not be better…the teachers are exceptionally educated, creative, and engaged and my children loved going to school.” (Niche.com 2019)

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Nicole Cretella

    Ms. Nicole Cretella 

    Director of Development
    (203) 421-3113 x124
  • Photo of Joanne Arrandale

    Dr. Joanne Arrandale 

    Constituent Relations Coordinator
    (203) 421-3113 x115
341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
P. 203-421-3113  |  F. 203-421-4390  |  Health Office F. 860-469-2550
Founded in 1955, The Country School is a coeducational, independent school serving students in PreSchool-Grade 8. The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child.