Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the heart of Country School, accounting for more than 6% of its total operating budget each year. Like most independent schools, NCCS relies on tax-deductible gifts to cover the gap between tuition and the cost of educating each student. These annual contributions enrich every area of campus life; they allow the school to maintain its superior education by providing funding for strong, innovative programs, state-of-the-art technology, competitive salaries to attract and retain outstanding teachers, and diversity of the student body through financial aid. 
Every Annual Fund gift is an intentional statement of advocacy for Country School and the kind of education we offer. Last year, more than 1,000 parents, faculty, staff, former parents, alumni/ae, and grandparents made such a statement. 

Donors will be recognized according to giving circles in the Annual Report. If you have not yet participated, we ask you to consider making a pledge or sending in your Annual Fund gift today. Or, give online to make a secure donation online. Gifts may be eligible for a matching gift if your employer participates. To check if yours does, click herePlease know that all gifts are deeply appreciated.

Giving Circles

Country School Circle $50,000 + *
President's Circle $35,000 - $49,000 *
Head’s Circle $25,000 - $34,999*
Grace House Circle $15,000 - $24,999 *
Ponus Ridge Circle $10,000 - $14,999 *
Frogtown Circle $7,500 - $9,999 *
Maple Circle $5,000 - $7,499
Blue and White Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Community Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Friends' Circle Up to $999

Alumni Leadership Giving Circles
Alumni Leadership Circle   $1,000 + *
Alumni Friends Circle          $500 + *
Cougar Club                           $100 + *
     (15th Reunion and younger)

*Donors at these levels are Leadership Donors. All donors and gifts are recognized in the school’s Annual Report.

If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, please check the “Anonymous” box on the online giving form or notify the Advancement Office when making your gift. Thank you.
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.