Support

Capital and Endowment Giving

Gifts to capital projects and endowment funds have built every building on campus and provide essential revenue to help underwrite financial aid and faculty and academic development. As of June 30, 2017, our endowment is approximately $40 million, and falls into two categories: restricted and unrestricted.

Unrestricted funds are given to the school with the faith that the Administration of the school and the Board of Trustees will use the funds wisely and where needed most toward the operation of the school. Most recently, generous unrestricted funds allowed us to expand and refurbish the Upper School, upgrade the nurse's office, and make some improvements in the Middle School and Lower School buildings.

Restricted funds are used for the purpose agreed upon by the school and the donor, in accordance with our mission. Country School has a number of named restricted funds that are grouped into two categories: financial aid and faculty and academic development funds. These funds are held in perpetuity and take pressure off the operating budget each year. Please see our Annual Report for a full listing of our restricted funds and their purpose.

For more information, please contact Terry M. Gumz, Director of Advancement at
(203) 801-5633 or tgumz@countryschool.net.

Endowed Faculty Chairs

A great education begins with great educators.
 
An Endowed Faculty Chair is a vital tool to promote teaching excellence. An Endowed Chair honors and recognizes exceptional full-time faculty who demonstrate a commitment to engaging and inspiring students, creating curriculum to reach all learners, and seek ongoing professional development.
 
An Endowed Faculty Chair is a fund that provides financial support above and beyond salary for teaching growth in academic research, teaching or service.
 

Meet our Faculty Chairs

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  • Country School Recognizes Excellence in Teaching through Endowed Chairs

    New Canaan Country School celebrated excellence in teaching by naming three faculty chairs on Sept. 30, 2016 at a special Centennial event, “An Evening to Honor Faculty & Staff.” Beginners teacher Jeannie Staunton Bean ’83, second grade teacher Abigail Manny Newport ‘89 and eight grade English and History Teacher Will McDonough were presented the awards by Head of School Rob Macrae in front of hundreds of current and former faculty and staff members. Two of the three recipients of the chairs are Country School alumnae themselves. 

    Endowed faculty chairs are awarded every two years as a way to promote teaching excellence. The awards have been endowed by three former Country School families: the Holmes Family, the Laverack family, and the Williams Family. The chairs recognize exceptional full-time faculty who demonstrate a commitment to engaging and inspiring students, creating curriculum to reach all learners, and seek ongoing professional development. They also provide financial support above and support faculty teaching growth in academic research, teaching or service.
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