Capital and Endowment Giving

The Bazemore Fund

The founding mission of The Bazemore Fund and The Bazemore Society is to honor departing Head of School Tim Bazemore’s 14 years of service as well as to recognize and give tribute to Tim and his wife Lisa’s commitment to the Country School and Horizons partnership. 

The Bazemore Fund

The Bazemore Fund was created in May 2014 to honor our fourth Head of School Tim Bazemore and Lisa, former Associate Executive Director of Horizons Student Enrichment Program at New Canaan Country School, for their 14 years of dedicated service to our community. It also recognizes the Bazemores’ dedication to guiding all students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral and physical potential.
The income from this fund provides tuition assistance for Horizons students to attend New Canaan Country School.

The Bazemore Society

The Bazemore Society, named for Tim and Lisa Bazemore, was founded in 2014 to recognize and honor those members of the Country School community who donate to the Bazemore Fund, over any period of time, a cumulative total of $2,500 or more. As of June 2017, approximately $280,000 has been pledged in support of the Bazemore Fund. Click here for a list of members. 

Society members are invited to gather annually to meet and be inspired by those most impacted by Country School and Horizons tuition assistance programs: Horizons students, alumni, parents and teachers. The third Bazemore Society breakfast was held April 7, 2016, and featured honored guest Tim Bazemore and a panel discussion among four Country School ninth-graders, moderated by Kevin Thompson, the Horizons High School Program Director. Panelists Laura Velez, now at Westminster School, Jonathan Jean-Louis at Phillips Exeter Academy, Jeffrey Ramirez at Brunswick School, and Daltanette Mitchell at Greenwich Academy, reflected on their experiences at Country School and Horizons that have prepared them for high school, college and for life.

The next Bazemore Society event is scheduled for the spring 2018.

(Photo caption: Rob Macrae, Kerry Stevens, Laura Velez '16, Jonathan Jean-Louis '16, Jeffrey Ramirez '16, Daltanette Mitchell '16, Kevin Thompson and Tim Bazemore at the Bazemore Society Breakfast on April 7, 2016.)

List of 2 news stories.

  • Second Annual Bazemore Society Breakfast

    Over forty guests attended the Bazemore Society Breakfast on Jan. 20, 2015. They heard from Jackie Roberson, Horizons Dean of Students and Academic Coach and Social Worker in the Norwalk Public Schools, Dora De Andrade, a mother of three Horizons program participants, John Hastings, Horizons Summer Program teacher and NCCS fourth grade teacher. The breakfast concluded with remarks from Tim Bazemore, who had traveled from Portland, Ore. to attend the event. 
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  • Inaugural Bazemore Society Breakfast

    The inaugural Bazemore Society breakfast was held on June 9, 2014, and featured remarks by three recent Country School/Horizons graduates: Jasmine Rodriquez ’11, Andres Soto ’10 and Susan Zhou ’10.
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Horizons at Country School

For 52 years, New Canaan Country School has given thousands of public school students the opportunity to experience an independent school education through Horizons. Horizons at New Canaan Country School now serves over 400 students in grades K through 12 from lower Fairfield County. The success and impact of this public/private partnership has led to the Horizons program’s replication, to date, in 17 states nationwide and, ultimately, to the formation of Horizons National in 1995. 

To Donate

If you would like to make a donation or pledge to the Bazemore Fund, you may do so online at, or by contacting Director of Advancement Terry Gumz at (203) 801-5633 or