CSW Raises $600,000+ in Support of the Kluchman Renovation Project

The CSW Board of Trustees is pleased to share that following a lead gift of $250,000 from David Mugar ’59, the school has since raised an additional $350,000+ in support of plans to renovate the entrance and the lobby of the Kluchman Administration Building, with the goal of making the space more welcoming and accessible.
 
Inspired by David’s generosity and moved by the prospect of making CSW more accessible, former board chair and longtime supporter of CSW, Diane Garthwaite, parent of Darcy Brennan ’99, announced this month that she would be matching David’s gift, contributing an additional $250,000 to the Kluchman project. 

“I have had a number of conversations recently with Head of School Lise Charlier and others about the exciting (and overdue) plans to make the Kluchman Building accessible, with a new welcoming lobby, and finally a bathroom on the first floor,” says Diane. “In choosing ‘access’ as a key theme to build on, I think Lise is taking CSW in a crucial direction. Access has so many layers, all of which are intricately related to CSW’s values.”

In addition to these two individual gifts, several others in the CSW community have stepped up to support the Kluchman project. Parents and families of graduates from the Class of 2021 have raised a total of $51,000 to date, with the renovation serving as the Senior Class Gift, and the board of trustees, in partnership with Head of School Lise Charlier and former heads Jane Moulding, George Cohan, and Al Adams, joined alumni/ae and parents of alumni who together contributed an additional $50,000.

After a competitive bidding process, the school has contracted Bald Hill Builders to manage the project. In 2019, Boston Business Journal named Bald Hill as one of the largest, minority women-owned businesses. The firm was also the recipient of a 2019 ABC Gold STEP Safety Award and was included among Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2019. Preparations are already underway to clear out the space and begin construction this month. 

CSW thanks all of our generous donors for bringing this project to fruition. 

To view mockups and read specifics regarding the new renovation, please visit our Kluchman Renovation project landing page

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.