One hallmark of a CSW education is the willingness and courage to confront challenges. Over its 135-year history, our school has weathered many challenges of its own, and each time, individuals in our community have helped us move forward with confidence and courage, allowing us to emerge even stronger. And that is true again today.
While the COVID-19 health crisis forced us to close campus this spring, our school and the essence of CSW is very much open. Thanks to the generosity of past and on-going donations to our school, CSW is able to respond to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic from a position of great strength. Events and classes are not canceled—
they are being transformed to come alive in a new way. One need look no further than our virtual End-of-Mod 5 Show
to see that GryphOnline
, CSW’s online learning program, has already defied expectations of what is possible in this new world we now find ourselves in.
Another example of how collectively we are all working to bring CSW together even though we are physically apart is the success of Reunion 2020: Reimagined. Over 150 alumni, from countries around the world and the US coast to coast gathered together virtually to connect, celebrate, and honor their time at CSW.
As we face these unprecedented circumstances, it is difficult to know exactly what lies ahead. What is certain is that we will need philanthropic support to help us address financial pressures for this fiscal year (June 30) and emerging needs for the 2020-2021 school year. In response to the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, we recently launched the CSW Resilience Fund
and are focusing all our fundraising efforts on this fund. This new fund will provide us with the flexibility and financial resources necessary to respond to the immediate and future needs of CSW and its students, families, and faculty.
While we understand not everyone will be in a position to do so, we invite those who are able to make a gift
. With your gift, you partner with us in our shared commitment to CSW, our curriculum, and the inspiring faculty who bring both to life in the midst of challenging circumstances.
Every gift of every size makes a difference — just as it always has!