The CSW Resilience Fund

Resilience
re·sil·ience
/rəˈzilyəns/
 
noun
 As we face these unprecedented circumstances, it is difficult to know exactly what lies ahead and predict for what purpose CSW will need the most financial support. 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. 

Fundraising efforts support the priorities of the school that tuition and endowment draw alone do not cover — including financial aid, professional development for teachers, maintenance and improvement to our 65-acre campus, updates to our technology infrastructure and so much more that makes the CSW we know and love so special.

Traditionally, gifts to the Annual Fund (Partners in Progress) can only be used in the fiscal year they are given, therefore limiting their reach and ability to help us respond to this moment. On April 29, 2020, CSW launched The Resilience Fund to respond to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic with flexibility and strength, addressing the immediate and future needs of CSW students, families, and faculty. The Resilience Fund remains as an option for those who wish to provide unrestricted support towards expenses related to the COVID-19 crisis.

We hope you'll join the parents, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and friends who have already made a gift in support of CSW's future. These last months have shown us, in so many different ways, that we are in this together. Please consider supporting the Resilience Fund. 
Every gift of every size will make a difference.

Thank you for your interest in supporting CSW. We are grateful for your donation. 
Of course, we cannot ignore the pain, anger, fear, and frustration our community members and so many around the world have been feeling, especially in the weeks following the death of George Floyd and so many others. While these tragic losses are only the most recent reminders of inequities in our system, they have led to much conversation and reflection about where we are as a school and as a society. 
We look forward to continuing discussions brought forth in CSW’s Commitments to Action in the days ahead. We understand that philanthropy is an important method of activism, especially in these last few weeks, and we thank you for considering CSW in addition to these other important causes. 

Make a Gift Today!

Gifts designated to this fund will provide financial resources for Head of School Lise Charlier to react and adjust to the short-term and long-term needs of CSW faculty, students, families, and our program as they arise this fiscal year and moving into next fiscal year. Money from the fund can help by:

  • Keeping our community whole by meeting the increased need for financial aid both for current and incoming families;
  • Providing faculty with professional development critical to continuing with innovative and meaningful distance and classroom learning; and
  • Helping CSW with the considerable costs of addressing the many public health-related adjustments we’ll need to make to our campus before re-opening. 

Questions? Please contact Chief Development Officer Andrea Finnerty at afinnerty@csw.org or 781-642-8611.

Planning for the Future


A Joint Statement from Board Chair Ann Gorson and Head of School Lise Charlier


As we continue to navigate the challenges and complexities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to reach out to you with an update on the state of our school, outlining the measures we have taken thus far and the work we are doing now as we plan for the future. We invite you to read this joint statement from Head of School Lise Charlier and Board Chair Ann Gorson about our school’s community commitments and how you can help.

Read the Joint Statement from Ann and Lise

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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.