Alumni News & Class Notes

The Impact of Your Giving

For nearly 70 years, CRMS has provided a transformational educational experience, and at the center of it all lies a strong spirit of philanthropy. Thanks to the generosity of individuals like you, the vision of John and Ann Holden lives on in the students of today, and those who will come in the future. The impact of gifts to CRMS can be found in the stories of students and their families, the faculty who taught and mentored them, and thousands of alumni across the world and across time.

You can give the gift of intellectual growth and curiosity. You can open the doors to original ideas, perspectives and creativity. You can change lives.

Support Your Passion

One of the most joyous aspects of making a gift to CRMS or to any organization is supporting something that’s meaningful to you. A gift puts your values and beliefs into action.

What inspires you the most?

Finding the right school—the one that feels like home—is one of the most important choices a family can make. Your gift to support scholars and financial aid helps those families in need of support to receive a CRMS education.

Transformational Impact – Forging the Future, Preserving The Past

In 2010, the CRMS community came together to launch the Forging the Future, Preserving The Past capital campaign. This campaign, which closed in 2015 exceeding its $10M goal with $10,656,603 in gifts, moved the CRMS educational and residential experience forward while keeping strong the ties to the school’s heritage of environmental and community stewardship. The campaign was based on the school’s ten-year strategic plan:

  • Attract and retain a diverse student body
  • Create a supporting and nurturing learning environment
  • Build the school’s financial strength
  • Complete the school’s Campus Master Plan
  • Remain a leader in sustainability

Learn more about the impact of this important campaign

Goal: A boarding school educates students both inside and outside the classroom, and the residential facilities should promote and enhance those unique opportunities for learning and growth.

Outcome: the remodel of existing dorms and construction of two new residence halls—Woody Pastures South Dorm and Woody Pastures North Dorm—now welcomes students with energy-efficient, home-like spaces. Attached to the new dorms were added faculty housing, providing boarding students with more engagement and interaction with caring adults. (insert photos)