Cranbrook Kingswood State of the School Report 2015-2016 State of the Schools Report - Page 25

Schools alumni continue to lead the charge in giving overall. The second annual “100 Days of Giving” campaign inspired nearly $295,000 in contributions from 544 alumni in the days leading up to Reunion Weekend. Several of the milestone reunion classes were also busy fundraising throughout the year. Special thanks to the classes 1966 and 1976 for their leadership support. As of June 30, alumni contributed more than $1.1 million to the Schools Annual Fund during the 2015-16 year, representing half of the total dollars raised.

Programs and projects that have advanced as a result of support from all of our donors include:

- Creation of “maker spaces” and related programming across campus to introduce emerging

technologies and incentivize students to think outside of the box about traditional curriculum;

- Local, national, and global learning partnerships facilitated through outreach and service

learning programs, collaborations online, and international exchange programs;

- Safety and security enhancements in the dorms, and to academic building perimeters and doors;

- Professional development opportunities for teachers and coaches across all divisions;

- Scholarships for deserving students;

Owing to our continued financial strength, the Schools are in a position to consider some exciting new opportunities to expand and enrich our programs and facilities. A recent update to the Campus Master Plan has generated exciting discussion about an interdisciplinary Innovation Center, a new Performing Arts Center, an Athletic Complex, and more.

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