Charles River School partnered with CCS to plan and implement a campaign for financial assistance, faculty development, facilities enhancement, and annual operating support. The success of this partnership is evident in the $10.5 million pledged to the campaign, a goal reached 12 months ahead of schedule.

Charles River School

Based in: Dover, MA, Northeast U.S., United States

Sector: Primary and Secondary Education

Key Elements

  • Extensive volunteer outreach
  • $10.5 million pledged to the campaign
  • Goal reached 12 months ahead of schedule

The Challenge

Charles River School, a K-8 independent school identified various needs: financial assistance for students; faculty development; facilities enhancement of the middle school and outdoor play space; and annual operating support.

The Solution

CCS partnered with Charles River School on a planning study to gauge the potential success of a campaign. Following the study, CCS assisted the school with the implementation of its $10 million campaign. In partnering with CCS, Charles River School crafted a compelling case for support, recruited a dedicated group of volunteer leaders, and cultivated leadership donors.

The Impact

CCS and Charles River School developed a detailed plan that leveraged the remarkable leadership and community of the school to maximize the campaign’s efficiency and success. The success of CCS’s partnership with Charles River School is evident not only in the $10.5 million pledged to the campaign, but also in that it reached its campaign goal a full 12-months ahead of schedule.

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