Established in 1962 by parent donors and the Board of Trustees, our endowment secures The Country School’s future for the generations of students and educators yet to join our school. “Until now, we did not quite have the courage to put money where it could not be touched [investment savings].” (Board Chairman Clarissa V. Dundon, 1963.) The General Endowment includes the following endowed funds: Teacher, Founders Promise Fund, MacLane, Coyne, Outdoor Education, Public Speaking, Sarah Barber Fund.
Since 2001, more than $900,000 has been generated from the endowment “draw” to support annual operating expenses at The Country School. The general endowment fund is similar to a savings account that generates income from the investment of the principal. When a gift is made to the General Endowment Fund, the gift is invested and allowed to grow while simultaneously producing income. While the donated principal is never touched, an annual distribution from the earnings supports the school’s students and teachers. A gift to the endowment is a gift that secures the long-term health of The Country School forever. Endowed gifts serve as powerful tools, benefiting the short and long term stability and growth of our students and faculty. The Talent Within Capital Campaign seeks to more than double our total endowment. Today, our endowment totals nearly $2.5 million.