the importance of giving

The Importance of Giving

Donating to Crane is an investment in an intellectually rigorous and joyful education that challenges children to think critically, find their own voices, and care for one another and the world around them.

Your generous Annual Fund gift supports our current students by contributing to our operating expenses and ensures our future by encouraging others to give to Crane.

Please watch our newest Annual Fund video – just one minute long. And, for a refresher course on what 10% and 100% means, please click on this link: Annual Fund Video

Online Giving
Make your gift now by clicking on "Donate Now".

Cash/Check or Credit Card
Write a check payable to Crane Country Day School and indicate to which fund you are making the contribution or contact the Development Office with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express information.

Gifts of Stock or Securities
Contact the Development Office regarding your intention to give stock. Transfers of stock can be made to Crane’s Charles Schwab receiving account, number 0164 2160-9866.

Pledge
Pledges are promises to donate within a set timeline and can be made to support the school in a variety of ways. Contact the Development Office to make a pledge to Crane School.

The Lejeune & Crane Society was established in 2005 to recognize and honor individuals who have expressed their intention to leave a legacy gift to Crane Country Day School. The namesake commemorates F. Arnold Lejeune, Crane’s first headmaster, whose passion for teaching kept him in the classroom until he was 75 years old.

Like Mr. Lejeune, members of the Lejeune & Crane Society share a passion for education and Crane’s future. Many of Crane’s closest and most generous friends have included the school in their will in the form of bequests, life insurance, real estate, trusts, and/or annuities. Regardless of size, these gifts are a critically important component in providing for future generations of Crane students.

If you, with the help of your financial advisor, are considering Crane in your plans, please contact Debbie Williams (805) 969-7732 x105 or dwilliams@craneschool.org