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Your Gifts Matter

Support Cushman

As a non-profit, independent school, the entire Cushman School community is encouraged to contribute annually. We aim to achieve 100% parent, faculty and staff participation in The Cushman Fund each year.

Gifts to The Cushman Fund are part of our School’s annual budget designed to supplement operating expenses and enhance our child(ren)’s learning experiences. Given yearly, these donations are used by The Cushman School to implement innovative programming and personalized services that tuition revenue alone doesn’t cover. With your partnership, Cushman provides intellectual, artistic, athletic, and programmatic opportunities to every student in an individualized manner.

Laura Cushman Endowment Fund

Laura Cushman Endowment Fund

The interest from this restricted fund provides an ongoing source of revenue to supplement annual fundraising efforts.

The Cushman School: Legacy Society

Cushman Legacy Society

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to support our mission while accommodating your own financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to monetary generosity, there are many ways to donate your time, talent and expertise to The Cushman School.

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The Cushman Fund

Given on an annual basis, these donations are used to implement innovative programming and personalized services that tuition revenue alone doesn’t cover. Our goal is 100% participation from our Cushman community each year.

The Cushman School Advancement Event

Advancement Events

Despite COVID, we are still planning many ways to keep our Cushman family engaged.

These are the six most popular ways to support The Cushman School. Feel free to contact a member of the Advancement Team for details.

Play To Learn

Play To Learn

We need your help in this capital campaign project to complete an indoor, performing arts and athletic center on our main campus that will provide additional opportunities for our students.

Meet the Advancement Team

Lisa Arvin: Director of Advancement

Lisa Arvin

Director of Advancement

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Cristina Boland: Alumni & Parent Engagement Associate

Cristina Boland

Alumni & Parent Engagement Associate

[email protected]

Kate Valois: Director of The Cushman Fund

Kate Valois

Director of The Cushman Fund

[email protected]

Jennifer Corzo

Jennifer Corzo

Event Coordinator

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Other Ways to Give

The library is a magical place on Cushman’s Main Campus where our students’ imaginations come alive. Surrounded by a variety of stories and educational literature, this beautiful, yet comfortable, space allows students to read, relax and study in the solitude of a real library. This is significant since many schools today are doing away with tangible books and libraries on their campuses and going completely electronic. We are proud to provide our students with the research-based benefits of this experience.

A long-standing tradition at The Cushman School is for each student to be presented with a Birthday Book on or around their special day. After enjoying their book for some time at home, their book is then returned and “gifted” to our library with a label displaying that student’s name. Many of our alumni love returning to our library and finding their birthday books.

For more information about Cushman’s Birthday Book Tradition, feel free to contact our School Librarian Ms. Sarah Monteiro at: [email protected]

Purchase a Birthday Book

This is a restricted fund that provides scholarship support to families who otherwise could not have their children enrolled at The Cushman School. E. W. Drody was the father of Cushman’s second Head of School, Dr. Joan Lutton.  This fund was started by his family in his memory, and in honor of his passion for education. His support of Dr. Laura Cushman’s vision was carried forward by his daughter, Dr. Joan Lutton.

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This fund was established in honor of Maria Junquera-Browne whose children, Chris and Ryan attended The Cushman School and who served our School as a dedicated and engaged parent as well as an executive member of Cushman’s Board of Trustees. This need-based, scholarship fund provides an opportunity for more students to attend The Cushman School and ensure we provide a diverse community of learners.

Support This Fund

A planned gift is any major gift, made during the lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. Planned giving enables donors who wish to make a gift to The Cushman School larger than would otherwise be possible from their discretionary income. The gift can be made to the school in three ways:

  • An outright gift that is comprised of appreciated assets (i.e. stocks)
  • A gift planned to provide a life-long income to the donor (i.e. annuities)
  • A gift structured to use estate and tax planning techniques in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate upon her or his passing.

Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, or a retirement plan, the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving beneficial to both the donor and The Cushman School.

Interested in Planned Giving?

If you are interested in learning more about how you can make a gift to Cushman that will last a lifetime, please contact Lisa Arvin at [email protected] for more information.

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Upcoming Events

2021
Give Miami Day

On Nov. 18th, Cushman will participate in Give Miami Day sponsored by The Miami Foundation. This is our city’s largest, philanthropic event in which many non-profit organizations rally support from their constituents. Donations to The Cushman Fund during this 24-hour timeframe benefits our School and South Florida community simultaneously… and earns our School additional revenue!

2022
PLAY TO LEARN GRAND OPENING

Slated to be inaugurated in April 2022, this performing arts and athletic facility will include a rooftop soccer and track field, an indoor gymnasium, a stage, a dance studio, and music classrooms. This state-of-the-art venue will provide additional opportunities for students and friends in the community to showcase their many talents, and spark joy through memorable performances, games, and artistic activities.

Pledge to Support Now

“I love the familiar faces!
I learned to be kind and courteous above all else!
I loved the story I could share with my child and that we have three generations of women attending the same school!”

-Noelle Androuin – Class of ’98