When the school identifies a critical need for a project or projects beyond the scope of tuition and the Annual Fund, special fund-raising campaigns are designated. In these cases, individual donors, families, foundations and other sources are personally asked to consider a significant gift or multi-year pledge. Usually, the project or program is in an area of special interest to the donor, and the request is based on their ability to give.
Capital campaigns are organized only as needed. Past campaigns include:
- The Campaign for Chadwick (completed in 1996)
- The renovation of the Leavenworth Library Learning Center (completed in 1998)
- The campaign for the Laverty Center for the Performing Arts (completed in 2004)
Major or capital gifts and pledges are considered an investment in Chadwick’s future. During a capital campaign, donors are asked to support both the Annual Fund and the capital project. This ensures that the school’s annual operating budget is not compromised and its day-to-day programs can continue to flourish.