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The Cushman School

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The Cushman Fund

Gifts to The Cushman Fund are dollars that are a part of our School’s yearly budget designed to help cover operating expenses. Given on an annual basis, these donations are used by The Cushman School to implement innovative programming and personalized services that tuition revenue doesn’t cover. Usually, the gifts are unrestricted and give us the necessary tools to be forward-thinking and relevant while providing your children or family member with an excellent education. Because costs go up every year, our Cushman Fund goal also increases yearly.

As a non-profit, independent school, the entire Cushman School community is encouraged to contribute annually to our Cushman Fund. In doing so, we teach by model and example. We build morale; we build industry, courtesy, and responsibility; we build relationships; and most importantly, we build our future.

Now more than ever, our legacy depends on your support! Our goal is 100% participation from our Cushman community!

Giving Areas

Your donations help us acquire the necessary equipment, coaches, and costs involved with offering a robust athletics program that instills teamwork, camaraderie, sportsmanship and discipline in our students.

Faculty Development
Your donations improve the quality and caliber of our faculty and staff by offering pay increases and other performance incentives. As top leaders and experts in their fields, Cushman’s faculty and staff are the secret to our success!

Your donations support our visual and performing arts programming that equips our students with Cushman's trademark confidence and public speaking skills that benefit them throughout life.

Greatest Need
Your donations allow Cushman the opportunity to proactively focus on the areas of greatest need for the students and the community at that time.

Your donations help underserved and middle-class families cover the costs associated with being a part of our unique Cushman family and provide a diverse social-economic environment at Cushman to the benefit of all.

Your donations allow The Cushman School to investigate, acquire and incorporate the latest, state-of-the-art technology into our curriculum on both of our campuses.

Giving Levels

  • Honorary Trustee $50,000 and up
  • Leadership Club $25,000 to $49,999
  • Cougar Circle $15,000 to $24,999
  • Blue Gate Club $10,000 to $14,999
  • Dr. Laura Cushman Circle $5,000 to $9,999
  • Founders Circle $1,924 to $4,999
  • Bell Society $500 to $1,923
  • Cushman Friends up to $499

In the Spring of 2020, and in response to COVID-19, The Cushman School added an additional aspect to The Cushman Fund, calling it Cushman K.A.R.E.S, (Kindness, Adaptability, Responsibility, Empathy and Support). It is our hope that no student would need to leave The Cushman School due to temporary financial challenges resulting from the pandemic. Additional funds have also been needed to implement, maintain and improve the technological infrastructure required to strengthen our distance and hybrid learning platforms. * Your gift to The Cushman Fund is providing financial aid and scholarships, strengthening academic programs and enhancements, expanding visual and performing arts, upgrading technology and offering professional development for faculty and staff, as well as helping our families in need.

Key Dates for Giving

November 19, 2020 - Give Miami Day
Donations made during 24-hour, philanthropic event are eligible for bonus dollars from The Miami Foundation.

December 31, 2020
Make your tax-deductible gift before the end of the calendar year. The Cushman School is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Spring 2021 - Spring Cushman Fund appeal

June 30, 2021 - Last day of The Cushman School’s fiscal year.

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