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CDS Class Gifts

Class gifts are a wonderful tradition that allows CDS’ graduating classes to make a positive impact on the future of our students.  

Class of 2017: Gratitude Gift for Kirk Bell

For their 2017 class gift, the eighth grade class honored beloved middle school science teacher Kirk Bell with a 10-Panel Solar Array and Weather Station to commemorate his retirement after 12 years at CDS. Kirk has always wanted a weather station and solar panels for 601 Dolores; we raised more than $21,000 from families and friends of the Class of 2017 with 100% participation from class parents to fund this ambitious, lofty project and make Kirk’s vision a reality. Alumni families and members of the greater CDS community whose lives Kirk has touched also participated in this initiative.

Thank you to the parent volunteers who spearheaded this project! 

  • Andy Taylor, parent of Eddie (class of 2017), Alex (class of 2020), and Matty (class of 2024)
  • Holly Coleman, parent of Oskar (class of 2023) and Gus (class of 2026) - Green School Committee 
  • Eighth Grade liaisons Tanya Schevitz, Jeanette Wilmerding, Jen Millet, and Jocelyn Colopy.


Class of 2016

The class of 2016 generously presented CDS with a gift of movable risers for the stage in Founders’ Hall. This purchase will enhance our many performances in Founders’ Hall, including Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the winter performances, and so much more! We are grateful to those families for their contributions towards this gift.