Class of 2022: Ceramic Kiln, Ongoing Costs and Supplies at 601
The Class of 2022 purchased a ceramic kiln to live at our 601 campus and also provided additional funds for CDS’ art program. Additionally, the class of 2022 helped the school purchase kiln furniture, shelving, and art supplies such as clay, glaze, and tools. The gift aligned with the class’ abundant creativity and artistic talent.
Class of 2021: Student Lounge Redesign & Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship
For the 2021 class gift, the eighth-grade class contributed to the redesign of the Student Lounge at the 601 Dolores Campus. The versatile setup will provide breakout classroom space and quiet nooks for studying to meet the diverse needs of the students throughout the day. The Class of 2021 will also continue with the tradition and commitment of growing our endowment for sliding scale.
Class of 2020: Hand-washing Stations & Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship
The Class of 2020 used their class gift to purchase and install hand-washing stations for the yard at 333 Dolores and the roof deck and lobby at 601. These sinks enable students to practice good hygiene before class and lunch and during play. The Class of 2020 also continued the tradition of contributing to the CDS Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship, which enables CDS to continue growing our endowment dedicated to sliding scale scholarships.
Class of 2019 Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship
The Class of 2019 continued the tradition of contributing to the CDS Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship, which enables CDS to continue to grow our endowment dedicated to sliding scale scholarships. This bolstered our long-term stability and ongoing commitment to socio-economic diversity.
Sowing the Seeds: Class of 2018 Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship
The Class of 2018 launched the CDS Endowment for Sliding Scale Scholarship, which created a lasting tribute that enables CDS to continue to grow this endowment dedicated to sliding scale scholarships. In addition, the Class of 2018 sowed actual seeds on the CDS campus. Students and families contributed needed seeds, plants, and equipment to the Farm & Garden program. A Meyer lemon tree was planted at 601 Dolores' rooftop garden to commemorate the Class of 2018 gift.
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 funding for the project 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.
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.