Support CRS


Over the years, our strong community of alumni and friends has made endowment gifts to secure CRS' future and provide stimulating programs for our 4- to 14-year-old students. The general endowment has grown from $60,000 in 1980 to over $10.5 million, thanks to generous gifts and bequests from our community.

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  • Capital Gifts

    The general endowment supports all aspects of the annual operating budget including academics, arts and athletics. The school's needs are diverse and CRS is continually seeking to grow our endowment.
    For information regarding establishing an Endowed Fund, contact Jessica Thompson Somol, Director of Development at 508-785-8215.
  • Endowed Funds

    Adshead-Johnson Faculty Development Fund
    Started to honor Gladys Adshead, Head of School 1949-1959, and Emily Johnson, Head of School 1959-1966, this fund gives teachers and staff funds to pursue further education and degrees and brings noted speakers to the CRS campus.
    Teresa Baker Fund for Financial Assistance
    This fund was established by an alumni family in honor of Teresa Baker, CRS faculty member from 1989-2019. The fund supports students of color who require financial assistance.
    Eleanor Lewis Campbell '40 Fund
    This fund was established in honor of CRS alumna Eleanor Lewis Campbell '40 to support financial assistance.
    Andrew Connor DeLuca ’14 Fund 
    This fund was begun in memory of Andrew Connor DeLuca and provides funds for financial aid.
    Marion L. Earley Fund for Financial Aid 
    This fund honors and recognizes Mimi Earley’s 30 years of dedication and service to CRS, and reaffirms her enduring commitment to the need for and benefits of financial aid at Charles River School.
    Anna M. Jones Fund
    This fund was started to honor Head of School 1978-1993 Anna Jones upon her retirement. The funds exist to support faculty and students directly, either through faculty development or financial aid.
    Saltonstall Family Fund
    Created in memory of Richard and Mary B. Saltonstall and their children Richard Jr. ’49 and Polly ’33, this fund supports faculty compensation.
    Judy A. Samelson Fund for Environmental Education and Ecological Management
    Created with a generous gift from Judy Samelson GP'19 '21 to support professional development in environmental science for CRS teaching faculty and the annual maintenance of the CRS Wetlands Lab.
    Richard K. Thorndike ’23 Fund
    Funded through a generous bequest, Richard Thorndike ’23 started this fund that recognizes the importance of compensating the most important asset of our school, our faculty.
    Tislowitz Family Fund 
    Dr. Richard F. Tislow established this fund with the purpose of enhancing faculty salaries. Dr. Tislow, the father-in-law to Head of School Anna Jones 1978-1993, dedicated this fund to the memory of his parents, brother and wife.
    Dudley and Sally Willis Financial Aid Fund
    Sally Saltonstall Willis ’52 and Dudley Willis started this endowment fund in 1989 to support financial aid for Charles River School students.
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.