Support CRS

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Charles River School, and every gift makes a difference. All gifts are reported in the Annual Giving Report, where you can choose to be thanked by name or be listed anonymously. You can also honor a former faculty member or memorialize a classmate by making a gift in tribute.

A list of types of gifts and assets that can be used as gifts is included here. Please consult your financial advisor for specific tax guidance.

List of 5 items.

  • Pledges

    Pledges are a written statement of a gift intention signed by the donor. For a capital campaign, pledges are paid over time (often over three years) to enable a donor to make a larger contribution than would be possible in just one year.
  • Monetary Donation

    The simplest way to give to Charles River School is to make an outright donation, which is fully deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent provided by the law. We accept cash, checks (made payable to Charles River School), MasterCard and VISA.
  • Matching Gifts

    If your employer has a matching donation program, please include CRS in your giving; you might double or even triple the value of your gift to CRS. Please send all matching gifts forms to:

    Development Office
    Charles River School
    6 Old Meadow Rd.
    Dover, MA 02030
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities

    Gifting in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds offers significant tax advantages, as you can take a deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.
    1. Contact the CRS Development office at 508-785-8267 with the number of shares and the name of the stock you plan to transfer.
    2. Contact your broker and request that the stock be electronically transferred to the CRS account.
      • DTC # 8862
      • Account number: 850-03449
      • Account name: Charles River School
      • Contact: Josh Frankel, Merrill Lynch/BofA, 212-382-8482 or 
      • CRS Tax ID: 04-2103974
  • Other Ways of Giving

    Gifts of tangible personal property, life insurance, real estate and retirement plans support CRS, as do gifts by way of trusts, bequests and/or deferred gifts. We strongly urge you to consult your personal financial advisor for specific financial or tax guidance.

    For information on the Richard K. Thorndike ’23 Legacy Society and planned giving, please email Emily Walberg in the Development Office or call 508-785-8267.

Why I Support CRS

Reality television director, J. Rupert Thompson on the set of Fear Factor in 2006.

“To deliver fast and scary stunts for shows like Fear Factor and Wipeout, I have to address challenges as they arise with confidence and creativity. CRS was integral in forming that skill set at an early age. Students are encouraged to take risks when problem solving and, in my profession, that's critical to success."
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.