The Colorado Springs School  - Client Spotlight

The Colorado Springs School

The Colorado Springs School

Client Spotlight

Love. Learn. Lead.

The Colorado Springs School (CSS) enlisted The Compass Group in fall 2009 to conduct a fundraising planning study and design a comprehensive campaign. The campaign included events to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary and fund the initiatives of their strategic plan. The plan includes bolstering enrollment and strengthening distinctive programs through endowment, capital projects and increased support of the Annual Fund.

During 2010-2011, the Campaign Advancement Team worked to secure leadership gifts from the Board of Trustees as well as the faculty and staff. With the opening of the 2011-2012 school year, school leaders announced the start of the school's 50th anniversary celebrations and the $15 million comprehensive campaign, “Love. Learn. Lead." The climactic moment of the announcement was fueled as Barron Collier, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Parent to a Class of 2010 alumnus, publicly announced a $5 million dollar leadership gift. The Collier gift marks the largest gift ever received in the school's history. At this point, CSS has raised $7.1 million toward the $15 million “Love. Learn. Lead.” goal. One hundred percent of the school's Board of Trustees and its faculty and staff have made contributions and pledges to the effort.

"As an expression of my firm belief, and trust in The Colorado Springs School, my wife Tami and I are delighted to publicly announce our gift of $5 million dollars to the Love. Learn. Lead. Campaign of The Colorado Springs School," said Barron Collier. “We do so with the firm knowledge that we will be helping to bolster and promote a school that is absolutely unique, and a treasure...We are pleased to give to a school with spirit and soul, one that will be doing good things for the entire Colorado Springs region for years to come, and one where young people will learn to grow, thrive and become self-assured as they move forward with their lives."

In the coming months, The Colorado Springs School will engage current and past parents, alumni and friends in conversations about supporting personally meaningful gifts to the campaign.

About The Colorado Springs School
The Colorado Springs School is an independent college-preparatory school for pre-school through grade twelve students. CSS is a pioneer in developing effective approaches to engage students in learning and promote deeper understanding. The Colorado Springs School equips its students with the knowledge, thinking and problem-solving skills, self-confidence, and love of learning that will prepare them for college and beyond.

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