Giving

Overview

Thanks to generations of donors, Crossroads has been able to flourish and grow into one of the premier independent schools in the nation.
All that our students enjoy today is made possible by the vision and generosity of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, friends, faculty and staff who believe an investment in our School is a worthy commitment.

The Crossroads Fund

The Crossroads Fund—formerly known as the Annual Fund—is the most important source of fundraising for the School. Every year, we ask the Crossroads community to support our extraordinary School with a tax-deductible contribution to the Crossroads Fund, helping us provide every student with an educational experience that is uniquely Crossroads. The Crossroads Fund supports academic and extracurricular programming; the arts; athletics; financial aid; teacher salaries; and so much more. Donors to the Crossroads Fund are recognized in our Annual Report.

Annual Giving

The term Annual Giving applies to a range of giving methods that make up 9% of the School’s annual operating budget, including the Crossroads Fund and the K-12 Parent Association Spring Fundraiser.
As a nonprofit organization, Crossroads relies on philanthropic support to attract and retain outstanding teachers; remain accessible to a diverse student population; and, most importantly, to enrich the educational experiences of our students.

Giving

Other Areas of Support

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  • The K-12 Parent Association Fundraiser

    Every year, the Parent Association presents a series of parties (known as Party Book) and a spring event to raise critical funds for Financial Aid at Crossroads through ticket sales, raffles, auctions and more. The spring event is chockful of dancing, entertainment and surprises and is not-to-be-missed. Purchases made through Party Book and the spring event support Annual Giving; however, they do not count toward the Crossroads Fund.
  • Gift Planning

    The Robert Frost Legacy Society honors those who have included Crossroads School in their wills, trusts or life insurance. There are a wide variety of planned giving options that allow you to generously support Crossroads School while improving your own financial and tax situation. For more information, contact Director of Advancement Colleen Bartlett at 310-582-4512 or CBartlett@xrds.org.

Giving

FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Why does Crossroads ask for donations? Doesn’t tuition cover the School’s expenses?

    In a word, no. Tuition covers only about 87% of our annual operating budget. If we were to raise tuition to cover the full cost of a Crossroads education, our School would be accessible to only the wealthiest of families. Instead, we ask our entire community to contribute to the Crossroads Fund to the best of their abilities, giving more students the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Does Crossroads accept matching gifts?

    Absolutely. Crossroads is grateful to the many corporations that support the School through generous matching gift programs. This kind of corporate support makes a significant contribution to Crossroads as it can double or triple the size of your gift. Click here to see if your employer has a matching gifts program.
  • Who should give to the Crossroads Fund?

    All current Crossroads parents are expected to support the Crossroads Fund as generously as is comfortable every year. By prioritizing Crossroads in your philanthropic giving, you demonstrate your commitment to your children and their classmates, as well as to the dedicated teachers and staff members who provide students with unparalleled guidance, instruction and care. We hope that alumni and parents of alumni look back fondly on Crossroads and choose to support today’s generation of Roadrunners. And we encourage grandparents, friends, and faculty and staff to invest in the education of our students.