Why Give?

In our rapidly-changing world, nothing is more essential than educating young people to be resilient, thoughtful innovators with a strong ethical core. To provide that kind of education to children, we must also provide it to their teachers and school leaders. Klingenstein Center programs aim to do exactly that and to support the educators who study with us through generous financial aid. Financial support is critical for developing and keeping highly-talented independent school educators in the field. Your gifts enable us to continue to build leadership and strengthen the profession at every level by increasing the scholarship funds we have to distribute to deserving students.

Klingenstein Center Funds

Donations to the Klingenstein Center can be applied to one of three different funds.

Klingenstein Scholars Fund
The Klingenstein Scholars Fund honors John Klingenstein, whose vision and generosity supported the founding and growth of the Center. One hundred percent of your gift to this fund is given in turn as scholarships to support the next generation of school leaders. 

Pearl Rock Kane Endowed Scholarship
The Pearl Rock Kane Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Pearl at the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Klingenstein Center in 2018. The first Kane Scholar will be named in the Full-Year Master's Degree Program class of 2021. To honor Pearl’s embodiment and practice of continuous growth, informed leadership, and commitment to keeping her pulse on areas that needed tending on behalf of educators-leaders, the scholar will be a person who demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to continuous learning, two areas Pearl wrote about, modeled, and supported through the Center's programs and curriculum. 

Klingenstein Center Endowment
This endowment supports the all programs and operations of the Klingenstein Center.  Your gift to the endowment helps the Center continue to provide its existing high-quality professional learning programs as well as to develop new programs and resources for independent and international school educators.

​Online gifts to each of these funds can be made here:

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