Support CWS Through Long Term Legacy Giving

Like other independent schools, we rely on philanthropy and long term financial investments to strengthen and secure our financial operations. For this type of specialized support we rely on endowments. An endowment is a fund whose principal is required to stay intact and is invested to create an ongoing source of income to offset expenses. We are fortunate beneficiaries of three current endowments which have been generously established by members of the Chicago Waldorf School community.

Victor and Dinah T. Lazar Endowment Fund:

The Lazar Endowment is designed to strengthen the school's ability to provide scholarship support for students in need, for faculty with children attending the school, and for the siblings of currently enrolled students.

Joe Ruscitti Athletic Endowment Fund:

This special fund has been created to honor Joe Ruscitti’s love of sports and his passion for youth athletics. This endowment supports athletic programming and physical education development for the Chicago Waldorf School.

Elizabeth Lauder Early Endowment Fund:

The Elizabeth Lauder Early Fund is designated to receive gifts and bequests to provide uniforms for the high school women’s basketball team.

Endowments Provide Long Term Support for Specific Needs & Impact Future Generations of Students

We welcome your support of the school and can assist you in planning your long term school contributions or work with you to maximize your contributions with corporate matching gift programs.

For more information about our endowments or other gifting programs please contact our Development Director, Becky Moskowitz, at bmoskowitz@chicagowaldorf.org