A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Capital & Endowment Giving

Capital and Endowment Giving support help realize our aspirations as a School and provide sustainability for our mission-driven work.

Capital Giving

Our last capital campaign, Building Friends, begun in November 2011, was a $7.75 million campaign to expand and enhance the spaces for teaching and learning at Carolina Friends.

Building Friends Initiatives

  • Chapel Hill Early School expansion and enhancements
  • Quaker Dome enclosure and renovation for year-round athletic, physical education, and event purposes
  • Middle School expansion and enhancements, including a new science wing and new classrooms, tutoring, and studio space
  • a new greenhouse for our science and gardening programs, across units
  • an enlarged Upper School art studio made possible by relocating the Middle School studio to the expanded Middle School building
  • an enhanced Upper School computer lab
  • an Upper School Physics lab and makerspace for our science and design and engineering programs
  • Lower School expansion and enhancements, including of library, Spanish, art, music, and science
  • a meeting space added to the Campus Early School
  • a new wastewater treatment system, roadwork, and other infrastructure
  • six tennis courts
  • a relocated, regulation-size baseball field
  • a new 350-seat theater for dance, drama, and music performances

Endowment Giving

Endowments are fundamental to achieving the mission of Carolina Friends School today, tomorrow, and for decades to come.

An endowment is a gift that is donated for the ongoing, annual support of CFS. The principal of the gift is invested and kept intact and a percentage of the fund’s value is expended for the endowment’s purpose every year. This allows for the donation to have an impact over a much longer period than if it were spent all at once.

There are currently 27 endowment funds totaling more than $11,500,000. For more information on endowments at CFS, contact John Ladd at 919.383.6602 x270 or by email jladd@cfsnc.org.

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