Crystal Culture of Philanthropy

A Continued Exceptional Educational Experience

Our students are grateful for the generous investment of volunteer time and financial resources from our families. Crystal is proud of our enviable parent/guardian participation rates, with close to 100% participation in the Crystal Fund each year for the past decade. Crystal’s culture of philanthropy ensures that we can continue to offer an exceptional educational experience to all of our students, now and in the future.
To better understand the timing, expectations, and nature of requests for donations at Crystal, please see the chart below.
    • Crystal's Advancement Team

The Crystal Fund

Goal
To help cover operating expenses, including salaries, financial aid, classroom and program expenses, arts, athletics, and more.
Expectation
100% parent participation - every gift matters.
Funds raised
2022-23 - $3.3 million
Timing
October through January

Crystal Fest

Goal
Raise crucial funds to support Faculty Recruitment and Retention and other special needs.
Expectation
Celebrate the Crystal community - volunteer, underwrite, attend, and most importantly - have fun!
Funds raised
~$500,000+ annually
Timing
Spring

Capital Campaign

Goal
Enable Crystal's strategic vision and long-term plans
Expectation
100% parent participation. Approximately one capital campaign ask during each student's tenure. Families with children in multiple grades may experience two or more campaigns in their tenure.
Funds raised
Currently in the silent phase, The Thrive Together Campaign's goal is to raise at least $50M for Upper School improvements and endowment. As of January 2024, we have raised over $30M toward our goal.
Timing
Every 3-6 Years

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    Your philanthropy at Crystal supports educational excellence, empowers students through financial aid, faculty development, and enriched programs, strengthens our community ties, ensures top-tier resources, and fosters a legacy of lifelong learning and growth.
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Our Give & Engage leadership team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Betsy Berman

    Betsy Berman 

    Assistant Head for Advancement and Strategy
  • Photo of Megan Sweeney

    Megan Sweeney 

    Director of Development for Annual Giving and Engagement
  • Photo of Andrew Wolf

    Andrew Wolf 

    Director of Strategic Projects
  • Photo of Alissa Ford

    Alissa Ford 

    Alumni Engagement Coordinator
  • Photo of Kirsten Peregoy

    Kirsten Peregoy 

    Advancement Assistant and Events Coordinator
  • Photo of Gavi Goldstein

    Gavi Goldstein 

    Associate Director of Marketing and Media, US Musical Director

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Contact

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Middle School

10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
650-645-1000

Upper School

400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
650-342-4175
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