Development and Communications Office
The Development and Communications Office is responsible for managing the school's public relations and communications activities along with the important role of conceiving, promoting and implementing special programs to generate financial support and volunteer involvement, to insure the development of an informed and supportive constituency and public.
The Development and Communications Office, Development Committee and Alumni Association Committee work closely to uphold current programs that move us closer towards the next step in our master plan which is a whole new Athletics Facility, which construction already started in June 2015, and a Fine Arts Complex with a 600-seat capacity theater. This projects, like our state of the art Library / Technology Center and Cafeteria will be possible with the engagement and support of our constituents. The Brick Project and the Naming Project are also part of the ongoing fundraising campaigns of the School that will guarantee our constant growth in order to keep on improving our infrastructure and providing our students with an exceptional learning environment and resources.
FUND RAISING PROGRAMS
Building the Future Campaign: This is a major fundraising program geared to collect funds to build school facilities in order to provide our students with the best opportunities in the fields of academics, art, technology and sports. This campaign involves the Naming Project and the Brick Project.
Leave a Mark…Buy a Brick: This campaign started in March 2008. Engraved bricks are being sold to the community in two sizes 4"x8" and 8"x8", with a message, the names and graduating classes of the students or alumni or just a favorite quote. These bricks are being placed in front of the MS-HS Library main entrance. As of June 2015, we have sold 398 bricks. You too can support us, CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM (PDF).
Naming Project: The entire CMS community, as well as Dominican and International companies, is welcomed to name one of the rooms available in honor or in memory of an individual or entity for life. Classmates are also invited to come together and sponsor a room under the name of their class. Sponsors of our Naming Project are: Grupo Acego (Copy Room), Claro (Video Conference Room), Board of Directors 2009-2010 (HS Computer Lab), León Rivera Family (CMS Bohio), Propagas (Cafeteria & Kitchen), ARS Palic (Infirmary), Autocamiones (first floor of our MS-HS Library named after Dr. Donald J. Reid Cabral) and the Quadracci-Cabrera Family (Practice Room).
Alumni Giving Annual Fund: Our alumni are able to support their school by making small donations of at least US$25 every year. We look forward to see this fund grow as alumni commit to support the advancement of their alma mater.
Make a Pledge: The generous support of our constituents every year goes to benefit the most important part of your community…our students. This school year we received individual contributions from pledges for a total amount of US$7,756.
Tuition Raffle: Families are given the opportunity to save tuition money when buying one or more tickets for the CMS Tuition Raffle. Tickets are sold to anyone, provided that the prize is designated to a student enrolled in CMS. All proceeds go to the Merit and Need Based Scholarship fund. Click here for a complete set of rules for this raffle.
Development and Communications Director
Digital Communications and Social Media Coordinator
Stephanie Miladeh '10