The role of the Development Office is to conceive, promote and implement ongoing and special programs to generate financial support and volunteer involvement, and to insure the development of an informed and supportive constituency and public.
The Development 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 and a Fine Arts Complex with a 600-seat capacity theater. This project, 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. Click here to view the Build the Future Poster (pdf).
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 2014, we have sold 382 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), and Autocamiones naming the first floor of our MS-HS Library after Dr. Donald J. Reid Cabral.
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$10,000.
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 construction projects of the school. Click here for a complete set of rules and guidelines.
UPCOMING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND EVENTS
- Naming Project Campaign: Sell rooms available to new donors
- Brick Campaign: Sell 100 new bricks
- Family Fun Day & Spring Fest - March 21, 2015 at CMS
- CMS Open Golf Tournament - To be announced
- Alumni Newsletter: August - November - February - May publications
- Work with the Development Committee in the creation of new Capital Fund, Scholarship Fund, and expand our Endowment Fund for the upcoming years.