Capital campaigns are held periodically to raise significant funds for major projects as needed, such as constructing new buildings, completing renovations, adding to the campus, or adding to the Endowment Fund. Contributions are often pledged over a period of 3-5 years, and provide named gift opportunities.

Chatham Day School has seen remarkable transformation in the eighteen years since its founding and  has undertaken three campaigns to facilitate this growth.  The school opened with 44 students in a leased location in Madison, and later occupied a leased location in Livingston.  Today, we are a fully-accredited independent day school enrolling students from over 35 communities in preschool through grade eight on a beautiful 15-acre campus in Chatham. The heart of the school, in every location, has always been the mission – to celebrate and value each child by providing a diverse and nurturing environment that promotes intellectual achievement and emotional growth.

Today’s students benefit from the generosity of those CDS families who went before them, and current parents help to ensure the continued growth of our school. Chatham Day School is looking toward its future, a future that creates a lasting legacy, honors the history of the school and celebrates its traditions.


For more information about giving, please contact the Office of Advancement at 973.410.0400 ext. 16 or email squinnclausen@chathamdayschool.orgCDS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.