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In making a donation to a special cause or passion project you are making a cash donation to support this signature program. No goods/services will be provided to the donor. The underwriting will help CSS retain and implement such distinctive programming.

The National Historic Preservation's Peter Grants for Colorado Fund has awarded the School $10,000 to restore and preserve the windows and door panels on the north and west sides as Claremont (commonly called Trianon) turns 115 years, marks 45 years on the Historic Registry, and the School celebrates its 60th Anniversary. The windows and door frames need the following restoration work: sanding, conditioning, wood repairs, painting, alignment, and attention to historical hardware and hinges. In some cases, the window sill is rotted and requires assessment and evaluation for repairs or replacement. We aim to preserve the window and door frames and panels to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing, historically accurate, and functioning frameworks.

Serving as the primary administrative hub of The Colorado Springs School and home to our Middle School, the building is a bustling center of energy at the heart of our campus. Students, teachers, and guests are in and out of the building all day long as we deliver a mission of preparing students for a dynamic world. Unforgiving hail storms, a dry climate, intense sun exposure, and daily usage have contributed to the windows' current deterioration. In several cases, the poor condition of the frames is causing secondary issues.

The grant requires a 1:1 match, meaning the CSS community must raise at least $10,000 for this effort. Costs will for this project will surpass $25,000 but will position CSS as good stewards of Claremont (commonly called Trianon) and make CSS more competitive for future grant opportunities.

*All donations made to this year's gala support the overall operating budget and will be eligible for the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. Auction items purchased are subject IRS regulations regarding the value of goods/services received.