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Spring Serenade Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for this exciting event during Spring Family Weekend.
Mark your calendars for "Spring Serenade” – a scholarship fundraiser on Friday, April 26th. We hope that you can join us, and the entire Academy community, in a celebration of the Cushing experience at a fun-filled, family evening, with live performances featuring student and alumni entertainers, silent and live auctions, and raffles – all while enjoying dinner with your family!

The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for Cushing parents and families to connect with one another while also supporting a worthwhile cause: Cushing’s Scholarship Fund. Cushing Academy is home to students from 32 countries spanning five continents, which creates a community that is diverse in culture, interests, and life experience. This diversity is preserved by the four million dollars in scholarships that are awarded annually. Nearly one-third of the student population receives financial aid; scholarship expenditures have increased 80 percent over the past ten years, while tuition has only increased 40 percent. The Cushing Scholarship Fund was created to supplement these generous awards, ensuring that Cushing is able to keep its commitment to the diversity that makes it so special.

The scholarship fundraiser will be an opportunity for you to help Cushing students while enjoying time on campus during Spring Family Weekend. Won't you please join us in our efforts by donating an auction item? In preparation for the event, we are providing a wish list (below) of items that could be part of the silent or live auction. No donation is too small and we encourage you to be creative! If you would like to assist in our efforts, or have thoughts about the event, please feel free to contact us at parentprograms@cushing.org.


Here are some ideas to help inspire you...remember these are just some ideas!
*Use your imagination...
*Team up with other parents and package ideas together...
*Think what you would want to bid on...for yourself, your family or your Cushing student

  • Donate your vacation home - beach house, ski house, city apartment
  • Hotel for a weekend in a key city
  • B & B packages
  • Theatre tickets to Broadway show in key city
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Daily excursions by boat, helicopter, bicycle
  • Professional photography package (great graduation idea!)
  • Gift cards for students- Apple, Amazon, clothing stores, music, food...
  • Arrange a trip for a student and his/her friends from Cushing to Boston, hiking, dinner and a movie
  • SAT prep classes
  • Prom Help: hair, nails, makeup, shopping trip
  • Everyone loves BLING! Earrings, necklace, bracelet
  • Sports paraphernalia - Jerseys, game balls, signed photos from favorite professional or college teams...Calling all alumni athletes! Tickets to sporting event (think next season, too)
  • Culinary delights...Dinner parties, cookies for dorms, Fall Pie Fest, dorm pizza party, sundae party
  • Theme baskets - sports, school, food, Cushing gear, beauty
  • And, of course...monetary contributions!

* No donation too small, or too large!

We are here to help you brainstorm or combine donations to create fantastic bundles. Please click here to fill out a DONOR FORM today!

Questions? Suggestions? Please contact us at: parentprograms@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.