Why Give?

The next generation of rigorously prepared social and human service professionals is learning at the Crown Family School. Students graduate to begin careers in nonprofit organizations, as social workers in specialized practices, health care facilities, public services, schools and universities. Many quickly rise to leadership positions, making an indelible mark on social welfare policies and program, individuals, and a range of communities. Find out why Crown Family School alumni continue to stay in touch and give back: 

Joseph MarlinI received excellent training to be a social worker; the Crown Family School set me on that course. I want my bequest to help the Crown Family School continue its tradition of excellence and also help it grow. — Joe Marlin, AM ’54, AM ’60


Jane Quinn“As an alumna, I feel I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Crown Family School, which over its 100-year history has made such huge contributions to the transformation of our society. One way to repay that debt is to help the next generation of social workers. If you feel the same way, please make your gift to the Crown Family School Fund today.” — Jane Quinn, AM ’69, Assistant Executive Director for Community Schools, The Children's Aid Society, NYC

Joseph Loundy“I came to believe that there is tremendous value to alumni-as well as to the causes we care about-in maintaining an ongoing relationship with a School that continues to dedicate deep knowledge and broad resources to the values that first brought us there as students. One of the most important ways we can carry on this relationship is to support the Crown Family School Fund.” — Joseph Loundy, AM ’69

Ricardo Estrada

As a student I received a scholarship each of my two years and I don't know that I would have been able to afford the Crown Family School without that support. — Ricardo Estrada, AM '93


D. Michael Coy“I give to the Crown Family School Fund, as well as donate my time as an Alumni Board member, because I am deeply committed to supporting continued excellence in education and fostering an abiding sense of community for students and Alumni alike.” — D. Michael Coy, AM ’06, LCSW

Jinnie English“Let’s work together to make the Crown Family School’s second century as relevant and transformative as the first.” — Jinnie (English) Cristerna, AM ’99


Allison HollanderUpon acceptance at the Crown Family School, I was awarded the Leila Houghteling Scholarship. That really helped. The scholarship covered most of the cost of tuition and let me focus on my studies. —  Allison Hollander, AM '10


“We give to the Crown Family School for many reasons, but mostly because the School gave a solid base for successful careers. We also want to recognize that the Crown Family School provided both of us with financial support we needed to attend graduate school.” — Jerry, AM ’60 and Janet Erickson, AM ’60

“I acknowledge that I would not have been able to attend the Crown Family School without the generous financial aid that I received from the institution. It is my pleasure and social responsibility to give financially and facilitate efforts aimed at providing financial support to future generations of Crown Family School students as they proceed in their academic career.” — Evelyn Green, AM ’95

Please support the Crown Family School today.