Our Culture of Philanthropy
A vibrant culture of philanthropy has sustained our ability to offer excellence in education for more than 75 years.
Together, we help every student attain his or her personal best. Tuition, of course, plays the largest role in our ability to serve students. Yet it only covers 85% of our annual budget.
We are fortunate to have widespread support for the school's top giving priority—the Annual Fund—which benefits every student, in every classroom, every day. It's fundamental to the school's operating budget and the reason we are so deeply appreciative of broad participation from our entire Country Day community: parents, alumni, faculty and staff, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of the school.
Also important to the school's short- and long-term sustainability are gifts to endowment, which help provide professional development for our faculty and scholarship for students, as well as gifts to capital projects, which support the facilities and infrastructure necessary for 21st century learning. And fundraising and time given by our parent groups support “extras" that enhance the Country Day experience for our students.
These combined philanthropic efforts and the generosity of our school community help provide our students with an exceptional educational experience and opportunities that go far beyond the classroom, ensuring Country Day graduates are ready to thrive in college and beyond.
"From 1:1 technology and digital connectedness to distinctive global experiences and community outreach, Country Day continues to lead the way in education. Our ability to continuously improve is bolstered by our Annual Fund and our community's culture of giving."
Mark Reed, Head of School