Our Strength in Numbers
Every year, hundreds of parents, alumni, and other volunteers donate thousands and thousands of hours of their time for the benefit of our students and teachers. These volunteers truly embody our culture of philanthropy and play a significant role in creating the extraordinary Country Day experience. The impact of our volunteers’ contributions is immeasurable and greatly appreciated.
Parent Support Groups
Parent volunteer groups support our students through the generosity of their time and resources. They help strengthen student programs, build community, and support extras through fundraising.
Founded in 1943, the Parents' Association (PA) provides support and assistance to the school and promotes fellowship and friendship among Country Day families through hosting school-wide activities and fundraisers, like the annual Big Saturday carnival and bi-annual auction. All Country Day parents are members of the PA. Learn more about the Parents’ Association.
The Boosters Club was founded in 1977 to encourage and support strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day. Each year parents volunteer their time and expertise to support our athletes through a variety of fundraising, spirit-promotion, and community-building activities, like the annual golf outing, spirit nights for each division, and merchandise and concessions. Learn more about the Boosters Club.
People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS), a committee of the National Association of Independent Schools, was established at Country Day in 1998. POCIS supports students, faculty, administrators, and parents who believe that diversity and multiculturalism are endemic to quality education for all. POCIS is a forum that promotes dialogue about diverse cultures, languages, knowledge, and insights of people of color to contribute to creating an inclusive and affirming institution. Learn more about POCIS.
Friends of the Arts
The Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting Country Day's fine arts program in all divisions by recruiting and inspiring volunteers to help at school exhibits, concerts, productions, and other special fine arts events, encouraging community service related to the arts, and enhancing the experience of Country Day's fine arts students and teachers. Learn more about FOTA.
Annual Fund volunteers work in collaboration with the Advancement Office to connect with all members of the Country Day community to encourage broad-based support for the school’s top giving priority—the Annual Fund. Through their leadership, ideas, and personal outreach efforts, Annual Fund volunteers help to ensure the success of each campaign in fulfilling the school’s annual budgetary needs. Learn more about volunteering for the Annual Fund.