Skip To Main Content


Our Culture of Philanthropy

We have a longstanding culture of philanthropy that enables us to serve our students and teachers well. For more than 80 years, the extraordinary generosity and commitment of our parents, alumni, and school community has sustained our ability to offer excellence in education.

Country Day Fund

The school's number one fundraising priority each year provides unrestricted support to our operating budget.

Endowment & Capital Giving

Our endowment plays a critical role in allowing Country Day to fulfill its mission and ensure long-term financial stability.

Planned Giving

Planned giving preserves your legacy and helps secure the future of Country Day.

At Country Day, tuition covers only 80–85% of the cost per student each year. Annual giving and gifts to capital projects, endowment, and parent support groups provide additional support and avenues for community members to engage in the life of the school.

Wellford TaborFormer Trustee, Parent of Graduates, and Forefront Campaign Co-Chair

"Our success is based on the incredible philanthropy of our lead donors and the broad support of so many Country Day families. People have given generously and enthusiastically because they believe in our mission and in the tremendous value of the Country Day educational experience."

$2.6 million

raised for the Country Day Fund in 2022-23, the school's #1 fundraising priority.


of the operating budget comes from the Country Day Fund; tuition covers 85% of the cost per student each year.


additional square feet of educational space was added with the Forefront Campaign.


Average gift amount to the Country Day Fund.

$65 million*

Value of our endowment--the largest among independent schools in NC *(as of 6/30/23).


restricted and unrestricted endowment and scholarship funds.

The Power of Philanthropy: Your Impact