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.

The Country Day Fund

We are fortunate to have widespread support for the school's top giving priority—the Country Day Fund—which benefits every student, in every classroom, every day. It is fundamental to the school's operating budget, and 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.

Philanthropic Initiatives

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. Fundraising and time given by our parent groups support “extras" that enhance the Country Day experience for our students.

Our Fundraising Model

Graphic of our fundraising model

Giving Societies

Our four giving societies celebrate donors who have made special commitments to the school through their gift and honors the exceptional culture of philanthropy shaped by so many generations over time.

Country Day Fund Selwyn Society logo
Selwyn Society recognizes generous supporters who give $1,500 or more to the Country Day Fund during a fiscal year.
1941 Society Logo
1941 Society honors lifetime giving to our school.
Country Day Loyal logo
Loyal Society recognizes those who have given consecutively for at least five years.
The Oak Society logo
Oak Society honors those who have made Country Day a part of their estate plans.

The generosity of our school community helps 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.