Annual Fund

Overview

Country Day Annual Fund

THE 2019-20 ANNUAL FUND
100 DAYS OF GIVING
October 16 - January 23

Each year, all members of our community are asked to make a tax-deductible gift to the Country Day Annual Fund. The Annual Fund contributes to the current year’s operating budget and helps pay for the everyday essentials our school needs to maintain and enhance our small class sizes, robust programming and world-class faculty.

THE 2019-20 ANNUAL FUND
100 DAYS OF GIVING
October 16 – January 23

Each year, all members of our community are asked to make a tax-deductible gift to the Country Day Annual Fund. The Annual Fund contributes to the current year’s operating budget and helps pay for the everyday essentials our school needs to maintain and enhance our small class sizes, robust programming and world-class faculty.

The Country Day Annual Fund not only has an immediate impact on our students, it is our vehicle to honor and perpetuate the deep tradition of philanthropy at Country Day. Gifts of every size from faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and students make a difference and shout our Country Day pride!

Donors can choose to designate their gift to the particular area of the operational budget that they find most meaningful.

  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Athletics and Physical Education
  • Faculty Support and Professional Development
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Tuition Assistance
  • ​Area of Greatest Need

Should designated contributions exceed a designation’s budgeted need, the school will direct the gift to the area of greatest need. The Country Day Annual Fund opens on July 1 each year, and all payments are due by June 30 the following year.

GIVING LEVELS
Leadership Circle • $25,000 and above
Founders’ Circle • $10,000-$24,999
Headmaster’s Circle • $5,000-$9,999
Patrons’ Circle • $2,500-$4,999
Benefactors • $1,000-$2,499
Scholars • $500-$999
Friends • $1-$499

Post

Annual Fund Impact Report 2018-19

Dear Country Day Community,

The generosity of our founding families over 50 years ago allowed for the creation of Sacramento’s first and finest independent school, and the continued generosity of our community has made Country Day the excellent school it is today. This spirit of generosity is evident in the many hours our parents dedicate as volunteers, in the commitment of our students to find meaningful ways to impact the world around them, and in our service learning program that both teaches and models care for others. I am grateful for the culture of philanthropy that permeates our campus.

Thank you for your participation in our community to help us fulfill our mission to “inspire intellectual discovery and engage a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately.” We are honored you have chosen to give to Country Day.

With your support, in the 2018-19 school year we made key investments in several areas, including supporting our faculty and staff through continued education and training and increasing the diversity of programmatic offerings throughout the school.

This includes:

  • Lower School teachers completing training in Responsive Classroom techniques
  • Individual faculty and staff attending conferences across the state and country
  • Introducing six new High School classes, including multiple computer science offerings
  • Increasing the number and range of offerings in the Middle School elective curriculum
  • Providing an additional Lower School science specialist to expand our STEM program

Thank you for your financial support and the trust you place in Country Day. We are looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our outstanding students – your children whom you have so generously entrusted to us.

Kind regards,

Lee Thomsen
Head of School