Annual Fund

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is the backbone of philanthropy at Phoenix Country Day School as it provides the resources our school needs to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a PCDS education.  

Each year, we ask our current parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to support the Annual Fund with a tax-deductible gift that is meaningful to their family.  

Every dollar is put to immediate use to fund: 

  • Faculty salaries and enrichment opportunities
  • Arts programs
  • Athletics
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Technology upgrades
  • Off-campus experiences
  • Need-based scholarships
  • Campus safety
  • ….and much more

We can’t emphasize enough that participation is key!  It helps us not only with our day to day needs, but it also helps with our national ranking and recruiting the best teachers from around the country. And perhaps most importantly, it signals a strong and supportive community.

Last year, 100% of our faculty and staff gave to the Annual Fund, as did 100% of our Board of Trustees, 100% of our Alumni Board, and 77% of our current parents. 

Our goal is to continue to increase participation from our PCDS community and ask for your support today. 

Deadline for this year’s 2017-18 Annual Fund is June 30, 2018.  


Gratefully yours,  

Katie Charles
Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
Katie.charles@pcds.org
602-955-8200 x 2346