Phoenix Country Day School Endowment Funds

Endowment funds are the savings account of the school. Funds remain intact as the school spends a percentage of the interest income. The income from our endowment funds help to keep tuition increases low and gifts to the endowment ensures the continued quality of our programs and provides a strong financial basis for the future.

Rex Allison Chair for Excellence in Teaching - This fund is to be used for the salary, benefits and a $1,000 stipend for excellence in teaching, awarded annually to a faculty member.

Chinese Studies Endowment - Generates income for the benefit of Chinese studies. This fund can be used, but not limited to help pay faculty salaries and benefits for the teaching of Mandarin Chinese both at the Middle and Upper School.

Dorrance Chair for Science - This fund is to be used to provide a $1,000 stipend for excellence in teaching science, to be awarded to a faculty member once every three years.

Victor Feeney Memorial Award Endowment – This fund was established in the memory of Victor Feeney ’67, for an award to an outstanding Upper School graduating senior who displays “the best example of the type of graduates the school is seeking to produce, excelling in both the classroom and athletics and possesses a uniquely affable demeanor”.

Edward E. Ford Foundation Upper School Salaries Endowment – Generates income for PCDS Upper School Faculty salaries.

Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship - This fund is to be used to support PCDS minority student scholarships.

Lester Felton Music Merit Award Endowment - Generates income for a scholarship in music to an outstanding student in grades eight through eleven who has exemplified leadership qualities within the music department. Funds from this endowment are to be use to finance the application fee and tuition for the winner to attend the NAU Summer Music Camp in Flagstaff. 

Garvin Family Scholarship Endowment – This fund was established to honor the vision and leadership of Sam and Rita Garvin. The endowment will be used to benefit those students who need financial support in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by a PCDS education.

Kendrick Technology Endowment - Generates income for the benefit of technology innovation

Loback Chair for History - This fund is to be used to provide a $1,000 stipend for excellence in teaching history, to be awarded to a faculty member once every three years.

Anna Munczek Memorial Fund - This fund was established in memory of second grade teacher Anna Munczek.

Noah Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment – This fund was established by the Shacknai Family Foundation to be used to support programs for special needs of students at PCDS

Linda Noyes Art Fund - This fund is to be used for, but is not limited to: the improvement, expansion, or addition of arts facilities and the financing of the guest artist programs and teaching workshops; and special school, departmental, or student initiated events or projects pertaining to the arts.

Katherine DeLongy O’Connor Scholarship Memorial Endowment – A scholarship, which honors the memory of Katie DeLongy ’78, is awarded to a student receiving financial aid who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship within the School and/or the community. The award is intended to supplement the existing financial assistance from the School and is to be used for the purchase of textbooks and to pay the costs of School-related activities and trips for that student so that he or she may take advantage of special opportunities.                

Spencer & Ann Olin Financial Aid Endowment - Generates income for financial aid costs.

Pritzlaff/Olin Faculty Chair Endowment – The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation Chair for English was established to generate income for the salary, benefits and a $1,000 stipend per year for an interim of three years for an outstanding faculty for English awarded at the discretion of the Head of the School. The Foundation by Mr. & Mrs. John C. Pritzlaff originally funded this chair in the hope that this gift will encourage other friends of the School to provide endowed support for faculty salaries, emphasizing that such support is basic to the future strength of an independent school.

Project Excellence Endowment - Generates income for the Project Excellence Program, which provides summer and weekend program’s for gifted underprivileged children.

James Roof Humanities Memorial Endowment - Generates income for a scholarship in humanities to an outstanding Upper School, graduating senior and for the cost of a lecturer to speak on the humanities.

Linda Bryant Memorial Art Fund – Established in 2009 to honor the memory of longtime art teacher, Linda Bryant, this fund will support the creation of an Artist in Residence program for Middle School students.

Mary Lu Syllaba Memorial Fund - This fund, which honors the memory of long-time PCDS Lower School teacher and learning specialist Dr. Mary Lu Syllaba, established the Mary Lu Syllaba Learning Center on the Lower School Campus.

West Campus Campaign Endowment - Generates income for the general operations at the discretion of the board of trustees for the school. 

Robert Wilson Scholarship Memorial Endowment – Generates income for a financial aid award for the “Wilson Scholar”.  This award is presented to the outstanding PCDS Middle School math student going on to the Upper School in the amount of $800. 

Yellott Faculty Grants Memorial Endowment – This grant, which honors the memory of John I. Yellott who was the headmaster from 1966-72,is awarded to faculty who apply for these grants to complete research or projects that will enhance teaching in the classroom or benefit the PCDS community.

Youngest Red Haired Son Endowment - Generates income in memory of Tom Wielunski to enrich and improve the math education provided at PCDS and to provide an ongoing impetus to excellence in math education.