The Annual Fund is the backbone of philanthropy at PCDS, and provides vital resources that bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a PCDS education. Similar to other independent schools, PCDS relies on gifts to the Annual Fund to maintain its standards of excellence. Gifts to the Annual Fund are put to immediate use to support programs in academics, arts, athletics, technology, faculty and staff salaries, and professional development. Each year, parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of PCDS are asked to make a meaningful, tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund. Total support is much more important that the amount of each contribution; participation is key – any and every dollar amount counts.
Annual Fund gifts directly impact PCDS students, faculty, programs, and the campus by providing faculty enrichment, technology upgrades, arts programs, off-campus experiences, and need-based scholarships. Annual Fund Gifts also subsidize athletics and extracurricular activities and programs. Last year, 100% of PCDS’s faculty and staff gave to the Annual Fund, as did 100% of Trustees, 100% of the Alumni Board, and 77% of current parents. Each year’s goal is to continue to increase participation from the PCDS community. The Annual Fund impacts every student and every teacher, every day!