Ways to Give
Phoenix Country Day School relies on many forms of philanthropy from its parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. And, while each family’s decision of how much and in which arena to give is personal, what’s important is that every student should feel valued and supported not only by teachers and classmates, but by the entire PCDS family, far and wide. It is through this strength of support that PCDS cherishes its past and looks ahead to an even brighter future.
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.
Arizona Private School Tax Credit
Arizona offers its residents and select corporations to redirect a portion of their Arizona tax obligation in support of the financial aid program of their favorite independent school – PCDS. Participants then receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their 2018 Arizona income taxes.
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.
PCDS is honored to be remembered in the legacy of its families and friends. Planned giving allows supporters of the school to fund a charitable annuity or life income gift, designate the school as a beneficiary in your IRA or life insurance, include the school in your will, or permanently invest in the PCDS endowment with a scholarship.
The company you work for may match your charitable donations. This can sometimes double, or even triple, the impact your gift makes to PCDS.
Staying at the Forefront
From classroom materials and campus renovations, to need-based scholarships and hiring top-notch faculty, all ways the PCDS community supports the school keep PCDS at the forefront of education in Arizona.
"We firmly believe that because of the generosity of PCDS donations to the Financial Aid budget, our children will have the tools to become engaged citizens who do good, important things in the world." – PCDS family receiving
need-based financial aid