Letter from the 2013-2014 Annual Fund Chair
Dear Fellow Country Day Families,
Wow! What a difference a year makes. With large increases in both parental participation and dollars given, last year’s Annual Fund drive was an enormous success. All the more reason why I am privileged to chair the Annual Fund for the 2013-14 school year!
My wife Marianne and I joined the Hornet community in 2010 when our son Alexander, now a 12th grader, began at SCDS. We believe passionately in the School and its time-honored traditions of excellence in academics, growth in character and service to others.
This year our goal has been set at $400,000. The School depends upon gifts to the Annual Fund to make up the difference between tuition and the actual day-to-day cost of running the School and educating our students and to provide that extra margin of excellence for which the School is known.
With the beginning of Kef Wilson’s tenure as our eighth Head of School, we are ready to take that next big step forward. Please join us in making your gift or pledge today. In doing so, you will ensure a successful year and secure Savannah Country Day’s vision for the future.
T. Mills Fleming
SCDS Current Parent, Alexander ‘14
2013-14 Annual Fund Chair
2013-2014 Annual Fund Volunteers
Annual Fund Chair
Current Parent, Alexander '14New Parent Chair
Current Parent, Ryan '27
George Barrow '96
Past Parent Chair
Faculty and Staff Liaision
Headmasters Council Committee
Parent Class Callers
Volunteering with the Annual Fund is an important way to show your commitment to the school and its mission. For those interested in helping Savannah Country Day School in this capacity, there are several opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2013-14 Annual Fund,
What is the Annual Fund and how are the funds used?
The SCDS Annual Fund is our yearly appeal to our school community. Funds raised go directly into the operating budget to cover faculty and staff salaries, as well as classroom and program enhancements, continuing education and much more. Savannah Country Day School is committed to providing each student with the highest quality education possible.
Why is the Annual Fund so important?
Your Annual Fund donation is the most important gift you make to SCDS.
Essential to the School’s operating budget, the Annual Fund makes up the difference between tuition and the actual day-to-day cost of running the School and educating our students.
Tax-deductible donations to the Annual Fund help to stabilize tuition.
How does a gift to the Annual Fund differ from capital and endowment gifts?
While the SCDS Annual Fund is used primarily for current operations and is generally unrestricted, a capital or endowment gift will go towards SCDS’ future. Periodic appeals are made for specific needs such as facility improvements or increases to endowment.
Are there additional ways I can support SCDS on an annual basis?
Yes, The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program allows Student Scholarship Organizations (SSO) to collect funds from a redirection of State of Georgia income tax. Participation in the program begins in January of each year. This program funding provides support for incoming academically and financially eligible SCDS students who are currently enrolled in public school or entering Pre-K - 1st grade. Monies received from this initiative help to free up operating dollars for usage towards other school needs. While, we appreciate you redirecting your state tax dollars for financial aid to SCDS, participation in this program does not apply to Annual Fund support.
What is the best way to make my Annual Fund gift, and when is the deadline?
Gifts or pledges can be easily made on our secure website at www.savcds.org, click on Support SCDS. Or complete the enclosed giving envelope with your choice of giving method. The campaign deadline is June 30, 2014.
Savannah Country Day now makes giving more convenient through secure online giving.
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Savannah Country Day School
824 Stillwood Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31419
|Click here to view the welcome letter from our 2012-2013 Annual Fund Chairs!|
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Pape Circle: $10,000 and above
Pressly Circle: $5,000 to $9,999
Triol Circle: $2,500 to $4,999
Trusdell Circle: $1,000 to $2,499
Patron’s Club: $500 to $999
Friends of Country Day: $250 to $499
Director of Development
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