The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character

Philanthropy at Country Day

    • The New Foundations Campaign II funded the construction of the LEED certified Lower School building.

Every gift makes an impact on the Country Day community.

For over 65 years, The Savannah Country Day School has been sustained through the generosity of alumni, parents, grandparents and friends who have made supporting SCDS a priority.

All contributions, whether to The Fund for Country Day annual fund, our current Invest in Excellence capital campaign or an endowed gift through The Heritage Society, directly impacts the student experience. 
Country Day's strong tradition of philanthropy strengthens the school today and ensures the promise of tomorrow.

Giving At-A-Glance

List of 5 items.

  • Annual Fund: The Fund for Country Day

    Our top giving priority and the cornerstone of our annual fundraising efforts.

    • When: Yearly
    • What it does: Provides $600,000+ of unrestricted funds for the operating budget, allowing SCDS to adapt quickly to changing needs during the year.
    • What it funds: Bolsters budgets across all divisions and extracurriculars benefitting faculty, students, programs and resources throughout SCDS.
    • Equivalent: A checking account that helps the school accomplish its daily work 
  • Capital Gifts: Invest in Excellence Campaign

    • When:   Periodically
    • What it does:   Funds buildings & renovations not covered by tuition
    • What it funds:   Brick-and-mortar projects
    • Equivalent:   Putting an addition on your home
  • Endowment

    • When:   Periodically
    • What it does:   Takes pressure off of the operating budget
    • What it funds:   Dividends from an endowment support salaries & benefits, faculty development and financial aid 
    • Equivalent:   An investment account that produces dividends or interest
  • Legacy Giving: The Heritage Society

    • When:   Once in a donor's lifetime 
    • How: By naming Country Day in a will, life insurance policy, charitable remainder trust, or charitable gift annuities
    • What it does:   Helps ensure Country Day's financial future
    • What it funds:   Endowment or donor's choice
    • Equivalent:  A retirement plan 
  • Apogee / GA Private School Income Tax Credit

    Allows you to redirect your Georgia state income tax dollars to Country Day! 

    The amount you can re-direct to SCDS is limited by your tax filing status:

    · Married Filing Jointly: Maximum of $2,500
    · Individual Filer: Maximum of $1,000
    · Married Filing Separately: Maximum of $1,250
    · Individuals who receive pass-through income can contribute up to $10k  
    · C-Corporation: Up to 75% of GA tax liability

Advancement Office Team

Craig Brooks
Director of Institutional Advancement

Amy Martin Pinckney '85
Director of Alumni Relations

Allison Rhodes
Director of Communications

Ann Lerch

Director of Annual Giving

Kate Caparisos
Communications Specialist

Sonja Henry

Advancement Assistant

Sarah Smith
Database Specialist
(912) 961-8800 x1347