The JCDS Fund is the fundraising priority at our school. Your annual donation to the JCDS Fund provides additional support for innovation and growth while allowing us to address new opportunities. The flexibility of the JCDS Fund ensures our ability to provide significant enhancements and resources to grow Jacksonville Country Day School's distinctive excellence in elementary education.
Frequently Asked Questions About JCDS Fund
Why should I give?
Tuition alone does not cover the annual cost of providing a Jacksonville Country Day School education to each student. In fact, there is a large gap between what tuition provides and the actual cost of educating students. Your gift to the JCDS Fund is an extension of your relationship with Jacksonville Country Day School.
We are grateful for the support of parents, grandparents, alumni and friends who choose to take an active role in our school by investing in JCDS through their gifts to the JCDS Fund.
How much should I contribute?
Every contribution is important. We ask all members of our JCDS community to support the JCDS Fund at a level commensurate with their ability to give and their belief in the School's mission. Dedication to excellence carries a high price, so Jacksonville Country Day School encourages its families to make the school a philanthropic priority.
Can my small donation make a difference?
Yes, every contribution to the JCDS Fund is important! Each and every gift – your gift – helps to close the gap between tuition and the cost of educating students.
Can I restrict my gift?
The Annual Fund directly supports the school's operating budget, which touches all aspects of life at JCDS. There are opportunities for targeted giving, but we ask everyone to make their unrestricted gift to the JCDS Fund first.
How can I make my gift to JCDS Fund?
Gifts can be paid in one lump sum or paid in installments throughout the year.
1. Write a check. Please make it payable to: JCDS Fund. Mail check or drop it off at school:
Jacksonville Country Day School
10063 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
2. Contribute online here
Many companies sponsor matching-gift programs that often double the charitable contribution made by an employee. Please ask your human resources office to see if such a program is available through your place of employment.
If you have any questions, please contact director of advancement Rebecca Schwam at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 904-641-6644 ext. 165.