The Annual Fund helps to make up the difference between revenue generated by tuition and the actual costs of our robust academic program. By design, the Annual Fund allows PCDS to keep tuition within reach for a broad spectrum of families, while providing a tax-deductible opportunity to those who participate. This vibrant, six-week campaign takes place each fall and helps provide the resources necessary makes it possible to attract accomplished teachers, offer an innovative curriculum, and enhance our exceptional programs in science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, wellness, outdoor education, and music.
A Capital Campaign is a focused, community-wide effort to provide funding for large-scale needs -- including renovation and building projects, technology improvements and significant programmatic upgrades. Capital campaigns have a stated financial goal, and seek gifts in all sizes. Donations are typically given either in one lump sum or over a period of three-to-five years.
Major Gifts provide opportunities to fund strategic, long-term needs of the school (from music to technology, STEAM Lab to outdoor education). Gifts can be made as a one-time donation or over a period of years. Major Gifts can also be unrestricted gifts that may be used to replenish and sustain reserves, as well as enhance everything from academics to attracting, recruiting, and retaining outstanding faculty and staff.