Giving FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the York Country Day School Fund?

    The York County Day School Fund is your annual gift to the school, enhancing the programs that offer our students the best opportunities to learn, lead and succeed … every day, every year. Your gift provides direct and immediate support to the school’s most compelling needs.
  • What does Annual Fund support?

    The Annual Fund supports the bones of York Country Day School. This fund provides the resources to cover critical needs, such as building maintenance, utility expenses, experiential learning, classroom enhancement and faculty advancement.

    You know the childhood adage, “A little bit goes a long way.” Here at YCDS, the same thing is true. When you make a gift to YCDS, you join hundreds of alumni, students, friends, parents, faculty and staff who support our annual fund each year. All of these gifts – most under $75 – add up in a big way.
  • Why give on top of tuition?

    Your gift makes York Country Day School the great school that it is: talented teachers, small classes, enriching arts and athletics programs, library and instructional resources and much more. Your child’s education is financed by both your tuition and your Annual Fund gift. Because tuition covers only part of our operating budget, charitable gifts are a necessary part York Country Day School’s healthy financial profile. Unlike tuition, contributions to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible and allow each family to give at the level at which they are able.
  • How much should I donate?

    Your gift, regardless of size, ensures that we raise the necessary additional funds for our students above and beyond what tuition covers to support our program, faculty and facilities. Your participation also encourages others to give and helps the school secure foundation grants. Annual Fund gifts range from $10 to more than $5,000. Pledges can be paid monthly, quarterly, in one lump sum, or any other timetable that works best for you. It’s a vote of confidence in our program.
  • What are the tax benefits of giving?

    All gifts to York Country Day School are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts of stock and other appreciated assets may offer additional tax benefits.
  • Who can give to the Annual Fund?

    Anyone can give to the Annual Fund, including alumni, parents, students, grandparents and friends.
  • How do I make a gift?

    • Give online here with VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
    • Mail your donation:
    Laura Burkey, Development Office
    York Country Day School 
    1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
    York, PA 17403

    Checks are payable to York Country Day School.
    • Donations of stock or bonds are another option. Please contact the Development Office at 717-815-6713 for more information.