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Annual Fund First
Current giving in support of this year's operating budget is the place to begin. Our students and teachers appreciate exceptional opportunities, thanks to the Annual Fund First.
Generations of Giving
At GDS, we are fortunate to enjoy a culture of giving and support, providing us with vital financial resources every independent school needs to thrive and grow. Parents, trustees, alumni, grandparents, faculty, past parents, and friends have contributed with a spirit of generosity that makes Greensboro Day School the premiere PreK-12 in the Triad.
Since the founding of our school, tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund:
support faculty salaries
promote individual opportunities for our students in all divisions
add technology to classrooms
contribute to financial assistance
give our school a leading edge in educational excellence
Because the Annual Fund is 3% of the GDS operating budget, it is a critical part of everything we do.
The Annual Fund is GDS’ most important ongoing fundraising activity, raising well over $500,000 for the current school year budget. The Annual Fund helps provide for the same items covered in the budget: teacher salaries, classroom supplies, specialist programs, arts, athletics, technology, and more. This is the foundation for all that we do.
Because tuition doesn’t cover the entire cost of a GDS education (there is typically an $1,800 - $2,000 difference per student), we ask every family to support the Annual Fund at a level that is appropriate to their own family budget and one that shows your pride in being part of the GDS community.
GDS values your support! Every year, we recognize our donors in our Annual Report, both by who you are (parents, alumni or grandparents, for example) and the giving level in which you participate. Specific gift amounts are never listed. Donors can make gifts in honor or memory of a teacher, a family member or someone special and they are listed in the Annual Report.
Because GDS Annual Fund dollars are part of this year’s budget, it’s crucial that the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee know that we will meet our goal in the fall in order to plan for the remainder of the year. While we realize that everyone may choose to fulfill their pledge at any time during the school year, we encourge that you make your pledge now.