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YOUR GIFT mAtters!

DCDS Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund helps to close the critical gaps in our yearly operational budget and ensures our students continue to thrive in a well-rounded, inclusive, forward-looking, and compassionate environment. Our motto Mens Sana In Corpore Sano ~ A Sound Mind in a Sound Body, feeds into every aspect of DCDS student life programming, supporting the many facets of a student's experience , as well as faculty professional development, campus-wide improvements in the arts, athletics, and extra-curricular activities. 

We are deeply grateful to our supporters who have made Detroit Country Day School a philanthropic priority. Your tax-deductible gift impacts the lives of our students every day and fosters a legacy which follows to benefit the communities they will serve.

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We invite you to take a few moments to learn about the types of gifts that support the school and its mission:

Student Life

When reflecting on their Detroit Country Day School education, many of our alumni speak of the lessons that have sustained them, the connection they still have with teachers and classmates, and the opportunities they received and appreciate. While tuition is essential to funding the quality of education delivered to our students, critical gaps still exist in the yearly budget. Annual Fund donations have supported vital programming in community building, civic engagement, and leadership development for our students.

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Financial Aid

Our School has always had a tradition and commitment to ensuring that a Detroit Country Day education is accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. Having a robust financial program allows us to enroll highly motivated students who could not otherwise afford to attend the School. Annual Fund donations which support financial aid are the best way to help maintain our objectives for socioeconomic diversity.


Our classrooms have always been collaborative centers where students incorporate creativity, critical thinking, and analytical skills into every discipline. To prepare our students more extensively and keep them relevant in today's society requires comprehensive technology proficiencies and the confidence to be innovative. Reimagining the classroom structure and tools is crucial and recently imperative in our ability to pivot during the pandemic. Annual Fund donations are critical to keeping us current, forward-thinking, and flexible in the classroom.

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Support, professional development, and mentorship for faculty to ensure their readiness to equip students with the skills and competencies necessary to thrive. Recent professional development on the research-based Mind Brain Education has elevated our teachers' abilities to help students improve retention, apply the information more broadly, and take ownership in their learning process. Annual Fund donations help to keep our faculty at the forefront on how to educate children best.

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Annual Report

Our 2022-2023 Annual Report is now available! This page is password protected and reserved for members and friends of the DCDS community. If you did not receive the password, and would like to request access, please email the Advancement Office at

Our Team

Katherine Schulte
Chief Advancement Officer

Tina (Mangalick) Blank '06
Director of Philanthropy

Denelle Cicotte
Advancement Operations Manager

Donna Cronberger
Advancement Administrative Assistant

Christopher Holinski
Director of Annual Giving

Kimberly (Otsuji) Link '02
Director of Alumni Relations