What to Support

Capital Campaign - Vivid Pledge

Vivid. It's the brightest something can be. It's also the name of Detroit Country Day School's most aspirational project in history.

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Annual Fund

At Detroit Country Day School the needs of the students come first. The Annual Fund helps to meet and exceed those needs. A gift to the Annual Fund is one of the most important gifts we ask of our DCDS community because it helps address critical daily operating needs and helps to preserve the precious traditions that foster an exemplary collegiate preparatory education today.

For more information on the DCDS Annual Fund contact Nikki London, Chief Advancement Officer, at NLondon@dcds.edu or Tina Mangalick, Director of Philanthropy, at TMangalick@dcds.edu

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Donations in Tribute

A gift in honor or memory of someone is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to individuals who touch our lives. Tribute gifts provide unrestricted resources for the school's most pressing needs or you may direct your gift to support a single program area or project. Tribute gifts can be made to celebrate a special occasion, say thank you, recognize someone close to you, or to remember someone who is deceased. For donations made in tribute, we send a personal Tribute Gift card to persons designated for notification on your donation form.  

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Financial Aid Beyond Tuition

The Chris LeFlore Fund and the Brett Salamin, Jr. Memorial Fund are designated to provide small grants outside of tuition to help Detroit Country Day Upper School students participate more fully in their DCDS experiences. Students may apply for financial awards contingent upon the fiscal health of the funds. 

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Gifts to DCDS Endowment Funds help to provide for the long term sustainability of the school. Endowment Fund gifts impact the people, programs, and property of DCDS through the income earned on the these funds, invested in accordance with the school's endowment policies. Gifts can be directed to our areas of greatest need within our General Endowment Fund, to our three main pillars of Academics, Arts, Athletics or our Guided Tuition program. 

For more information or questions on additional Endowment Funds contact Tina Mangalick, Director of Philanthropy, at (248)430-1064 or at TMangalick@dcds.edu

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There are many organizations that donate to Detroit Country Day School by your purchases made through them. The Marketplace is also the place to find links to purchase uniforms, books, and spirit wear. Visit the Marketplace page today to see which organizations donate back to DCDS.

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Path of Excellence - Brick Paver Program

The Path of Excellence is a lasting tribute to the students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Detroit Country Day School. This program provides an opportunity to commemorate individuals, programs, or experiences which shaped their years at Detroit Country Day School. The paver path begins at the Upper School's main entry drive, traverses the hill top overlooking the Shaw Stadium, and culminates in the Circle of Excellence and the Circle of Champions adjacent to the grand stand and press box. The Circle of Excellence honors All-State and All-American recognition while the Circle of Champions honors All-State team recognition. 

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Walk the Path of Excellence to find messages;

  • Expressing class spirit
  • Recognizing individual or team accomplishments
  • Thanking an inspirational teacher, coach, or advisor
  • Honoring years of service or retirement
  • Celebrating graduations
  • Remembering cherished friendships and experiences

Gifts made through the Path of Excellence program support the enhancement of athletic facilities and programs for students of all ages at Detroit Country Day School. Selection of the Path of Excellence on the giving form will reveal sizes, costs, and character limits. 

The Path of Excellence program is co-sponsored by the Blue & Gold Club and the Alumni Council

Planned Giving

Planned giving, such as gifts through wills, trusts, estate plans or beneficiaries identified in life insurance policies can be an advantageous way to provide for a future legacy gift to Detroit Country Day School.

All donors who notify Detroit Country Day School of their intentions to include the school in their estate plans may be inducted into the 1914 Legacy Society. Benefits of the Society include but are not limited to a lifelong invitation to our annual Headmaster’s Dinner.

Please contact Tina Mangalick, Director of Philanthropy, at TMangalick@dcds.edu to discuss your plans.

Alumni Giving

There are many ways alumni can help support and stay connected with the school. Visit our alumni page to learn more!

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