Your gift can make a difference!
We are deeply grateful to our supporters who have made Detroit Country Day School a philanthropic priority. Your gifts not only impact the lives of our students each day but foster a legacy which follows to benefit the communities they will serve. A gift of any amount is appreciated. Gifts from the community fill the gap to ensure the exceptional quality of education each child receives.
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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At Detroit Country Day School the needs of our students come first. The Annual Fund campaign 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 provide immediate support on an annual basis, preserving the precious traditions that foster an exemplary collegiate preparatory education of today and the future.
For more information on the DCDS Annual Fund contact Nikki London at NLondon@dcds.edu.
Gifts to DCDS Endowment Funds help 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 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, or Athletics or our Guided Tuition program.For more information or questions on additional Endowment Funds contact Tina Mangalick, Director of Major Gifts at (248) 430-1064 or by email at email@example.com.
Gifts to DCDS capital objectives help provide facilities and equipment commensurate with the exceptional educational experiences in academics, arts, and athletics expected by students and their families. Capital objectives are identified by the school through a strategic planning process lead by the DCDS Board of Trustees.
Major Capital Projects
Detroit Country Day School's major capital projects include:
- Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg Studio Theatre (2015)
- Art wing in the Upper School (2015)
- Multipurpose sports field at the Thirteen Mile Road Campus (2015)
- Renovations to Middle School classrooms and common areas (2015)
- Field house at the Thirteen Mile Road Campus (2011)
- Fitness center and dance studio adjacent to the Cooper Gymnasium (2010)
- Cooper Gymnasium at the Hillview Campus (2009)
- Renovations and additions to the Junior School (2003 - 2007)
- Construction of the Barbara Plamondon Earle Early Learning Village at the Lower School (2001)
- Renovations and additions to the Upper School including the construction of the Seligman Performing Arts Center, state of the art science lab resources and classrooms, renovations of the student center and parent center (1997 - 1998)
- Construction of the Middle School (1991)
- Acquisition of the Lower School - Maple Road Campus (1986)
- Shaw Gymnasium Complex at the Thirteen Mile Road Campus (1981 - 1984)
- Purchase of the Junior School - Village Campus (1980 - rented first in 1975)
- Two-story wing for art, science, music, and library (1974)
- Learning Center (now Student Center) opened (1967)
- Move to the Thirteen Mile Road Campus (1957)
The Christopher LeFlore award is designated to provide small grants 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 fund.