Your Donation Counts!
How your gifts can make a difference
We are deeply grateful to our supporters who have made Detroit Country Day School a philanthropic priority. This affirmation of confidence and trust in the opportunities afforded students by a Detroit Country Day School education supports a legacy which follows to benefit the communities they will serve. A gift of any amount is appreciated.
Make the Difference
Tuition and endowment income cover most, but not all, of the operating budget. Gifts from the community fill the gap to ensure the exceptional quality of education each child receives.
Gifts to the DCDS Annual Fund support the full range of educational experiences offered above and beyond what tuition can secure, and impact the people, programs, and property of DCDS through underwriting annual operating budget expenses. Annual Fund gifts can be made to the areas of greatest need through General Support or directed to our three main pillars of Academics, Arts, and Athletics. For more information in regards to the Annual Fund contact Christa Reid at (248) 430-1703 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more visit our Annual Fund pages.
Gifts to the DCDS Endowment Fund help provide for the long term sustainability of the school with a goal of perpetuity. 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 policy. Endowment Fund gifts can be made to the areas of greatest need through General Endowment Fund or directed to our three main pillars of Academics, Arts, or Athletics or our Guided Tuition (need based financial aid) program.For more information on the Endowment Fund, email 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)