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Ways to Support DCD

Your Gift Makes a Difference

There are many ways to support DCD! We value the gift of your time as a volunteer and we appreciate each donation regardless of its dollar amount. We understand making a charitable gift is a very personal decision and the Advancement office can help guide you determine the impact you want to have on the people and spaces at DCD that are most important to you.

 

Annual Fund Gift

Annual Fund gifts have a direct and immediate impact on all aspects of DCD and support academics, athletics, arts, financial aid, facilities and campus life. They are not usually invested for the long term, but are used for operating expenses in the same fiscal year they are received. Additionally, the Annual Fund provides the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities and unexpected needs.

Endowed Gift

Endowed gifts are a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding.  Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. When you give to an endowment fund that already exists, you create a permanent legacy of support for DCD. See below for descriptions of some of DCD’s restricted and endowed funds.

Restricted & Endowed Fund Descriptions

An ongoing Fund to be used at the discretion of the Head of School for curricular enhancements, professional development, programming, and tools for well-being, technology, facilities, and outdoor spaces

An endowed fund that provides financial aid for deserving students.

This fund was set up in Memory of Tim Jackson after his passing in 2019.  In addition to being a student at DCD, Tim spent more than 40 years as part of DCD’s faculty and staff, serving as a teacher and coach, and served as the school’s business manager from 1985 to 2015.

Established in 2017 the Mimi Harrington Fund honors and celebrates Mimi’s work over the course of 30 years at DCD by supporting literacy, a love of stories, and a reading culture at the school. The fund supports professional development to faculty, provides resources for DCD’s library and classrooms, and offers opportunities for authors or storytellers to come to DCD.

Established in 2001 in honor of Mr. Tynan after 34 years of service to the school. This fund provides financial aid to deserving students entering or in the Upper School.

Established in 1981 by the Klebenov family following the sudden death of Susanna who had been a member of DCD’s Eighth Grade for only a few months. The fund’s income supports Financial Aid.

Established in 2000 by Lucy Lowell Grimm ’40 in honor of her sister. Interest from the fund will be used to support the Arts Department.

Ways to Give

Pledges are an easy way to demonstrate your commitment to DCD. They enable the school to better budget and prepare for the year. Select a pledge amount and “Bill me Later’ and arrange to pay by check or stock at a later date. All pledges for the 202-21 Annual Giving year must be fulfilled by June 9, 2021.

Checks should be made payable to Dedham Country Day School and mailed to:

Advancement Office
Dedham Country Day School
90 Sandy Valley Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Gifts by credit card can be made safely and securely online or by calling the Advancement Office at 781.329.0850.

Giving appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support DCD. For securities held longer than one year, you can deduct their full fair market value, regardless of what you originally paid for them, and you should have no capital gains tax obligation.

Beginning December 1, 2021, DCD has new stock transfer instructions. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift intent, please feel free to contact our Director of Annual Giving, Kate Nichols.

Prior to initiating a transfer, please have your broker contact our agent, Ivy Lo, at Ropes Wealth Advisors for instructions:

Ivy Fong Lo
Client Officer
ROPES WEALTH ADVISORS LLC
T +1 617 854 2983 F +1 617 235 0428
Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-3600
ivy.lo@ropeswealth.com

Thousands of companies match charitable contributions dollar for dollar. This means when you give to DCD, your company may match that gift to double your donation.

To see if your company participates in a matching gift program, start typing your company’s name in the search field below. Follow the link in the search results for instructions on how to submit a request to match your gift.

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Please send matching gift forms to:

The Advancement Office
Dedham Country Day School
90 Sandy Valley Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Common Forms of Planned Giving:

  • Bequests
  • Life Income Gifts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Gifts of Securities

Contact:
Donors are encouraged to discuss their charitable giving plans with their financial advisor or estate planning attorney. For more information, please contact Charles Rudnick, Director of Advancement, at 781-915-2557.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support DCD every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as you do on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to DCD.

Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select DCD from among the charitable organizations listed before you begin shopping. Then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to DCD!

You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Gifts of items or services for which the school has a need are always welcome. Please check with the Advancement Office if you think you may have such an item or service to offer. Contact Abby Ackerman for more information.

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