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Ways to Give

Annual giving

Like most independent schools, Chicago City Day is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on voluntary contributions to help bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating our students.

Your gifts to the Annual Giving Fund are fully tax-deductible, and every gift has a direct impact, no matter the size.   
Each year, gifts to the Annual Giving Fund are used to support all aspects of a City Day education, which include tuition assistance, technology and design, competitive compensation for faculty and staff, athletics, service learning trips, facilities and grounds, fine arts, security and sanitation, professional development opportunities, and more.

Giving is simple. You can give online by completing and submitting the form on this page. Thank you in advance for supporting City Day!

Stock gifts

Donating stock is one of the smartest ways to give, and it benefits you while supporting Chicago City Day School.

Here’s why: You can save on taxes. When you donate your appreciated assets, you can avoid paying capital gains tax. If you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. 

With the strong stock market, 2022 could be an ideal year to make contributions using appreciated securities. To ensure your gift is eligible for your 2022 tax return, you must give by December 31, 2022

To transfer stocks or other securities to City Day, please:

Giving Form

Matching gift policy

Many companies have a matching gift policy that can double or sometimes triple an employee’s (or employee’s spouse’s) contribution of cash or securities. To find out if your employer matches charitable contributions, please contact your company’s HR department. 

Donate by mail

We accept donations by mail.  Please make your check payable to Chicago City Day School and mail to:
Development Office
Chicago City Day School
541 West Hawthorne Place
Chicago, IL  60657