Your Support Matters
From the School’s founding in 1981 to the present, our donors — parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends — have made sure that City Day continues to grow and thrive.
The spirit of giving is fundamental to Chicago City Day School’s culture of kindness. From the School’s founding in 1981 to the present, our donors — parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends — have made sure that City Day continues to grow and thrive. Contributions made by donors support every aspect of school life, from daily activities in the classroom to our coral reef research project in the Florida Keys and our immersive travel experiences overseas. Their generous gifts have made possible the remarkable School we know today: a uniquely transformative environment where children embrace learning with joy and confidence.
The City Day Annual Fund
The centerpiece of our fundraising efforts is the Annual Fund. Like most independent schools, Chicago City Day is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on voluntary contributions to the Annual Fund to help bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating our students.
Your gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible, and every gift has a direct impact, no matter the size.
Each year, gifts to the Annual 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.
Matching gifts multiply your impact
Your company can help us meet our Annual Fund goals. Many companies have matching gift programs, sometimes doubling or tripling their employees’ (and their spouses’) charitable contributions. Your employer’s HR department can provide information about their matching gift program.
If you plan to apply for a matching gift, please contact Alexa Hand, Director of Development.
We are truly grateful for our community’s extraordinary past support. Please help carry forward this proud tradition of philanthropy and make a gift to City Day.