A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester County, New York

Why Give

Rye Country Day sincerely appreciates the commitment and generosity of our community. All gifts no matter the amount have a profound impact on our students, faculty and the school as a whole. 
As with all independent schools, tuition revenue alone does not cover the full cost of Rye Country Day’s annual operating budget. The Annual Fund helps to bridge this budget gap, and contributes vital funds to academic programs, need-based financial aid, teacher compensation, and other expenses. We ask all members of the School community, including families, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends to make a contribution each year.

Rye Country Day is extremely fortunate to have a traditionally dedicated philanthropic community. Over the past 20 years, current families historically have supported annual giving at a participation rate of 95% or higher. Our alumni community has also been committed with participation rates of 25% or higher. The national average for independent schools is 66% participation for current families and 9.8% for alumni. 

Growth of Annual Giving

Current Parent Participation

The 2023-24 Annual Fund runs from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. All gifts must be received within this time frame in order to appear in Rye Country Day’s 2023-2024 Annual Report.


Leadership Giving Levels


RCDS Leadership Society
$75,000 or more

RCDS Benefactor

Founder's Society

1869 Fellows

Cedar Street Circle

Charter Circle

Blue & Gold Council

Oak Tree Guild

Wildcat Club

Varsity Club

RCDS Associates

Alumni Leaders

Alumni 100% Club

Contact Us for Assistance

Office of Advancement
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(914) 925-4508