150 Years

$1.5M Goal

$150,000 Challenge Grant

In celebration of Rye Country Day School’s 150th anniversary, our goal is to raise $1.5M in gifts in TWO DAYS from our entire community of Alumni, Current Families, Parents of Alumni, Grandparents, Faculty, Staff and Friends to support the Annual Fund. If we succeed, a generous member of the RCDS community will donate $150,000 to the school.

#RCDS150Challenge

Save the date and help us celebrate!

FAQ's

What is the RCDS 150 Annual Giving Challenge?

In celebration of Rye Country Day School’s 150th anniversary, our goal is to raise $1.5M in TWO DAYS from our entire community of Alumni, Current Families, Parents of Alumni, Grandparents, Faculty, Staff and Friends to support the Annual Fund. If we succeed, a generous member of the RCDS community will donate $150,000 to the school.

How do I give?

Challenge gifts will be accepted from midnight on Wednesday, October 17, through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 18.

Online: This website page will contain a special RCDS 150 Giving Challenge form for you to make your gift starting October 17.

Phone: Call the development office at (914) 925-4523

Mail: All gifts received no later than Thursday, October 18 will count towards the challenge! Checks can be made out to "Rye Country Day School," noted in the memo "150 Giving Challenge" and sent to: RCDS Cedar Street, Rye, NY 10580

Why should I give?

2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of Rye Country Day School. During this special two-day event, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents, and friends will come together to acknowledge the impact that RCDS has made in their lives with a #RCDS150Challenge gift, benefitting the Annual Fund. The goal of the challenge is to reaffirm our connection as one community with 150 years of history. We hope that you consider making your gift during the challenge to participate in this exciting event.

What if I already gave this year?

Thank you! We appreciate and value your support of RCDS. Good news! If you already made a gift to the Annual Fund this fiscal year (July 1 or later) your gift will count towards the 150 Annual Giving Challenge. If you would like to make an additional gift in honor of this special challenge you may do so on this page October 17-18.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Your participation is greatly valued and reflects the strength of our community.

Can my gift be matched?

Find out if your company matches at: ryecountryday.org/matchinggift

Are there tax benefits to making a gift?

Yes. Rye Country Day School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and you will receive a receipt for your contribution.

How can I help?

We are looking for members of the RCDS community to help us spread the word about the 150th Anniversary Annual Giving Challenge on social media. The ask is simple and will take less than 10 minutes between now and October 19. Learn more and sign up here.

Whom do I contact with questions?

Kelly Melandro
Manager of the Annual Fund
(914) 925-4524
kelly_melandro@ryecountryday.org