We sincerely appreciate the generosity of those who support RPDS and its mission. As you consider a gift in support of the school and its initiatives, please keep in mind that all gifts – regardless of size – make a difference.
- What is The Promise Fund?
- Why doesn’t the school charge enough tuition to cover operating costs?
- Is giving to the annual fund unique to RPDS?
- Can I make a gift for a specific purpose or to support the endowment?
- May I make a deferred or planned gift?
- What is Capers?
- Is there any chance that my gift could be made anonymously?
- May I make a gift in memory of someone or to honor a special individual, for instance a former teacher?
- Does RPDS participate in corporate matching gift programs?
- Is my gift tax deductible?
- May I volunteer my time?
The Promise Fund is Riverside Presbyterian Day School’s (RPDS) annual giving program and one of the most important sources of revenue other than student tuition. It is an essential part of the annual operating budget, and just as our mission to educate the mind, nurture the spirit and foster the development of the whole child is infused in all aspects of RPDS, so too does The Promise Fund touch every part of the RPDS experience. Promise Fund dollars support: need-based financial assistance, innovative academic curricula, cutting-edge technology, campus improvements, academies, student study trips, athletic equipment and professional development for faculty and staff.
Every year, The Promise Fund campaign begins on September 1 and ends on May 31. All contributions to The Promise Fund are 100 percent tax deductible and unrestricted.
Absolutely! If there is a specific project you would like to fund, please let us know. The Endowment Fund secures the school’s long-term future and generates an important and significant part of the annual operating revenue. The principal of an endowment gift is preserved and only a portion of the interest and earnings is used. Endowment gifts are professionally invested and managed to provide income for the school’s operating budget, financial aid, and faculty support in perpetuity. Gifts to the endowment may be of any size and may be designated for a particular purpose.
Yes. Your support makes the difference in securing the future of RPDS. Opportunities for planned giving include bequests, gifts of retirement assets or life insurance, gift annuities, and trust distributions.
Capers is one of the school’s primary fundraising initiatives. Funds raised help support key initiatives such as faculty professional development and student financial aid, which contribute to ensuring sustained excellence at RPDS. We hope that you will choose to participate in and support Capers by purchasing auction items, donating items for the silent or live auctions, volunteering on the Capers committee, or becoming a sponsor.