Support PCD

Ways to Give a Gift

Ways to Give

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  • Give Online

    Our secure online giving form allows you to make a gift of any size at any time with a debit or credit card.
  • Mail a Check

    Please make checks payable to Providence Country Day School

    Our Mailing Address:
    Providence Country Day School
    Attn: Development
    660 Waterman Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
  • Set Up Recurring Gifts

    Make your support of PCD automatic. Our recurring gift program allows you to make a significant annual contribution through smaller monthly installments. It's simple, secure, and environmentally friendly. 
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Double or triple the impact of your gift through your company's matching gift program by requesting and filling out a matching gift form from your Human Resources department.

    Send your completed form, along with your gift, to Providence Country Day School:

    Providence Country Day School
    Attn: Development
    660 Waterman Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
  • Make a Stock Transfer

    To facilitate the transfer of stock gifts please contact the development office.
  • Give a Gift-in-Kind

    Donations of items to benefit the school. These can include gifts of auction items for our Play for PCD golf tournament, or items that are needed by the school.

    If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind donation, please contact Melissa Dick at 401-438-5170 x140 or to confirm that the school is able to accept your intended gift.
  • Phone in a Gift

    Call us at (401) 438-5170 and our Development team will be happy to help you make your gift over the phone using a credit card.
  • Wire Transfer

    To wire cash directly to the School's bank, please contact our business office at (401) 438-5170 x104.
  • Bequest

    Bequests are a gift made in a will or trust and can be one of the most impactful planned gifts. A bequest is a distribution of assets after someone’s lifetime.
  • Make PCD a Beneficiary

    If you have a life insurance policy or retirement account, you can add Providence Country Day School as a beneficiary (in whole or part) of your policy. This is an easy way to make a big impact.

    If you have done so or are interested in doing so, please contact Cate Massey, Advancement Associate, to let us know how you would like to see your gift benefit the school.
  • Qualified Charitable Distribution

    Individuals who are 70 ½ years old or older are able to direct a donation directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions. This can have tax advantages for you. 
If you would like to request more information or have questions regarding making a gift to PCD, please contact our Development Team at 401-438-5170 or

Methods to Support PCD

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  • Annual Fund

    The PCD Annual Fund supports the dedicated faculty, financial aid, and facilities that enable PCD students to thrive here now and continue to do so long after they leave. Because we hope to make a PCD education available to as many qualified and deserving students as possible, tuition revenue funds only 85% of our annual operating budget; the balance is funded through the generosity of donors. 

    There are two types of gifts to the PCD Annual Fund:

    1) Unrestricted
    This is the fund that gives PCD the flexibility to budget for the best interest and greatest needs of the school each year, whether that’s to buy computers and microscopes, athletic equipment, art supplies, musical instruments, or hand sanitizer. These gifts are essential for keeping the lights on every day!

    2) Restricted
    These gifts are made in support of causes most important to the donor or for specific purposes. This can include Henry Barnard alumni who would like their gifts to only benefit the Henry Barnard lower school. If you would like to direct the use of your Annual Fund contribution, please include that information when you make your gift. Please contact the Development Office for any questions regarding directing your gift.
  • Capital Giving

    Unlike the Annual Fund, which funds about 8% of our operating budget and is spent each year, capital gifts generally support specific initiatives—either facility improvements or endowment.

    Think of our Annual Fund as our checking account, paying for day-to-day expenses, and capital gifts as a savings account for special projects and long-term investment. Capital gifts allow PCD to think strategically beyond immediate needs and plan for a secure and vibrant future. They can fund new buildings and campus renovations, and they can add to the endowment to fund faculty compensation, programs, and financial aid.

    A healthy endowment can also give a school greater flexibility during challenging economic times, so that its long-term health is not compromised. PCD's endowment is managed by the Rhode Island Foundation and is invested for long-term growth.
  • Endowment

    An endowed gift is one that is intended to be used in perpetuity. The PCD endowment allows the school the flexibility to respond to unexpected events (like a pandemic) and to have a consistent source of funds. These gifts are often made through charitable bequests but can also be made at any point in someone’s lifetime. These gifts can have tax benefits for the donor and their families.