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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the school is able to accept your intended gift.
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 email@example.com
Methods to Support PCD
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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.
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.
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.