We rely upon the generosity of financial partners like you to offer exceptional Christian education to the children of Dunwoody and surrounding communities.
Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How do I donate to DCS?
- Click here to give online
- Through your employer’s matching donation program
- Personal check made out to “Dunwoody Christian School” mailed to: Dunwoody Christian School, 1445 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
- Other ways to give
When can I donate to DCS?
Your generosity is welcome any time of the year. Each year, DCS launches its annual fundraising campaign, the Annual Fund
. It is open throughout the entire fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund
is a campaign that starts at the beginning of each school year, where donors (like you!) are asked to help fund approximately 20% of the DCS operating budget. It ends on June 30, which is the DCS fiscal year-end. Funds raised help DCS pay for necessary annual expenses.
How does DCS spend my donation?
Your generous donations will help DCS pay for:
Teacher Salaries & Benefits
Smartboards & Computers
Security, painting & other improvements to the buildings
School Supplies & Curriculum
Rent & Utilities
Why doesn’t tuition cover all the costs?
Like most private schools, the DCS Board of Directors reviews the operating budget each year and then tuition is intentionally set below the full cost. This helps keep DCS more affordable to a wider range of families. So there is a deficit between what DCS charges for tuition, and what it actually costs to run the school. The Annual Fund allows our school community (parents, friends, extended family, local businesses and other DCS partners) to make up the deficit through tax-deductible donations.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the deficit is approximately $200,000.
Am I expected to donate a certain amount?
Whether you donate $1,000 or $100,000, DCS’s prayer is simply that you please consider donating an amount that is meaningful to your family. For some, this will mean a smaller donation. Others may be able to support the school in a greater way. Our request is that you give generously, whatever that means to your family. Donations are tax-deductible.
Why does DCS seek 100% participation from DCS families and Board Members?
100% participation in the Annual Fund demonstrates the dedication of our community. As DCS applies for grants, foundations that give those grants often require 100% participation. We trust God for 100% participation from families, and we actually require 100% participation from DCS Board members.
Can I make a pledge now and donate later?
Yes! If you prefer to schedule a donation for the future, simply make a “pledge,” which is a commitment to donate a specific amount on a specific date. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know the amount and future donation date.
I would like to give to DCS through "Pay it Forward". Is this different than the Annual Fund?
Yes, the Pay it Forward program is a separate program that only funds student scholarships. If you file taxes in the state of Georgia, we would ask that you consider both a donation to the DCS Annual Fund, as well as a donation to the Pay it Forward program on behalf of DCS. The Pay it Forward program provides donors with a 1:1 tax credit for your donation, which means you get 100% of your donation back in the form of a tax credit - it truly is a remarkable program that benefits many students. Read more about Pay if Forward here.
Dunwoody Christian School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions to Dunwoody Christian School are tax deductible.
It is Dunwoody Christian School’s policy to set aside 10% of every non-designated donated dollar to be used for student scholarships, financial aid, or other charitable and benevolent purposes. If you do not wish a portion of your gift to be used in this manner, please notify us at the time of your donation.