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
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.