When you contribute to City and Country School, you provide exceptional opportunities for each and every student.
Every member of our community is asked to make a gift each year to The C&C Fund, our annual giving program. Gifts of all sizes have a direct impact on our school. The C&C Fund provides critical, unrestricted support for the basic operations of the school such as teacher and staff professional development, enhanced academic program offerings, classroom improvements, and upgraded technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the C&C Fund?
The C&C Fund, or annual fund, is the School’s primary community-wide fundraising effort. It is our hope that, as a member of the community, you will participate in this fundraising initiative at least once throughout the academic year in a way that is meaningful to you. The C&C Fund directly impacts every program, activity, student ,and faculty member by contributing to the School’s overall financial health and sustainability. All gifts are deeply appreciated. Unrestricted gifts allow school flexibility to address the highest priority needs of the school.
Why is the C&C Fund necessary when I pay tuition?
Annual giving is a tradition shared by most independent schools. The C&C Fund raises the additional dollars necessary to balance the school’s annual budget. The school is a nonprofit organization that operates without financial support from local or federal taxes. The School relies on tuition, annual giving, endowment, and auxiliary income (income from summer camps and facility rentals) to operate and continually improve. Unlike tuition, gifts to C&C are fully tax-deductible.
Will my gift really make a difference?
Absolutely! Every gift plays a part in C&C’s success, making no gift too small. We value every gift regardless of the size. Overall donor participation reveals how the school is valued by its constituents, and your gift is an expression of gratitude to the teachers who invest so much in our students. We encourage everyone to make City and Country School a philanthropic priority at whatever level they are able whether that be $5 or $50,000.
Ways to Make a Gift
Click here to use a credit or debit card. you can make a one-time gift or a gift in monthly installments (between now and June 30).
Please make your check payable to City and Country School. Indicate the designation of your gift in the memo section (C&C Fund, Endowment, Sarah Verdone). Mail your check to: City and Country School, Attn: Development Office, 146 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011.
You can make a pledge at any time by contacting Melissa Ritchie, Director of Development, at email@example.com. Pledges made to the C&C Fund are payable by June 30 of the same school year.
Please check to see if your company has a matching gift program. Many companies will double, or even triple, charitable gifts to independent schools. Please let us know when you contribute that your company matches gifts. Your employer’s human resources department can provide you with the required forms. Many companies ask for the nonprofit’s tax ID number. The City and Country School Tax ID is 13-5562983.
If you have established a donor-advised fund through another organization you may recommend the award of a grant to City and Country School. Please check the guidelines pertaining to your fund.
Giving appreciated securities and stocks often provides significant tax benefits to the donor. Consult with your tax professional for advice about your circumstances. To make a gift of stock, please contact Melissa Ritchie, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
To transfer funds through ACH from your bank, please contact Melissa Ritchie, Director of Development, at email@example.com for directions.
A gift-in-kind is a contribution of goods or services other than cash, grants, or securities. For more information on making a gift-in-kind to C&C, please contact Melissa Ritchie, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
City and Country School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.