The FWCD Fund

A Message from the FWCD Fund Chairs

Dear Falcon Families:
 
We are proud and excited to serve as FWCD Fund Chairs for the 2021-22 school year. FWCD means so much to our family, and we are honored to help the School attain the financial support it needs to continue providing students and faculty with beneficial opportunities now and into the future.

The generosity of the FWCD family is phenomenal, but it has never been more admirable than last year, when, amid the challenges and uncertainties of the pandemic, The FWCD Fund raised a record-breaking $1,081,200 in unrestricted dollars. Thank you to all who contributed! 

FWCD Together:
This is the School’s theme this year. Together, as we move forward, The FWCD Fund will be the cornerstone of all fundraising efforts at the School. Each gift to The FWCD Fund has a meaningful impact on the students and faculty. These gifts directly support all of our children and are integral for FWCD to continue delivering excellence. 

Leslie and John David Mortiz, with their daughters, Meg ’15 and Anna ’20, have generously offered again this year a 1:1 match for new or increased gifts to The FWCD Fund by June 30, 2022, up to $350,000. Together with this challenge match, we can ensure that the next generation of leaders is afforded the opportunities of superior athletics, arts, and classroom education. 

Thank you in advance for your gift to this year’s FWCD Fund and your investment in our outstanding school and the bright future of our exceptional FWCD students. 

Together, FWCD will make a difference. 

April and Paul Bleich 
The FWCD Fund Chairs 2021-22 

The Moritz Challenge

Take the Moritz Challenge to help the School now more than ever!

In fall 2020, Leslie and John David Moritz, along with their daughters, Meg ’15 and Anna ’20, graciously stepped forward and challenged the FWCD community to raise an additional $250,000 for FWCD through increased and first-time gifts to The FWCD Fund. We are excited to announce that we met this challenge in early January 2021, and the Moritz family has offered an additional $100,000 for new and increased gifts made by June 30. 

Accept the Moritz Challenge:
  • It’s the perfect time to make your first gift to the School.
  • It’s a great way to give an additional amount over previous years gifts.
  • It’s a leadership opportunity to step up to the Keystone Council level. 


Though life looks different for all of us right now, our goal to meet FWCD’s evolving needs hasn’t changed. Support provided to the FWCD Fund is an important part of the School’s operating budget every year and, especially, during difficult times like these.

Join Keystone Council!

Make FWCD one of your philanthropic priorities and become a member of this impactful group. Making monthly payments from May to June can help you reach the Keystone Council level.

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Ways to Give at FWCD

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  • FWCD Fund

    • Purpose: Funds educational initiatives and operational enhancements that tuition alone does not cover. 
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Unrestricted, but can be designated in one of eight areas.
    • Solicitation: Solicits contributions with the help of volunteers through direct mail, email, text and phone calls. 
    • Method of Giving: Gifts made each fiscal year by cash, check, credit card or stock transfer. 
    • Impact: Makes a difference in the life of current students, faculty and staff by providing necessary resources that would otherwise not be possible without support. $1 million in unrestricted giving and 100% parent participation is always the goal. 
    • Charitable Deduction: Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
    More about the FWCD Fund
  • Supporting CAST

    • Purpose: Funds visual and performing arts activities that otherwise would not be supported.
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Restricted to the art programs. 
    • Solicitation: Solicits contributions with the help of volunteers through direct mail and email.
    • Method of Giving: Gifts made each fiscal year by cash, check, credit card or stock transfer.
    • Impact: Experiences enhance students’ artistic visions, open their minds to the arts world beyond FWCD and engage them in hands-on work with dynamic professionals. 
    • Charitable Deduction: Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
    More about Supporting CAST
  • Falcon Club

    • Purpose: Creates school spirit, support and enthusiasm for FWCD athletics throughout the School community. 
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Supports the athletic and PE programs for JK-12 grade.
    • Solicitation: Solicits membership throughout the school year via email, phone calls and at varsity home games. 
    • Method of Giving: Membership and merchandise paid by cash, check, credit card or billed to student accounts.
    • Impact: Generates revenue to support the PE and athletic programs beyond the operational budget. 
    • Charitable Deduction: Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
    More about Falcon Club
  • Parent Faculty Association

    • Purpose: Builds community among parents by hosting events and activities while also fundraising for the School. 
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Determined by the PFA Executive Committee to help JK-12 students and faculty. 
    • Solicitation: Support for events like Carnival, Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Sale, Bingo or the Spring Party are via email, phone and text. 
    • Method of Giving: Support made by cash, check or credit card. 
    • Impact: Funds raised by the PFA go back to FWCD in the form of gifts requested by all divisions and areas of the School. 
    • Charitable Deduction: No.
    More about the Parent Faculty Association
  • Planned Giving

    • Purpose: Any gift that a donor includes in estate planning; allows the donor to keep more of what they have earned through their lifetime, but allows a far greater gift to FWCD in the future. 
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Designated by the donor to support a specific area within the School. 
    • Solicitation: Contact the Director of Advancement at 817.302.3223
    • Method of Giving: Documented bequests and other estate planning vehicles, such as life income plans.
    • Impact: Benefits future generations of FWCD students, and can have financial benefits to donor through annuity, etc.
    • Charitable Deduction: Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
    More about Planned Giving
  • Community Partners

    • Purpose: Feed and clothe your family while giving back to FWCD!
    • Timeframe: July 1 through June 30
    • Designation Area: Allocated to the Greatest Need area. 
    • Solicitation: Solicits membership throughout the school year via email, phone calls and at varsity home games. 
    • Method of Giving: Shopping via vendors like Amazon Smile, Tom Thumb or Kroger; a percent of purchase goes back to FWCD. 
    • Impact: Every dollar to FWCD makes a big impact in the life of the School. But shopping through our partner vendors gives back while families purchase items they need. 
    • Charitable Deduction: No.
    More about Community Partners
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Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.