Welcome

Throughout its history, Fort Worth Country Day has relied on the generosity of the community in the pursuit of excellence. Our Founding Trustees and Founding Families laid a strong foundation of support with the launch of Fort Worth’s first co-educational independent school on September 9, 1963. Their determination, dedication and vision set powerful examples that have been repeated over and over throughout the School’s more than 50-year history. Time and time again, committed stakeholders have stepped up to the plate with a shared purpose—a belief that the vision for a leading college-preparatory academic institution in this great city should become a reality. And it has.

We are grateful for the continued support of our parents, alumni, grandparents, past parents, faculty, staff and friends. It is through the unparalleled dedication of the FWCD community that our vision and mission continue to thrive today across the FWCD campus—from innovative programming and enriching faculty experiences, to first-rate athletic, academic and arts opportunities—the impact of giving to our School is profound.

The Advancement Office is dedicated to supporting Fort Worth Country Day’s mission by nurturing lifelong relationships with our alumni and families, securing financial resources through the FWCD Fund, the School’s annual fund, and promoting the School in the local and national community.

There are many ways to make a difference at Fort Worth Country Day - options that are meaningful to both you and our students. Whether you choose to support the FWCD Fund, make a gift of securities, share with us a gift in kind, make a gift in honor, memoriam or celebration of someone connected with Fort Worth Country Day, or plan to leave a gift to the School in the future, you are helping Fort Worth Country Day provide high-quality academic, arts and athletic programs that enhance students’ opportunities. Your gift represents the belief in and support of our School and its faculty—to the community and beyond—and supports our commitment to innovative programs, high-quality faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.

On behalf of the students and faculty that benefit from your support every day, thank you for your interest and commitment to Fort Worth Country Day. Together, we can make a difference.

Sincerely,
Sandra Tuomey
Director of Advancement


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Donor Levels

INNOVATOR
$25,000 +
CAPSTONE
$20,000 - $24,999
DEVELOPER
$10,000 - $19,999*
ARCHITECT
$5,000 - $9,999*
CONTRACTOR
$2,500 - $4,999*
BUILDER
$2,000 - $2,499*
GROUNDBREAKER
$1 - $1,999
*Keystone Council members give a minimum of $2,000

Ways to Give

Ways to Give at FWCD

Tuition
FWCD Fund
Supporting CAST
Falcon Club
Parent Faculty
Association
Planned Giving
 
Corporate
Partners
Purpose
Primary source of operating revenue for the School.
Funds educational initiatives and operational enhancements that tuition alone does not cover. 
Funds visual and performing arts activities that otherwise would not be supported.
Creates school spirit, support and enthusiasm for FWCD athletics throughout the School community. 
Builds community among parents by hosting events and activities while also fundraising for the School. 
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. 
Feed and clothe your family while giving back to FWCD!
Timeframe
Assessed annually
July 1 through 
June 30
July 1 through 
June 30 
July 1 through 
June 30 
July 1 through 
June 30 
July 1 through 
June 30 
July 1 through 
June 30 
Designation Areas
Tuition dollars allocated by a budget approved by the Board of Trustees. 
Unrestricted, but can be designated in one of eight areas.
Restricted to the art programs. 
Supports the athletic and PE programs for JK-12 grade.
Determined by the PFA Executive Committee to help JK-12 students and faculty. 
Designated by the donor to support a specific area within the School. 
Allocated to the Greatest Need area. 
Solicitation
Enrollment contracts are emailed to families in January.
Solicits contributions with the help of volunteers through direct mail, email, text and phone calls. 
Solicits contributions with the help of volunteers through direct mail and email.
Solicits membership throughout the school year via email, phone calls and at varsity home games. 
Support for events like Carnival, Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Sale, Bingo or the Spring Party are via email, phone and text. 
Contact the Director of Advancement at 817.302.3223
Method of Giving
Paid online or by check to the Business Office.
Gifts made each fiscal year by cash, check, credit card or stock transfer. 
Gifts made each fiscal year by cash, check, credit card or stock transfer.
Membership and merchandise paid by cash, check, credit card or billed to student accounts.
Support made by cash, check or credit card. 
Documented bequests and other estate planning vehicles, such as life income plans.
Shopping via vendors like Amazon Smile, Tom Thumb or Kroger; a percent of purchase goes back to FWCD. 
Impact
88% of the School’s operations funded by tuition. 
 
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. 
Experiences enhance students’ artistic visions, open their minds to the arts world beyond FWCD and engage them in hands-on work with dynamic professionals. 
Generates revenue to support the PE and athletic programs beyond the operational budget. 
Funds raised by the PFA go back to FWCD in the form of gifts requested by all divisions and areas of the School. 
Benefits future generations of FWCD students, and can have financial benefits to donor through annuity, etc.
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
Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
No
Yes, within the guidelines of IRS regulations.
No
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
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.