Join us in a culture of giving.

Your support of Carolina Day School helps us fulfill our mission: to inspire students to become innovative thinkers who communicate with intelligence and clarity, create with vision and purpose, and act with courage and compassion to confidently make a meaningful difference in the world.

Each division at CDS provides an unparalleled educational experience. That just wouldn't be possible without the support of our community. Thank you for joining us in prioritizing excellence in education.

Ways to Support CDS

There are many ways in which you can have a direct impact at Carolina Day School.

Make a Donation

The educational experience at CDS wouldn't be possible without philanthropic support. When it comes to giving, think of the Annual Fund first—the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts each year. Giving opportunities also include the Endowment and Planned Giving.

Attend the Annual Gala

Carolina Day School's fundraising events are a beloved tradition central to the culture of philanthropy at our school. CDS has two spring philanthropic events, which are each held every other year:

  • Auction Gala (Spring 2019) - Proceeds from the Auction Gala support additions and improvements that will benefit students this year and well beyond.

As part of long-term planning, there may be a special campaign introduced such as the recent It All Begins Here campaign which built the Lower School.

Community Partners

The Community Partnership program is a collaboration between local businesses and Carolina Day School, and it is vital in helping CDS maintain the healthy budget needed to support school programming. 


A community that is warm and inviting is part of what makes the CDS experience memorable for the school’s students and their families. Each year, hundreds of hard-working and enthusiastic parent volunteers come together to enrich our community and build enduring relationships. 

Make a Gift

A gift of any size has a tremendous impact. Everyone chooses an amount that is meaningful for them, and each gift is powerful. 

"I give because I'm always grateful for the friends, both old and new, that the boys have made. And the atmosphere at CDS of wanting to learn and experiment, without fear of being made fun of or fear of failure, is one of the greatest gifts that CDS gives our children."

—Jennifer Bock, Parent of Carson '15 and Spencer '17


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