The economic values of our unification plan reflect the values of our school. Proceeds from our commercial property, plus sale of the current LMS campus and the One GDS Campaign will allow us to unify our community while keeping GDS financially strong.
The vision celebrates community. One of the primary principles of the community is that we all stretch in our own way to contribute to the collective dream. Your commitment guarantees the future of our beloved community, creating the permanent home for this place of purpose.
GDS welcomes gifts of stock or securities, which can be particularly advantageous to the donor. Please notify GDS's Advancement Office of a transfer using our Online Stock Transfer Notification Form. Your broker should transfer your stock gift electronically to Georgetown Day School account #7040822 at SunTrust Bank using the instructions on the Online Stock Transfer Notification Form.
With questions about making a gift of stock or securities, please contact Jeffrey Delozier by email or at 202-295-6239.
Many companies will match employee gifts. You may be able to double or triple the size of your gift by submitting the appropriate matching gift form (available from your employer) along with your contribution. Please contact your company's Human Resources department to learn if you are eligible for matching gifts.
Philleo Nash, the first chair of the GDS Board of Trustees, liked to call GDS a “do-it-yourself school.” From its founding by seven families in 1945, GDS has always counted on our entire community to make sure we are doing it right. Members of our community who have invested in the GDS endowment allow us to keep true to our founding mission. We are now able to draw on more than $40 million in endowed funds dedicated to a range of academic and athletic programs, financial aid, and faculty support each and every year. Learn more about GDS Endowed Funds.
GDS welcomes planned gifts and encourages donors to include the School in their estate planning. Deferred giving through trusts, annuities, insurance policies, and bequests may offer significant tax benefits, provide a portion of income rights for the life of the donor and/or other beneficiary, and reduce estate settlement costs while fulfilling your philanthropic goals. If you would like to explore planned giving opportunities, or if you have included GDS in your estate plans, please contact Lindsey Jacobson, director of major gifts and donor services, at 202-295-1061.
Please consult with an attorney or financial advisor to explore what type of planned gift might be best for you and your family.
You can make a memorial or honor gift to GDS at www.GDS.org/Giving as a way to remember a loved one or to honor a special person or celebrate an occasion such as a birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, holiday, or special achievement. A note will be sent to the individual you are honoring to inform him or her of your gift; the amount of the gift will not be disclosed.
Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.