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Annual Giving Campaign


The Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) is Almaden Country Day School’s #1 fundraising priority! The generosity of our community helps directly sustain the school's operating budget and supports every ACDS student's education.

The AGC is an integral part of ACDS's operating budget. Since tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating our students, we rely on contributions to the campaign for 9% of the school's income. Unlike tuition, gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are tax-deductible.

Annual Giving Helps Close the Tuition Gap

Every year, there is a variance (or gap) between what families pay in tuition per child and the actual cost in educating each ACDS student. The Annual Giving Campaign is the largest and most important fundraising effort that helps bridge the tuition gap.

9% of costs are not covered by tuition, are raised by 4% special events, 5% annual giving campaign


90% tuition
5% Annual Giving Campaign
4.0% Special events
1.0% Investment Income and other misc.



Giving Levels
The suggested gift per student is $1,370.

Leadership Levels

  • Imagine  $2,500–$4,999
  • Envision $5,000–$7,499
  • Aspire    $7,500–$9,999
  • Legacy   $10,000+



Curriculum and Programs
Educational Technology
Professional Development
Salaries and Benefits

Funds raised during the Annual Giving Campaign directly support ACDS’s outstanding educational and enrichment programs.

They are also critical in helping us retain the extraordinary teachers and staff who create the nurturing environment our children love.

All gifts are put to use immediately throughout the academic year.




Supports ACDS's highest priorities
Expands opportunities for student growth
Transforms students' lives

Each member of the ACDS community is a stakeholder. As a community, we are relying upon each other and your tax-deductible contributions to meet ACDS’s budget and deliver the best possible education to our students each year.

Moreover, your AGC gift helps ACDS give students a mission-skills focused and enriching education that fosters teamwork-driven leaders, creative and curious innovators and resilient young people. Skills which are needed now more than than ever.