Support

Overview

Ways to Give

Since its founding in 1908, LCDS has thrived because of the generosity of families, alumni, and friends who believe in our mission and who are committed to our future. There are many ways to support our school:

List of 6 items.

  • THE EXCELLENCE FUND

    The Excellence Fund is the annual and recurring effort that benefits every aspect of the LCDS experience, including arts, athletics, technology, and, of course, academics. The Excellence Fund truly impacts every student and helps ensure the vibrancy and vigor that define LCDS. Because of its profound impact on the experience we are able to offer, we ask everyone within our community to make The Excellence Fund their highest philanthropic priority.
  • FUNDFEST

    FundFest is the largest annual fundraiser for Lancaster Country Day School – an evening for parents, alumni, grandparents and friends to celebrate the school community. FundFest 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in our Parents Fieldhouse and the new Physical Education & Athletics Center on the LCDS campus. In addition to heavy butlered hors d'oeuvres, dinner and cocktails, the evening features a raffle, silent and live auctions, and Children's Challenge.
  • GIFTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA TAX CREDIT - EITC AND OSTC

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes LCDS as an approved scholarship organization within the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs allow companies to make significant contributions to LCDS and to receive 90% tax credits in return. Any business with a Pennsylvania tax liability is eligible to participate. Last year, corporate partners gave LCDS more than $350,000. Corporate gifts range from $1,000 to more than $50,000. For more information, visit the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development, our Gifts for Tax Credit or contact the LCDS Chief Advancement Officer.
  • CAPITAL PROJECTS

    The LCDS Campus Master Plan was drafted in 2013 and calls for four major areas of facilities upgrades to occur over the next two decades. The plan’s first phase was realized in summer 2016 with the renovation of our Lower School and the creation of President Avenue access and additional parking. The second phase, a new Physical Education & Athletic Center, opened in the fall of 2017. Future phases call for the construction of a new theater and science center. The $14,000,000 Room to Grow capital campaign project makes these improvements possible.
  • PLANNED AND OTHER GIFTS

    Have you included LCDS in your estate plans? There are a variety of giving strategies that help you provide for LCDS, while also advancing your own personal objectives. Our Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have made provisions for Lancaster Country Day School.
  • ENDOWMENT GIFTS

    Lancaster Country Day School is fortunate to have an endowment in excess of $24 million. The principal funds are protected so that every year a portion of the endowment's interest revenue may be designated in support of scholarships, programs, and faculty salaries. LCDS is grateful to members of the community who invest in existing endowed funds, those who create new funds within their lifetimes and others who create funds through estate provisions. If you wish to make a lasting tribute to a classmate, teacher or friend, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Shelby LaMar at (717) 397-7240.
LCDS is a 501c3 and gifts are fully tax deductible.

Meet Our Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Shelby LaMar

    Shelby LaMar 

    Chief Advancement Officer
    Bio
  • Photo of Corinne Topper

    Corinne Topper 

    Director of Annual Giving
    Bio
  • Photo of Anne Dandridge '98

    Anne Dandridge '98 

    Director of Constituent and Alumni Relations
    Bio
  • Photo of Ellen Simpson '73

    Ellen Simpson '73 

    Development Officer Emerita
    Bio
  • Photo of Sherry Vernet

    Sherry Vernet 

    Special Events Coordinator
    Bio
  • Photo of Debby Stahl

    Debby Stahl 

    Database Manager
    Bio
Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.