Critical to all independent schools, from east to west and north to south, greatest needs dollars (sometimes called “unrestricted” dollars) support virtually every area of LJCDS. Our largest greatest needs campaign, called the Country Day Fund, primarily occurs in the fall. All Torreys, age three through Grade 12, benefit from CDF donations. As such, every member of our community is asked to make a CDF gift. Other opportunities to support LJCDS’s greatest needs are on #GivingTuesday and during our spring appeal, held in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
LJCDS enrolls highly motivated and talented students of strong character, regardless of their ability to pay full tuition. This practice creates a diverse student body and a deeply enriching learning environment that benefits every member of the school community. Tuition assistance monies are raised throughout the year and are also a raise-a-paddle opportunity at the annual fundraising gala—Blue Bash.
To remain on the leading edge of pedagogy, faculty and staff regularly need to hone their various skills. From conferences to global excursions, learning experiences allow them to remain current and bring new ideas and innovations back to students. Professional growth monies are raised throughout the year and are also a raise-a-paddle opportunity at the annual fundraising gala—Blue Bash.
Many families are experiencing financial hardship directly or indirectly because of COVID-19. As a community, we are sharing the hardship, adapting to uncertainty and choosing optimism—together. In response to our families’ need for help—or desire to help—LJCDS has established the Community Support Fund. We hope you will partner with us to support this effort. We are grateful for your generosity.
A strong endowment provides La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) with a steady source of revenue, which supports all aspects of the school. An endowment is essential to the long-term stability of a first-class educational institution and is the cornerstone of success for the country's finest independent schools. Endowed funds are placed in an investment pool that is independently managed.