Giving

Endowment

Endowment

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.
Unlike Annual Fund gifts, which are solely used to fund the school’s operating costs, the principal of an endowment gift is preserved.
The endowment, therefore, provides income for the school in perpetuity. Endowed funds are placed in an investment pool that is independently managed. The investment committee, in partnership with the head of school, CFO and board of trustees, oversees the overall investment policies and procedures.

We ask all families to make their commitment first to the Annual Fund as these gifts are critical for balancing our budget each year. Gifts to the endowment campaign are gifts in addition to regular annual support. You may make an outright gift by check, credit card or through a donation of securities. Many gifts to the endowment are unrestricted, which provides the school optimum flexibility. Donors may also choose to restrict their endowment gift to Financial Assistance, Faculty Professional Growth or one of the other philanthropic priorities on campus. Those interested in establishing a named endowed fund may do so if they meet certain minimum contribution requirements.