Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a fundraising campaign that runs in conjunction with the school’s fiscal year. At TDS, tuition does not cover the expenses associated with educating a child. The gap between expenses and total revenue from tuition and auxiliary programs is $175,000, for this year. This gap is bridged through generous contributions from our community. The primary mechanism fro philanthropy is the Annual Fund. Put another way, Annual Fund proceeds support every child, every day. With your help, TDS is able to:handshake

  • Maintain a low student to teacher ratio
  • Attract and retain an outstanding faculty and staff
  • Support the arts and athletics
  • Continue to upgrade our facilities
  • Offer financial assistance to deserving students

This year’s Annual Fund Goal is $100,000.  Currently, we have 100% participation from the Board of Trustees and the TDS Faculty/Staff!

Give Now

Here are the three ways you can donate to the annual fund:

1. Donate through your PayPal account. This method is preferred because there are no fees and TDS receives 100% of your donation!

Annual Fund Gift (through PayPal)

2. Donate through your credit card:

3. Write a check payable to Triangle Day School Annual Fund.

Note: All gifts are tax-deductible.

For more information, please contact Doug Norry, Head of School

How much am I expected to give?

The gap between the cost to run the school and tuition is approximately $850 per child.  Families should give to the best of their abilities and at a level that demonstrates the value placed on the exemplary education from TDS.

What is a corporation-matching gift?

Many companies, both national and local, offer matching gift programs as a way of increasing the benefits of their employees’ charitable donations. Please inquire with your human resources department about a matching gift.

Why is participation so important?

High levels of participation demonstrate support and a commitment to the education provided by TDS. This year, we strive for 100% participation.

PE MSAnnual Fund Giving Levels

Visionary………………………………… $10,000 and above

1991 Founder’s Society…………………$5,000 – $9,999

Head of School’s Circle…………………..$2,500 – $4,999

Leadership Circle…………………….…..$1,000 – $2,499

Tornados Circle…………………………………$500 – $999

Partnership Circle…………………..…………$250 – $499

Benefactor…………………………………………$249 and below

Leadership Circle Donors (and above) will be invited to a reception at the home of Doug and Carrie Norry. Kindly make your pledge by November 1st to be included.

art1Annual Fund Class Captains

      • TK – Eliza and Bill Dandridge
      • K – Tasha and Thorsten Seyler
      • 1st – Susan and Frank Strohlein
      • 2nd – Melissa and Ryan McDevitt
      • 3rd – Sarah and Jonathan Hodges
      • 4th – Laura and Matt Schonwalder
      • 5th – Ann and Joel Collier
      • 6th – Pamela and Bill Norcross
      • 7th – Michelle Thiny and Peter Voorhees
      • 8th – Jamie Baize-Smith and Joshua Smith

A special thank you to our Annual Fund Representatives, Sarah and Jonathan Hodges, Stephanie and Dan Wechsler, Chloe Smith, Matt and Laura Schonwalder, Ann Marie and Link Lingenfelter.