The Country Day Scholars Program provides new incoming ninth-grade students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to access the college preparatory curriculum at Sacramento Country Day High School.
This need-based scholarship program’s goal is to bring to the Country Day High School exceptional students with notable potential in one or more of the following areas: academics, leadership, innovation, the arts, and service.
Donations to the Country Day Scholars Program are accepted year-round in addition to being highlighted during the Fund-a-Need portion of our auction. We are proud and incredibly grateful of our community’s generous support.
The Country Day Scholars Program provides new incoming
ninth-grade students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to
access the college preparatory curriculum at Sacramento Country
Day High School.
This need-based scholarship program’s goal is to bring to the
Country Day High School exceptional students with notable
potential in one or more of the following areas: academics,
leadership, innovation, the arts, and service.
Donations to the Country Day Scholars Program are accepted
year-round in addition to being highlighted during the
Fund-a-Need portion of our auction. We are proud and incredibly
grateful of our community’s generous support.
Each year, all members of our community are asked to make a
tax-deductible gift to the Country Day Fund. Contributions make
an immediate impact in and beyond the classrooms and supplement
the essentials our school needs to maintain our small class size,
support our outstanding faculty, and enhance our robust
Capital Giving supports costly improvements to the school’s
programs and physical plant. As SCDS continues to renovate and
replace 1960’s temporary buildings on the Latham campus with
handsome, state-of-the-art classrooms, these contributions are
Gifts to the Endowment strengthen the financial health and
flexibility of Country Day. The SCDS Endowment is comprised of
several named endowed funds, some of which were established to
honor family members and friends.
Donors may also direct gifts to a particular program, project, or
need. If you are interested in restricting your support to any
cause not mentioned below, please contact Director of
Doyle at 916-481-8811.
Andrew Cochrane ‘97 Libraries Fund
Geeting Art Scholarship
Barbara MacAulay Ore Faculty Development Fund
Scott Pfaendler ‘87 Scholarship Fund
Daniel E. White Faculty Salaries Fund (PK-8)
Stephen T. Repsher Scholarship Fund
Edward E. Ford Foundation High School Faculty Salaries Fund
J. Wesley Jamison Scholarship for Drama & Science
Class of 2003 Scholarship Fund
James W. Weatherholt ‘06 History Award
RESTRICTED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Connor Burns ‘20 Memorial Fund
Francie Tidey Award
Barbara Lazar Music Award
CLICK HERE to contribute to any of our
existing endowed funds.
Planned gifts are gifts made through estate planning. Around 85%
of all planned gifts are made by generous donors who leave a
specific dollar amount or percentage of their estate to an
institution or charity that is meaningful to them. These types of
bequests are incredibly powerful and wonderful statements of
support. And yet, they do not cost the donor a thing during his
or her lifetime.
The Andrew Cochrane Libraries Endowment Fund was created in 2004,
by Mike and Cheryll Cochrane and Alicia Koehnle Cochrane in
memory of their son and grandson, Country Day alumnus Andrew
Cochrane ’97. Since its founding, the Fund has grown to over
The Cochrane family chose this focus for the memorial fund based
on an appreciation for the endless pathways to knowledge and
opportunities available in the library system.
“Andrew had worked in the Summerbridge Program at Country Day, a
program that reached out to under-resourced students in the
greater Sacramento community. In keeping up with some of his
students during the regular school year he quickly came to
appreciate the importance of access to libraries and reference
resources for all students,” says Cheryll.
Andrew’s classmates, friends, and family have given generously to
the fund in his memory since it was established. This past year,
with so much happening in our world, Cheryll and Mike felt there
was an opportunity to revisit the focus of the fund to consider
the growing needs of our diverse culture. The Cochrane family
envisions opportunities for research on issues such as social
justice, climate change, and cultural understanding, as these
areas of focus relate to the overall concept of literacy at this
time in our history. The fund will also continue, of course, to
help our libraries maintain their excellence by providing
literary, research, and technology resources.
“We feel that Country Day – its students, families, faculty,
and staff – have a great deal to offer, learn, and share with
each other, and the community. And, in turn that our community
has a great deal to offer us in shared visions for the
education of our future generations.” Cheryll Cochrane
We invite you to join us by making a
gift to the Andrew Cochrane ‘97 Libraries Fund. Your donation
will help sustain the long-term fiscal health of the school while
building opportunities for Country Day to advance literacy within
our school and the wider community. With your support, Country
Day’s librarians will be able to invite thought-provoking and
engaging speakers, purchase new resources and books, and launch
initiatives to reach Country Day students and students all over
the Sacramento region.
Sacramento Country Day School fundraising should relate to the
pedagogy, curriculum, strategic plan, mission, vision, and
values of the school.
Fundraising should create opportunities for students, teachers,
and parents to work together to accomplish mutual
Recognizing that there are times when it is appropriate and
necessary to raise funds that are not covered by the
operating budget for classes, community service initiatives,
teams and clubs, these activities should strive to promote
an environment for learning and service to Country Day and
the community at large.
In order to better coordinate the myriad of fundraising efforts
at Country Day, the following guidelines have been
The Advancement Office will create and maintain a calendar of
fundraising events. This calendar will ensure that
fundraising endeavors do not compete for time and that the
Country Day community is not fatigued or inundated with competing
Any parent, student, faculty, staff, division, committee, or
group that wishes to raise funds during the school year
must complete the attached Fundraising Request Form
outlining how, when, and for what purpose the fundraising
will occur. This should be completed a minimum of two weeks
prior to the activity or event.
All fundraisers must have a Country Day faculty or staff
point of contact.
All fundraising requests will be considered. There will be a
particular effort to minimize the amount of activity during
the critical Country Day Fund Campaign.
Fundraisers should not be scheduled within two weeks of each
other, in order to allow parents
Fundraisers cannot be publicized prior to the Fundraising
Request Form being submitted and approved.