Magnolia Fund

Gifts to the Magnolia Fund are especially powerful because they go to work immediately. Whether your contribution helps to fund tuition assistance, classroom materials, capital projects or other priorities, every gift makes a difference in the RCDS experience for our students. Tuition assistance for example, provides some level of support to  42% of our families. The average percentage in independent schools in our region is 23%, making it clear that RCDS values socioeconomic diversity in our family and student body.

No aspect of RCDS is left untouched by the Magnolia Fund and the generosity of legions of families, alumni, and friends of the school. Every gift, large or small, makes a positive difference and is more important than ever. We hope you will join us in contributing to the Magnolia Fund.

Donors can choose to give an unrestricted gift to the School or earmark an annual gift for one of our annual awards presented to students and faculty.

The Lee and Jerry Johnson Scholarship Fund, founded by Lee and the late Jerome “Jerry” Johnson, who were among the School’s original founders, was established to support tuition assistance at RCDS.

The Kendall and Ruth Pennypacker Memorial Fund was established by alumna Kathryn Pennypacker, daughter of the School’s first Head of School and Head Librarian.

The Michael Fauci Scholarship Fund was established by Carmine and Margaret Fauci, in memory of their son, Michael Fauci. Michael was a student at RCDS who died tragically while skiing in the Alps in the winter of his senior year. The scholarship is awarded every year to a student in the graduating class for use in his/her continuing education expenses.

Donations can also be given in honor of or in memory of someone significant in your family’s life.

Giving Levels

$25,000 +

$15,000 to $24,999

Head of School:
$10,000 to $14,999

$5,000 to $9,999

$3,000 to $4,999

$1,500 to $2,999

$500 to $1,499

$1 to $499

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