Ways to Give

Foothill Fund

Your annual gift to The Foothill Fund provides vital and essential support to Foothill Country Day School by bridging the gap of income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of a Foothill education. We count on philanthropic contributions from parents, grandparents, alumni and their families, as well as corporations and foundations, to meet operating expenses as well as strategic long-term priorities.

A strong Foothill Fund ensures we are able to meet our operating costs in delivering the educational experience you expect for your child. From classroom supplies to soccer nets, author visits and art materials, from small classes to a safe and secure facility— your support immediately benefits, students, teachers, and our programs.  Year after year, the Foothill Fund sustains our School and ensures we thrive!

By supporting the Foothill Fund, parents have a direct and immediate impact on their children’s experience during their time at Foothill Country Day School. Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact… and our goal is 100% participation!

Eleanor Pierson Scholarship Fund

In 2010, the Eleanor Pierson Scholarship Fund was established to honor Eleanor’s legacy as a founding parent and the longest serving faculty member at Foothill Country Day School. Since the time of its founding, Eleanor served the Foothill in many capacities, including assistant to headmaster Howell Webb, director of admissions, and community outreach coordinator—and many generations of alumni remember her warm presence every day at the School.

Your support of this fund provides tuition assistance for capable and deserving students who otherwise would not be able to afford a Foothill education. Approximately, 18% of our students are receiving some level of financial assistance to attend Foothill.  You can direct your annual gift to honor the legacy of Eleanor’s contributions to Foothill for many decades and ensure that a family’s financial capacity is not an obstacle for a child’s education.

Coach Nelson Endowed Fund for Financial Aid

Coach Jeff Nelson served Foothill Country Day School as Athletic Director for 26 years. A parent of two Foothill alumni (Max ’91 and Damian ’93), Jeff built a legacy of love and respect among hundreds of young children whose lives he impacted. He taught with joy, passion, and the abiding belief in the value of very child. To him, athletics was the means to prepare children for life, well beyond the courts and fields.  Known with affection as “Coach,” Jeff Nelson was a firm believer that every child who was capable of succeeding at Foothill should have the opportunity to attend. When Jeff passed away unexpectedly, his family established the Coach Nelson Endowed Fund for Financial Aid. Donors may designate their gift to this endowment fund to support scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend.






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