Ways to Give
Matching Gifts. Double the impact of your support with a match gift from your employer.
Call your employer’s Human Resources Office to find out if they will make a philanthropic match.
Cash, check, or appreciated securities. There are many ways of making an impact.
Tax deductible. Your donations to Foothill Country Day are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Your annual gift to The Foothill Fund provides vital and essential support to Foothill Country Day School and 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 deliver the educational experience you expect for your child. Year after year, the Foothill Fund sustains our School and ensures we thrive—your support immediately benefits, students, teachers, and our programs!
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. 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.