Giving

Annual Fund

WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE A HOOT

Your gift makes everything possible.

Year after year, your commitment to RCS is unwavering. This shared responsibility to preserve and improve our school allows us to pass it along to the next generation of students, parents, and faculty better than how we found it. We thank you for playing an integral role in treasuring the school’s excellence and culture. When we need you most, you always show up – and that is the true meaning of community. You help to create unparalleled opportunities for every child at RCS.  

Our mission to create independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders drives our effort to build a comprehensive educational program that stretches, lifts, and challenges each child based on their learning styles and personalities. We are adaptive and resolute in our goal to equip each student with the tools to persevere through obstacles and become empathetic citizens driven by purpose.

When you give a hoot – with a gift small or large, publicly or privately – you become a direct contributor to our mission and join in our parent-school partnership fulfilling the educational experience for every child at RCS. Your children are the future, and we couldn’t be more thankful for your generous support.
Every dollar makes a difference.

Your gift powers the people, tools, and technology needed for students to thrive. 2021-22 tuition covers 85% of the cost to educate each child at Rippowam Cisqua School. The difference between tuition and the actual cost is called “the Gap.” When we successfully meet “the Gap” — your child directly benefits from enhanced programming that creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

RippKids can go anywhere from here.

Building character is equally important as developing minds. At RCS, students develop the social, emotional, and intellectual skills young minds need to embrace new ideas, overcome challenges, and confidently problem-solve. Then, when they graduate, they can go anywhere from here. 

Adaptability, resilience, confidence, accountability, honesty, and humor are just some of the attributes children develop at RCS. These critical skills are the cornerstone of our mission and form the foundation of our community.

Your gift ensures that every graduate leaves here with a sense of purpose and responsibility. Their confidence and independence will give them the courage to discover their passions, express their creativity, and maintain a growth mindset built from healthy relationships and a strong desire to give back.


Learning goes beyond the classroom.

Starting in PreKindergarten, every experience your child has will shape how they view themselves and the world.
Our faculty and staff have one goal — to ensure each child loves coming to school so they can learn, laugh, play, and feel welcomed in the RCS community. 

With your gift, you make an impact on:

  • Athletics
  • Innovating our curriculum
  • Health and wellness initiatives
  • Advancing our technology
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion work
  • Secondary school placement process
  • The Arts
  • Tuition assistance
  • Alumni networking opportunities
  • Our COVID-19 response
Small wins lead to big opportunities.

Knowing that our community rallies around us propels our progress and helps us power through obstacles.


Your gift helps us realize our talent for creativity and innovation. Because of you, we can lean on our strengths and give students the personalized experiences they need to become independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders. 
The door to opportunity is always open.

Providing tuition assistance to bright and curious students can enhance learning outcomes and build a strong, vibrant community. Your gift helps RCS remove financial barriers so we can enroll bright and curious students from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Thanks to your generosity:

  • RCS awarded over $3 million to 40% of students last year.
  • We can provide need-based grants to help families cover the cost of tuition.
  • We can offer a $100,000 annual grant to children of first-responders and essential healthcare workers at Northern Westchester Hospital.

GIVE A HOOT

Give Online
Website: www.rcsny.org/annualfund
Venmo: Find us at @Rippowam-Cisqua
PayPal: We now accept PayPal, too!

Gifts by Check
Make checks payable to Rippowam Cisqua School. Mail your check to the Rippowam Cisqua School Advancement Office.

Gifts of Stock
By contributing appreciated stock held for more than one year, you receive tax benefits. Contact the Advancement Office at (914) 244-1293 for stock instructions.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will match charitable gifts from current and retired employees or their spouses. Find your company here:
www.rcsny.org/matchinggifts

Please make your gift to Rippowam Cisqua School by June 30, 2022. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Questions? Contact:
Daphne Viders, Director of Development
439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 244-1293
viders@rcsny.org
Rippowam Cisqua School
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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