Annual Fund

What is Annual Giving?

The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign to which alumni, parents, grandparent, past parents, trustees, and friends make gifts that flow directly into Rippowam Cisqua School’s operating budget. Annual Fund gifts impact the day-to-day life of RCS and provide direct support for our academic, athletic, and arts programs making it possible for Rippowam Cisqua School’s exceptional faculty to challenge students to discover and explore their talents to the fullest.

Annual Fund gifts help Rippowam Cisqua to:

  • Attract and retain a superb faculty
  • Provide professional development opportunities for faculty
  • Support state-of-the-art technology
  • Expand options in the arts and athletics
  • Offer need-based tuition assistance to outstanding students
  • Maintain our campuses and facilities

Why Give?

Like most independent schools, RCS relies on tax-deductible gifts to meet its immediate needs. Tuition revenues at RCS do not cover the entire cost of running the School. The remainder of the budget is funded by endowment income, income from facilities rentals, funds raised at the bi-annual school auction, and the Annual Fund. Of these, the Annual Fund is by far the most significant.

Throughout our 100-year history, Rippowam Cisqua School has benefitted from a strong tradition of giving.Through the Annual Fund, this tradition has been maintained by each generation for the well being of the generations to come.

Every Gift Matters

Every Annual Fund gift is important and recognized in our overall success. The very act of participating with a gift of any size positions the School to attract support from foundations and corporations, so a single gift can actually spur additional gifts. Annual Fund support has a profound impact on the quality of the teaching and learning that takes place every day, and demonstrates confidence and belief in an RCS education.

Red & Blue Circle

Pacesetters: $50,000 and above*
Benefactors: $25,000 and above*
Leaders: $15,000-$24,999*
Sponsors: $10,000-$14,999*
Patrons: $5,000-$9,999*
Partners: $2,500-$4,999
Members:       $1,000-$2,499
Decade Society:  $100-$999 (Alumni up to ten years out)

*Donors at these levels are recognized as Leadership donors
Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4)
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: (914) 244-1200
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9)
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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