Annual Giving

Every year, North Shore parents, teachers, staff, trustees, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends impact the lives of our students by contributing to Annual Giving. 
Thank you to everyone who contributed in 2016-17. Your gift made an impact and helped exceed our goal. For 2017-2018, we've set our sights on raising $1,326,000 to help make up the difference between what tuition covers and the actual cost of a North Shore education. Each year, we need to raise about $10,500 per student to balance our budget. Annual contributions impact every area of campus life and help North Shore deliver a well-rounded and enriched education to our students by providing:
  • Faculty salaries and development of strong, innovative curriculum
  • Educational technology and equipment
  • Library acquisitions and classroom supplies
  • Service-learning and experiential programs
  • Scholarships
  • Basic campus maintenance and operation
Thanks to the generosity of so many we not only sustain but build our team of talented faculty and attract a diverse student body. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and strong participation attracts additional support from foundations and corporations – Annual Giving is a key indicator of the vitality of the School.

Annual Giving 2017-18

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $1,326,000.00
Current $842,283.19
Remaining $483,716.81
Goal Participation 100%
Current Participation 64%
As of Date 12/15/2017
Start Date 7/1/2017
End Date 6/30/2018
Last Year Amount $1,362,000.00
The graph reflects total gifts and pledges raised as a percentage of the goal.

Thank you for your support!

Giving Societies

North Shore recognizes gifts in the Annual Report by various giving societies.

List of 8 items.

  • Live and Serve Society

    Recognizing the School’s motto “Live and Serve,” the following leadership donors are acknowledged for contributions of $25,000 and above.
  • Perry Dunlap Smith Society

    Established in memory of the School’s founding Headmaster, this society welcomes those leaders who contribute $10,000 to $24,999.
  • Headmaster's Society

    Named in honor of the eight Heads who have led the School, this society recognizes individuals who give $5,000 to $9,999.
  • Acorn Society

    Representing the acorn on the School seal that symbolizes a student’s growth, this society honors those who make gifts between $2,500 and $4,999.
  • Hour Society

    When established, this society was named to approximate the cost of operating the School for one hour, and recognizes individuals who contribute between $750 and $2,499.
  • Purple and White Society

    In honor of the North Shore colors, this society recognizes individuals who make gifts between $300 and $749.
  • Raiders Society

    This society is named after our School mascot and acknowledges young alumni within 10 years of graduation who have contributed.
  • Decade Society

    This society recognizes the steadfast individuals who have supported North Shore with a gift to Annual Giving for 10 consecutive years or more. These loyal donors embody the spirit of our School motto "Live and Serve," and have generously ensured the strength of the School's future with their support year after year.
North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.

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