Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the most important fundraising effort at MCDS each year. Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of providing an MCDS education; the school relies on voluntary, tax-deductible contributions to make up the 7% annual operating budget gap. For the 2020-21 school year, the gap per student is $3,100.

Because the need is great, every member of the school community is asked to contribute to the Annual Fund each year. We are grateful for the generous, continued support of current and former families, grandparents, alumni and faculty/staff. Our goal is 100% participation from current families and faculty/staff.

The things that make MCDS such a vibrant place for children to learn and develop—personal attention from dedicated teachers, an engaging curriculum, arts and athletics at all grade levels—depend on a thriving Annual Fund. Every single gift makes a difference to our students.

Annual Fund pledges are payable by May 15, 2021. Current families are asked to make a specific pledge or gift before Winter Break.

To find out more about the Annual Fund, contact Deanna Chedsey, Director of Annual Giving at or (415) 945-5138.

Make a secure online pledge or donation to the Annual Fund here.

Click here to learn more about the different ways to donate to MCDS.




Ellen McGlynn
Director of Development

Kelly Watson
Director of Communications

Deanna Chedsey
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Jenny Adlam Gonzalez
Director of Events

Jordan Dilley
Database Manager & Events Support

Claudia Spain
Development Associate

Sue Painter
Director of School History & Advancement Projects