Thank You for Considering a Gift to Support Keith School

An enormous spirit of generosity inspires our school. The commitment of our entire Keith community, past and present, to the financial strength of our school makes extraordinary teaching and learning possible here each day. We salute the many parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff and friends who support the purpose and joy of Keith Country Day School through their thoughtful generosity.

For more than 100 years, Keith Country Day School, its students, families and faculty have benefited from the generosity of the school’s donors. Your gift helps ensure that the gap between tuition fees and operating revenues is minimized so that we may continue to offer college-preparatory programs and experiences. Your gift is important – more than half of Keith’s students receive some financial assistance.

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to support the Keith students and community and we’ve outlined options that would best suit your interests and giving capabilities.

Rock Vegas

Join us for an evening of high-stakes fun at Keith’s premier fundraiser, Rock Vegas, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on February 23rd at The enLIGHTen Experience, 102 S. Madison Street, Rockford. Join other Keith Cougar supporters to play your favorite casino games such as craps, poker and black jack while donating to a great cause! Attendees will receive “Cougar Chips” to play on various tables and may donate to receive additional chips. The enLIGHTen Experience is an immersive pop-up experience comprised of 15 unique rooms of art installations and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.

Tickets are $100 per person

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Forever Keith Annual Fund Giving

The Forever Keith campaign is the cornerstone of all fundraising programs at Keith Country Day School. The annual fund supports curriculum enhancements, faculty development, general operations and much, much more. In short, every aspect of school life is impacted by the generosity of donors who give to the Forever Keith annual fund.

For more information on the Forever Keith Annual Fund and how it supports our school, access the brochure here.

Giving levels for the Forever Keith giving fund are:
1916 Society – $5,000 and above
Belle Emerson Keith Platinum Level — $2,500 to $4,999
Belle Emerson Keith Gold Level — $1,500 to $2,499
Head of School Circle — $1,000 to $1,499
Patron – $100 to $999


Unrestricted Contribution

To make an unrestricted contribution, click the button below.


Restricted Gift

You may also choose to designate your gift to a particular category for the areas noted below.

Curriculum Enhancement

Keith prepares students for success in college, careers, and in life! Forever Keith funds help us continue to deliver the highest quality, most advanced and engaging curriculum at all levels of our school.

Faculty Development

Our teachers are Keith’s greatest asset, and we want to reinvest in their growth and development. Funds support teacher training, opportunities to attend professional conferences and events and ongoing professional development.

General Operating

To support the operations, efficiency, safety and appearance of Keith’s campus, funds underwrite projects for the facility needs of our five campus buildings, grounds and parking lots.


Memorial Gift

Making an honorary or memorial gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life and accomplishments. A memorial gift is given in memory of, or to honor a former teacher, student, relative or someone special in your life.

To make a Memorial Gift, click on the button below.

 


Race for Education

Keith’s Race for Education is held each September during homecoming week. All students – preschool through 12th grade – put on their walking shoes and spend the afternoon walking or jogging throughout the 15-acre campus to raise funds for their classroom. Dollars raised will support the individual classroom needs. Donations can be made in the name of a student, teacher or grade level.

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Planned Giving

Planned giving is sometimes referred to as legacy giving, and it is a way to support Keith with a major gift made in your lifetime or as part of your financial and estate planning and often have favorable tax consequences. Some of the most popular planned gift vehicles include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Personal Property
  • Gifts of Insurance
  • Other Gifts

For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact our Business Office at 815-399-8850, ext. 119.