The Boulder Country Day’s Development Office plays a vital role in the life of the school. In partnership with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees, the office manages the BCD Fund, the annual Gala, and other community events and is also responsible for the school’s alumni relations programs. We work closely with many members of the school community – including faculty and staff, parents and alumni – to achieve our fundraising and program goals.
As an independent, non-profit institution, BCD has two primary sources of revenue: tuition and gift support. The school relies on gifts from its parents, faculty and staff, alumni and friends to ensure that all students have an opportunity to experience a BCD education, with much of this funding coming from monies raised through the Development Office’s three most significant annual programs: the BCD Fund, the annual Gala, and the Shields Fun Run.

The BCD Fund

The BCD Fund is the primary fundraising initiative for Boulder Country Day School. This fund allows BCD to respond to the needs and dreams of today while also planning responsibly for our future. The Fund has two primary purposes: people and strategic, long-term initiatives. It provides resources for people oriented programs and expenses that are in excess of the annual budget and strategic initiatives such as a technology sustainability fund. The BCD Fund empowers you to elevate our school’s excellence by funding outside of day-to-day operations. The BCD Fund is our way to take things above and beyond.

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The BCD Gala


BCD hosts a Fall Gala and Auction each year. The BCD Gala and Auction is the major fundraising  and community building event of the year. It is a wonderful evening of fine dining and great entertainment that not only provides essential funding to enhance academic programs, boost our innovative and engaging curriculum, and provide quality classroom resources and materials.
Gala funds are used in the school year in which they are raised and are utilized for program funding requirements determined and requested by faculty and staff. 

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Shields Fun Run

The Shields Scholarship is named after former BCD Head of School, Mike Shields and his wife Roie. Annually BCD hosts the Shields Family Fun Run to support financial assistance at BCD. BCD families run, walk, and cheer as a community as we lift each other up. 


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1988 Society

Established in 2006, the 1988 Society recognizes donors who give $1000 or more during the fiscal year to support quality education at Boulder Country Day School. Each year, members will be honored at a special spring event. Ways of giving that count towards 1988 recognition include the BCD Fund and the Gala paddle raise.
*Boulder Country Day School was established in 1988
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Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.