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Old 12-20-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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I am trying to help someone who is looking at various private schools in Charlotte. I know that there is an additional element to the tuition you pay; it's the fundraising/donation amount that you are expected to pay in addition. I have heard from one Country Day parent who says that school expects several thousand per year. Another said Charlotte Latin wants at least $7,500 over four years for high school. I would be interested to hear what the "going rate" is at any of the schools. Thank you.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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Thanks for this post! I am interested as well to know. We were told by the schools you have noticed that there is a special donation for "all new families". It will be good to find out.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Charlotte Latin has the new family campaign for all families new to the school. They suggest that one donate $7500 paid out over a four year period, but there is no obligation to donate anything, nor is that amount mandatory. It can be as little or as much as you like.

Then of course, there are the capital campaigns, which come around every four or five years. Those are the ones with brochures and meetings and people coming over to your house to discuss the much-needed improvements/additions to the campus. Again, those are voluntary, you don't have to participate if you don't want to.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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It seems like people don't want to talk about this publicly so I will say I heard from two Country Day families. One said they were approached every year but she did not say whether they gave anything. Another said they were pressured to make a pledge of at least $25,000 per child for the "duration."

Just wanted to mention this for anyone else who is interested.
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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It seems like people don't want to talk about this publicly so I will say I heard from two Country Day families. One said they were approached every year but she did not say whether they gave anything. Another said they were pressured to make a pledge of at least $25,000 per child for the "duration."

Just wanted to mention this for anyone else who is interested.
Thats absurd! After paying $10 - $15,000/yr in tuition they want you to donate more money. I'm curious what pressure tactics they use. Do they send a shady character named Bruno to your house and hang you upside down to see how much money falls out your pockets?
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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I can only speak for my experience in a different city, but the prominent Episcopalian school would sit you down and let you know what you were "expected" to donate. There was considerable pressure because the school would publish each family's name and what they would donate to the "Annual Fund" every year. There were repeated phone calls, repeated visits, repeated appeals, and the joy of seeing how much (or how little) you donated in print every year. This would reflect not only on the family but on the child. I was simply curious, because someone asked me, what the situation was with Charlotte independent schools.

So there are pressure tactics, though not of the type that you describe. As I said I do not have personal experience in Charlotte private schools with fundraising. The private school my son attends has a "no fundraising" policy. The tuition is expensive at first glance, but there is no auction, no annual fund, no occasional campaigns for additional funds.
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