Raising Funds and Building Community

Fundraising at FCS helps keep tuition lower than it would otherwise be and within reach of as many families as possible. Our fundraising events also bring our families and larger community together.  If you have an idea for a fundraising event or project, please contact Christine Dunathan, Director of Advancement, at christine@friendscommunityschool.org.

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  • Events at FCS

    FCS holds many events each year with generous volunteer assistance from parents and others. Many events help raise funds that benefit the school; all help build our warm community.
      
    Event                               Coordinated By       To Benefit
    Fall Fair                                  Parent Ass'n        Parent Ass'n
    Plant Sale                               Parent Ass'n        Parent Ass'n
    Holiday Gathering        Advancement        FCS Annual Fund
    Grandfriends Day         Advancement        Community-building
    Spring Auction Gala    Advancement         Financial Aid (Blackburn Fund)
    Fun Run                              Advancement         FCS Annual Fund
    Neighborhood Gatherings    Advancement      Community-building


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  • Spring Auction


    The Spring Auction Gala 2018 was a great success, generating $55,000 for FCS financial aid on a beautiful spring evening last April at the Riggs Alumni Center on the UMD campus.  

    The Spring Gala Auction gave parents, alumni, and friends of the school a chance to socialize together while raising funds for a worthy cause--the Blackburn Financial Aid Fund. An adults-only evening, the Auction featured silent and live auction items, dinner, and live music and entertainment. On-site childcare featured “Pajama Movie Night."  

    To learn more about this year's Auction, click here.

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  • Fall Fair

    Fall Fair is a beautiful event and always a great success!
    Thanks to everyone who contributes their time and talents to this fun community event: the student-run booths featuring traditional games, a groaning board at the Friends Cafe; the facepainting and mehendi; the toy and book sale; beautiful pumpkins, apples, and more at the seasonal items booth; the mini train on the field; the moon-bounce; FCS T-shirts and mugs; the Diversity Committee booth with handcrafts; the pumpkin drop raffle; the band The Grandsons who play great music for hours; and jewelry and art vendors from our community. All organized by parent volunteers of the Parent Association (PA). Funds raised are directed by the PA to support different areas of the school. Thank you FCS Parent Association! 

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  • FCS Fun Run

    The FCS Fun Run gets kids moving with a lap race, tug-of-war, three-legged race, sack race, and more, to benefit the Annual Giving Fund.  Fun Run is FUN!

Rewards & Rebates

Anyone can sign up to generate rebates for FCS!  By linking your account to FCS, these stores will contribute a percentage of the total you spend to the school.

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  • Amazon Smile

    Same products, same prices, and a percentage to FCS, at no cost to you! Click on smile.amazon.com  and put in the school number 52-2102196 to link your account to FCS.  

    Just want a quick click?  Use this link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2102196.
  • Giant

    Visit Giant.com/aplus/register/ to designate FCS (#00599) to benefit when you shop at Giant. 

    Can’t find your Giant card?  Call 1-877-275-2758 and Giant will look it up and register you.
  • Harris Teeter

    Enroll in the Together in Education program using your VIC card and the FCS school code 4701. Here's the link: www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education

FCS Advancement

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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100