The FCS Giving Community

Charitable giving is a cornerstone of FCS. Gifts from parents, staff, students, alumni families, grandparents, and friends of the school have helped our community grow over the last 35 years. It takes an active giving community to keep FCS thriving.

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  • Annual Giving Fund

    Flexibility: the Annual Fund helps FCS embrace opportunity yet keep tuition within reach of our families. 

  • Light the Way Endowment Fund

    Endowment giving ensures that FCS is a vibrant learning community for generations to come.

  • Blackburn Financial Aid

    More than 40% of FCS students receive financial aid with substantial support through the Blackburn Fund.
  • Planned Giving

    Thoughtful gift planning helps secure your own financial future, reduces your tax burden, and benefits FCS. 

  • Confer Music and Art Fund

    The Confer Fund supports music and art education at FCS, providing instruments and art equipment, and funding for visiting artists and performers.

  • Elizabeth Hole Environmental Education Fund

    Environmental education is supported by this fund created in honor of a longtime teacher and champion of green initiatives at FCS.
  • Playground Fund

    Gifts to this fund help with playground maintenance and expansion. 

Ways of Giving

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  • Online or By Check

    Convenient, secure online gifts may be made by clicking on the Donate Now button on this page. 

    If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to Friends Community School, with the fund to which you are giving written on the memo line, and mail it to FCS at the address below. 
  • IRA, Stock or Mutual Fund Gifts

    A gift through a direct transfer of part of your minimum IRA distribution or appreciated securities may offer you significant tax savings. FCS’s Schwab brokerage account number is #1036-0794. Our DTC number is #0164.
  • Pledge to Give

    Pledges allow donors to plan their giving over time. You may make a pledge to be paid in the future via a lump sum or in installments within a single year or over several years. The online giving form makes giving or pledging simple using a credit or debit card. You may also download a paper pledge form
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many companies offer a matching gift program; contact your Human Resources Office to see if your company offers such a program.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities, Bequests, and Other Planned Giving

    Planned giving benefits the school and can also provide you or your estate with significant tax and/or income benefits. (Click here for specific language related to estate planning.) FCS offers a number of planned giving options, including charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, and bequests of cash, securities, insurance, and other assets. FCS’s Schwab brokerage account number is #1036-0794. Our DTC number is #0164.
FCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Gifts to the school are fully eligible for tax deduction.
Tax ID: 52-2102196

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