The Charleston Day School Board of Trustees established a general endowment fund in the 1970’s with a seed gift of $1,200. Today, the fund is valued at $2.8 million. At its current level, the endowment generates approximately 1% of the annual operating budget. While this is a good start, the total endowment of $2.8 million dollars is far below the average $7 million endowment for a school of comparable size. We know that with a stronger endowment and enhanced financial aid offerings, the School will be well positioned to educate generations of Charleston-area children true to the mission of scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility. In 2014, the School began a strategic fundraising effort to grow the endowment. Gifts of any size can help enhance our endowment.