Philanthropy at GCDS

The impact of giving to GCDS is felt every day by every member of our community. Each student who walks through our doors is assisted by teachers who inspire them, parents who support them, or a donor who believes in contributing to our mission.

A GCDS educational experience is enhanced by generous gifts of time, resources, and expertise from members of the GCDS community. For our school to remain a transformational educational experience for every student, we rely on financial contributions of all sizes from our entire community - including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends. 

From parents and alumni to foundations and grandparents, those who support GCDS come from myriad backgrounds. What they share is a belief in GCDS’s mission and a commitment to advancing it.

Direct gifts of any size are essential. The Advancement Office can provide you with guidance and information to further GCDS’s goals. 

“We give to GCDS because we are grateful for all the school has given to our family. Our children are known and loved for who they are, which has allowed them to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally….”

Anne Citrin - AF Chair 2022-2023, GCDS Parent ‘23, ‘25, ‘26, ‘29

Your gift is a direct investment in:

  • The recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty and staff
  • Academic excellence and innovation
  • Vibrant visual and performing arts
  • Competitive athletic program
  • State of the art technology
  • Intentional professional development 
  • GCDS’s enduring commitment to diversity

GCDS Advancement Team

Jhanay Abrams

Jhanay Abrams

Associate Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship
Andrew Copelan

Andrew Copelan

Major Gifts Officer, Athletics
Mackenzie Coughlin

Mackenzie Coughlin

Development Associate
Liz Duffy

Liz Duffy

Director of Alumni Relations
Emily Forbes

Emily Forbes

Director of Annual Fund and Capital Campaigns
Lin Goetz

Lin Goetz

Director of Advancement Operations, Director of Advancement Operations
Clancy Healy

Clancy Healy

Database Coordinator & Gift Processor
Dee Orsino

Dee Orsino

Associate Director, Annual Fund
Anabel Pérez Wills

Anabel Pérez Wills

Director of Advancement

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If you have any questions about making a gift, don't hesitate to contact the Development Office at (203)863-5640

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