At FCDS, we believe that great schools happen when three key elements—exceptional people, world-class programs, and outstanding facilities—converge and thrive. Thanks to the generosity and support of those who invest in our school, those elements come together every day at Forsyth Country Day, allowing us to provide the best possible educational experience for every member of our school community.

We are committed to inspiring a strong culture of philanthropy and community engagement, which is essential to support a leading independent school education and the healthy growth of our school. The outpouring of support from parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends enables FCDS to fulfill our mission and expand our vision for what's ahead!

Our Mission

The Philanthropy Team at Forsyth Country Day School is dedicated to empowering and engaging our whole school community to build a lasting legacy of philanthropy and service that makes a genuine impact in the lives of our students, alumni, families, and friends and the communities they live in.


Our Goal

To be a strategic partner engaged in:
  • Providing educational innovation and exceptional programs that prepare our students for what's ahead. 
  • Encouraging financial investment that ensures the success of the school’s mission and goals.
  • Cultivating and strengthening the school’s strategic relationships among business, community, educational, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Raising the school’s profile through strategic communications.
  • Planning and executing successful comprehensive and targeted fundraising efforts.


Whether you're a parent, alumni, grandparent, alumni parent, or friend of FCDS, our Philanthropy team is here to listen and serve you. We always welcome your input and feedback! Please email us to share your comments or reach out to anyone on the team.

Meet Our Team

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  • Andy Clifton

    Director of Philanthropy
    336-945-3151 ext. 433
    Email
  • Aaron Craven

    Associate Director of Philanthropy
    336-945-3151 ext. 420
    Email
  • Tom Howell

    Director of Alumni Engagement
    336-945-3151
     ext. 560
    Email
  • Cate Reece Lynch '03

    Director of Family Engagement
    336-945-3151 ext. 361
    Email
  • Michel Ellis

    Donor Relations Officer
    336-946-1682
    Email
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Forsyth Country Day School is committed to administering all education and employment activities without discrimination based on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.