Community Day School Love the learning, Live the Values 

There are many easy ways to support CDS

Give online

Donate securely online here using a credit card or debit card. You can make a one-time or recurring gift or multi-year pledge.

Gifts by mail

Send a check or money order made payable to:

Community Day School
Institutional Advancement Office
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Call 412-521-1100, Ext. 3207, and CDS Institutional Advancement Director Jenny Jones will assist with your gift via credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Gifts in honor or memory of someone

Honor or Tribute Gifts are a special and powerful way to recognize or memorialize an individual, while contributing to the work of CDS. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will be acknowledged both to you and through notifications sent to the individual(s) being honored or their family.

Gifts of stocks or bonds

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds may provide you with significant tax benefits. Securities must be received in our brokerage account via electronic transfer on or before June 30 to be recorded in the current fiscal year, or December 31 to ensure your gift is tax-deductible in the calendar year intended. Contact Jenny Jones for details.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

If you pay business or personal tax in Pennsylvania, you may be able to direct your tax dollars to benefit CDS and earn tax credits for you or your business. Learn more about how the EITC program can benefit your bottom line and support CDS.

Amazon Smile

Shop online at, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the proceeds to CDS.

Shirley Lyon Zionts Birthday Book Program

The Shirley Lyon Zionts Birthday Book Program is a wonderful way to support the Karen Rachel Hurwitz Library at CDS by allowing your child or grandchild to choose a book(s) to donate to the library on the occasion of their birthday. 

When you donate to Community Day School, you directly support the education of hundreds of children, transforming their lives and building an even stronger Jewish future in Pittsburgh and worldwide.

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Community Day School is a 501(c)(3) charitable institution, and all donations are tax-deductible.

Contact Us

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Jenny Jones, Director of Institutional Advancement and Donor Relations
Email • 412-521-1100, Ext. 3207