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Desert Christian Schools would not exist without the generous support of those who give of their time, talent, and treasure. The economic challenges of being an independent, non-donominational school require additional resources to operate and grow. Desert Christian Schools' Board of Trustees, faculty, administration, and staff recogize and deeply appreciate the many ways in which our donors contribute to the life of the school - and to a bright and promising future for every DCS student.

Whether you choose to support the Annual Fund, Financial Aid, or Advertising, gifts of any size significantly impact the school community and the educational experience of every Desert Christian student.  Thank you for supporting DCS.

You have several funding choices for your donation:

Annual Fund
Tuition Tax Credits
In-kind Gifts of Property and Services
Company Matching Gifts
Planned or Deferred Giving
Stocks, Securities, or Real Estate

Fall Fundraiser

Discipling Young People Annual Fund Dinner

While gifts to the capital campaign provide funds for building, the annual fund is designated for people and programs. The Annual Fund was created to make up the shortfall between tuition revenues and operating expenses. Gifts to the Annual Fund are designated for teacher salaries, instructional tools, educational development, and much more which in turn keeps DCS as affordable as possible for our families.

We believe our teachers at DCS are missionaries serving the kingdom of God by educating young Christians who will help shape the future. We at DCS want to continue to attract qualified staff and provide quality Christian education. The Annual fund allows us to do just that by providing additional resources for our faculty.

Please prayerfully consider giving to this worthwhile ministry through the annual fund. Your tax-deductible gift, regardless of size, is an affirmation of your commitment to our faculty and the mission of DCS.

You may find either our secure online credit card charge or monthly direct draft to be a convenient option. Please contact the Office of Development for information on contributing by bank draft or mail your gift to:

Desert Christian Schools
Business Office
7525 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85710

Telephone: (520) 901-5499

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are commitments made by you today but are not actually realized by Desert Christian Schools until some future date. They range from simple agreements to complex trust arrangements. Some offer an income for life and they all provide income tax and estate tax benefits.

You may wish to name Desert Christian Schools in your will or trust and save on estate taxes.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable gift annuities are life income gifts. You transfer assets to Desert Christian Schools then receive a charitable deduction for a portion of the transfer, and you or a beneficiary receives income for the rest of your life or a fixed period of time.

Benefits include state and federal tax deductions, increased income from low-yield stock, and possible avoidance of the capital gain tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property. You can also reduce or eliminate the estate tax on the assets given and name a second income beneficiary.

Gifts of Stock, Securities, or Real Estate
Donations of stock, securities, or real estate are gratefully accepted. You may also wish to name Desert Christian Schools as your insurance policy beneficiary.

Advisory Support
Gifts may be made to Desert Christian through charitable gift-annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, pooled income funds, life insurance policies and bequests through a will, and other planned gifts. Desert Christian is privileged to have several CPA’s and Attorneys who have made their services available to our school pro-bono. In the event that you desire advisory support, we can assist as needed. Please let us know how we can help.

Contact: Cherie Murphy, Development Director, at (520) 901-5499 or e-mail at to arrange a meeting and determine the best giving option for you. 

Payment Methods

Desert Christian Schools accepts donations in the form of cash, check, credit card and automatic drafts. Transfers of assets such as stock, real estate, or in-kind donations can be arranged and are also gratefully accepted. To make a secure online credit card charge, Click here.  For information on contributing by bank draft at (520) 901-5499 or by email at

Gifts may be mailed to:

Desert Christian Schools
Business Office
7525 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85710


"A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great." Proverbs 18:16