Major Gifts


Capital Funds are raised to meet specific capital improvements that are over and above the yearly maintenance of our campus. Our founders provided the funds to purchase the property and build our existing building. Current and future students of Morganton Day benefit daily from this initial investment. The MDS Capital Fund supports continued expansion of the physical facilities, enhancing the programming at our school.


Endowed funds are funds given to invest in the future of Morganton Day School. Working with the Burke Community Foundation, our MDS Endowment fund principal is invested and the interest generated is then used to provide support for Morganton Day as needed: to increase financial aid, to enhance professional development for faculty/staff, and to build the facility maintenance fund. Strong endowments make a strong institution.


In the summer of 2007, Morganton Day School established “Forever Morganton Day”, to recognize those who include the School in their estate plans. Members who leave a gift to Morganton Day in their wills help ensure the future of our school.