Delmarva Christian Schools, Inc. held its very first Setting the Standard Banquet in 2002, two years before the actual construction of a building or the acceptance of the first student. Through sacrificial giving from generous benefactors throughout the community, DCS raised over $4 million by 2003. The annual Setting the Standard Banquet was held at the Georgetown CHEER Center and continued to be held there until the completion of Delmarva Christian High School’s gymnasium in 2006. Initially, the goal of the Banquet was to raise money for student scholarships, capital, and operational expenses. Over the years, the Banquet was renamed the Student Scholarship Banquet with the sole purpose of raising funds to be used to provide financial assistance to students in grades 9 through 12 desiring a Christ-centered education but who lacked the necessary financial resources. With the addition of the Milton Campus in 2015, the purpose expanded to include raising scholarship funds for students as young as kindergarten all the way through grade 12.
Delmarva Christian Schools, Inc. has enjoyed a wide array of guest speakers to include Clebe and Deanna McCleary, Ben Carson (twice), Oliver North, Dave Dravecky, Sean Hannity, Cal Thomas, the Annie Moses Band, Karen Knight, Michael Reagan, Mike Huckabee, Rev. Dr. Herbert Lusk, and Benham Brothers.