The Annual Giving Fund is PDS’ first giving priority because of its immediate impact on our greatest asset: our boys. Dollars raised help PDS be the incredible place it is for 500 boys each and every day. For 70 years, PDS has been focused on academic excellence, Christian character development, and BOYS!
By giving to PDS’ Annual Giving Fund, you are sending a powerful message that you believe in the school’s mission, tradition of excellence, and incredibly bright future.
At PDS, and all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of a boy’s education. Your gift helps bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating a PDS boy.
Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the true cost of educating a PDS boy. The Annual Giving Fund is the only source of immediately available and flexible funds that ensures that we meet this commitment to excellence each year.
Our mission is simple: we strive to glorify God as we develop boys in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. When you walk on campus, you will see our mission lived out as our teachers and boys work together to become stronger in both character and knowledge. You will see first-hand the difference that a PDS education makes in the life of a boy.
Every donation, large or small, makes a difference in helping us educate and prepare young boys for success and a lifetime love of learning. If we want the best learning, we need the best teachers and resources — that’s costly — and not possible based solely on tuition. And that’s one place where the Annual Giving Fund makes a difference.
As we consider professional development requests for this year, requests for curricular resources, requests for music equipment, requests for athletic equipment, and the like, it is the Annual Giving Fund that makes the difference between yes and no.
You could say the Annual Giving Fund is the difference between good and better. It makes a huge difference to the boys of PDS. It makes them better.
Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the true cost of educating a PDS boy.
Join Us: Make a Difference.
Today’s boys are tomorrow’s ground-breakers. One day, it will be up to them to make the world better. We’ll do our best to help them be prepared. That’s why it’s critical to build a foundation of problem-finding, mind-changing, idea-making, and good-doing that they can carry for their entire lives.
PDS is a special and unique school, and a PDS boy is far from ordinary. Your investment in the PDS Annual Giving Fund helps the school remain at the forefront of education.
Questions? Call Kim Bridgforth 901-842-4606.
Questions about the Annual Giving Fund:
Why does PDS need support beyond tuition?
At PDS, as at all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of a PDS boy's education.
Your gift helps bridge the gap between tuition and the cost to educate a PDS boy.
Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the actual cost to educate a PDS boy.
The Annual Giving Fund is the only source of immediately available and flexible funds that ensures a commitment to excellence each year.
I can’t make a large gift – why should I bother?
Each gift impacts the lives of our students and faculty.
High levels of participation from parents, alumni, faculty and staff are a signal of strength and send an important message that together we are invested in preserving the extraordinary opportunities that matter most at PDS.
Your participation matters.
For Gifts of $1 to $499
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For Gifts of $500 to $999
GIVE ONLINE: Use our online form to setup a one-time gift or schedule gifts throughout the rest of the school's fiscal year.
BASIC PLEDGE OR GIFT: You are welcome to pledge now and pay later. Donors are welcome to make pledge payments in any number of installments. If you are interested in setting up an installment plan with the Advancement Office, please contact Kim Bridgforth at 901-842-4606.
PHONE: Please call your grade or class captain or the Advancement Office with your information. You may reach Kim Bridgforth at 901-842-4606.
STOCK: If you would like to make a gift with stock, please call Kim Bridgforth at 901-842-4606.
MATCHING GIFTS: If you are interested in securing a matching gift from your employer, please contact the appropriate personnel in your company’s Human Resources Department to determine procedure. Once your gift is made to PDS and you have submitted the appropriate paperwork, we will be happy to confirm the contribution with your employer.