Kim Bridgforth

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Kim Bridgforth

Kim Bridgforth

Advancement Officer


Grandparents' Day is coming up on October 25 and we want to make sure all of our grandparents receive the invitation. If you have changes to grandparent contact information, please let us know so that we can make sure they receive the invitation.

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Moving this summer?

Change in email address?

Change in phone number?

If you have any changes in your contact information, please let us know so that we can list your information correctly in next year’s Student Directory.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Annual Giving Fund Parent Challenge

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Our goal for 2017-2018 is to increase parent participation in the Annual Giving Fund.

Last year, parent participation was 83%. Let's go for 90% this year!

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. Pledge now and pay later as payment is not due until July 31, 201=7.

You may pledge by using the reply envelopes from the Annual Giving Fund mailings, give online, or make a gift over the phone by calling Lee Rantzow, Director of Annual Giving and Public Relations at 901-842–4613.

Your support of the Annual Giving Fund is a great way to show that you BELIEVE IN PDS!!

K-6/8 Schools: % of Parent Participation

(some are peer schools; some are samples)

SchoolParent Participation
PDS 66%
Trinity (Atlanta, GA) 95%
Canterbury School (Greensboro, NC) 91%
Allen-Stevenson School (New York) 95%
Charleston Day School (Charleston, SC) 86%
Seattle Country Day (Seattle, WA) 88%
Saint David’s (New York, NY) 98%
The Lexington School (Lexington, KY) 91%
The Atlanta Academy (Roswell, GA) 100%
The Lamplighter School (Dallas, TX) 96%
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Annual Giving Fund

Our goal for the 2019–2020 school year is to have 100% of our parents contribute to the PDS Annual Giving Fund. A gift of any amount is important, and these gifts directly impact the educational experiences of each and every PDS boy.

A few facts about the Annual Giving Fund:

  • Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the actual cost to educate a PDS boy. This dollar gap comes to $2,220 that is not covered with the price of tuition.

  • Monies from the Annual Giving Fund go directly into the operating budget of PDS. There are many programs that could not exist if it were not for these generous gifts.

  • Your gifts are keeping PDS boys safe by increasing security on campus.

  • We have over 50 security cameras and 4 armed guards.

  • Your gifts help PDS teachers with their professional growth. They are able to attend seminars and workshops all over the country to learn the latest and best methods with which to educate boys.

  • Your gifts help to keep our class sizes smaller so that the student/teacher ratio is 8 to 1.

  • Your gifts help PDS attract new teachers and provide a competitive salary and benefits to our current teachers.

  • Your gifts help provide science and athletic equipment, computers, musical instruments, and learning specialists.

  • Your gifts help support our character development program Building Boys, Making Men.

  • Your gifts help maintain long standing traditions at PDS such as Grandparents Day, the Christmas Pageant, Yipes Stripes and 6th-grade graduation festivities.

Under the leadership of the 2018-19 Annual Giving Fund Chairs, Early Childhood Division Chairs, Chavanne and Jay McDonald and Elementary division Chairs, Jackie and Jon Peters, the Annual Giving Fund will begin a solicitation blitz on September 12 and concludes on October 8, 2018. You will be contacted by a volunteer, staff member and/or a mailing with an opportunity to participate. We hope to have all gifts and pledges in by October 8, 2018. All pledges need to be paid in full by June 30, 2019.

Participation at any at any level is appreciated and provides a vote of confidence in PDS. We ask that every parent make a gift to the Annual Giving Fund.

No gift is too big or too small.

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The boys of PDS say THANKS in advance!