Ways to Give - Giving

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Ways to Give

We are so thankful for your interest in supporting PDS. Your gift will help ensure that PDS continues building better boys. At PDS, we know boys. In fact, no one knows them better. At Presbyterian Day School, we know how to teach boys, reach them, and channel their energies in positive and productive ways. We greatly appreciate your help as we pursue the great goal of Building Better Boys!

If you would like to speak with a member of the Advancement team regarding your gift, please contact McKee Humphreys at (901) 842–4602 or mhumphreys@pdsmemphis.org.

Our staff is pleased to work with you in structuring gift opportunities that ensure your philanthropic goals are met while best supporting the needs of the school. All gifts are subject to compliance with PDS’s Gift Acceptance Policy, as outlined by the Board of Trustees. PDS is a 501(c)(3), and contributions to the school are tax deductible upon compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.


What It Is


What It Does

Annual Giving Fund

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Every Year

Tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of a boy's education. Your gift to the Annual Giving Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating a PDS boy.

Strategic Initiatives

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Raises funds in support of the school’s strategic initiatives.

March Mania


Every Year

The March Mania online auction is an annual fundraiser that supports the operating budget of the school.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors and Donors!


  • Bishop Home & Hearth
  • First Horizon
  • Grinder, Taber, and Grinder, Inc.
  • OrthoSouth


  • Sysco
  • Victory Ranch


  • Church Health Center
  • Crye-Leike, Joshua Spotts
  • Duncan Williams Asset Management
  • Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Hank Hill Construction
  • Jim Keras Automotive Group
  • Memphis University School
  • nexAir
  • Price Hays Construction
  • Railgarten
  • Royal Furniture
  • Watkins Uiberall


  • Armstrong Relocation
  • Cheffie’s Cafe
  • Ford of West Memphis
  • Garden District
  • Greenfield Arena
  • Hobson Realtors, Jennifer and Joel Hobson
  • Hobson Realtors, Meredith and Paul McDonald
  • Marx & Bensdorf, Jimmy Reed
  • Memphis Pediatric Heart
  • Co. Construction
  • Strategic Financial Partner
  • Swanky’s Taco Bar


  • All American, Inc.
  • Baskin Robbins
  • DataComm
  • Jay-Alan Schwartz Electric, Inc.
  • Keeler Iron Works, Inc.
  • Matthew Gant, State Farm
  • Mid-South Endodontics


  • The 901 Dentist
  • 901 Physical Therapy


  • Advanced Dermatology
  • Albertine, Palmer
  • Arnold, Merideth
  • Arrow Creative
  • At Home Interior Design


  • Balkunas, Heather
  • Ballet Memphis
  • Beard, Molly
  • Bell, Elizabeth
  • Berger, Taylor
  • Black, McLaren, Jones, Ryland,
  • and Griffee, P.C.
  • Blue Pencil Home
  • Bounty on Broad
  • Boyd, Jackson


  • Cafe 1912
  • Camp Bear Track
  • Caruthers, Shari
  • Central Animal Hospital
  • Chavanne McDonald Fine Art
  • Childers, Ron
  • Christenbury, Darilyn
  • Cindy Thymius Photography
  • City Silo
  • Cobb, Brittany Myers
  • Coco’s Sugar Shack
  • Core Collective Broad
  • CycleBar


Diaz, Beth
Dowell, Olivia and Jack


  • Eggers, Ashley
  • Elizabeth Malmo Interior Design
  • Etcetera


  • FedEx Corporation
  • Fleet Feet
  • Folk’s Folly
  • Frances Rose Boutique
  • Frost Bake Shop
  • Fruitt, Mark
  • Frye, Lili


  • Garden District
  • Garner, Ashley 18,
  • Germantown Dental Group
  • Gibson’s Donuts
  • Glenn, Laura
  • Golden, Amy
  • Gooch, Jennifer
  • GPAC
  • Graham, Howard
  • Grinder, Megan Wellford
  • GypsyLindy Jewelry


  • Haley, Brooke
  • Hancock, Stephanie and Steve
  • Hancock, Steve
  • Hanlon, Steve
  • Heard, Martha
  • Heather
  • The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa
  • Hollywood Feed
  • Humphreys, McKee
  • Hutchison School


  • I Love Juice Bar
  • Interim


  • Janna Hacker & Associates


  • Kampakis, Kari
  • Katherine and John Dobbs
  • Kelly, Susan Woodard
  • Kemmons Wilson Companies
  • Keras, JJ
  • Kilgore, Sandy
  • Kiser’s Floor Fashions
  • Kittie Kyle


  • Lattimore, Anna
  • Ledlow, Lacey
  • Lela Rose
  • Levy Dermatology
  • Lexus of Memphis
  • Lima, Rogerio
  • Lisa Mallory Interior Design


  • Malco Theaters
  • Manduu
  • McCaghren, Lori
  • McCallie School
  • McDonald, Chavanne
  • McDonald, Meredith
  • McKay, Betsy Comella
  • McLean, Spencer
  • Memphis Botanic Gardens
  • Memphis Tiger Shop
  • Mempops
  • Mitchell, Charles S., V, Esq.
  • Elizabeth G., DDS
  • Moore, Katie and Wilson
  • Mountaintop Management


  • Oak Hall
  • O’Mell, Catherine and Brandon
  • Orvis


  • PDS Coaches
  • PDS Parents’ Association
  • The Peabody
  • Phillips, Abby
  • Phillips, Ivy
  • Phillips, Maggie
  • Pickering Boxwood
  • Planchon, John
  • Plyler, Lauren
  • Pouget, Weezie
  • Powell Smythe Antiques & Interiors
  • Pruitt, Kim
  • Pure Barre


  • Railgarten
  • Rauscher, Natalie
  • Reynolds, Evan
  • Richards, Marian
  • Royal Furniture
  • Rudzena, Tony


  • Saenger, Melissa
  • Salt Style & Events
  • Sarkis Kish Oriental Rugs
  • Schaefer, Rachael
  • School of Rock
  • Scott, Liz
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Shell Yeah, LLC
  • Sign Soire´e
  • Smith, Anne & Dennis
  • Smith, Tripp
  • Sneed, Ann
  • Soccer Ole
  • Sossaman, Megan
  • Southerland, Dawn
  • Spain, Ross
  • Spiegelman, Heather
  • Staks
  • Stewart, Traci
  • Mary’s Episcopal School
  • Stovall Collection
  • Suds Laundry
  • Sweet Lala’s Bakery


  • Tackett, Katie
  • Taylor, Chris
  • Taylor, Stephanie
  • Tilton Street
  • Towner, Buck
  • Travel First Horizons
  • Treadwell, Emily
  • True Salon
  • Two Pillars Yoga Studio


  • Victory Ranch
  • Vo’s Nails


  • Walnut Grove Animal Clinic
  • Warner, Paul
  • Weatherford, Stephanie
  • Whitten, Michael
  • Williams, Abbie and Duncan
  • Wilson, Allison
  • WMC TV 5
  • Wolf River Conservancy


  • Yarbrough, Holly
  • The Yard



Invested dollars help secure the future of PDS by providing a steady flow of income over time. Endowment funds can be used for general funding or for specific/ named programs.

Planned Giving

As donor feels moved

Help secure the future of PDS. Planned gifts come in many forms from traditional bequests to individualized and strategic gifts.

Fundraising Activities

Throughout the year (Annual Fund, March Mania, Spirit Sale, etc..)

Provides funding for The PDS Parents' Association, special projects, and school programs.


Giving Options

Make checks payable to Presbyterian Day School and send to:

Presbyterian Day School Attn: Development Office
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis TN 38111

We currently accept credit card gifts for the Annual Fund only, not for Capital Campaign payments or other fundraising activities. The online giving form can be accessed at Give Online, or contact Kim Bridgforth at 901–842–4606 for assistance.

To make a gift of stock, please use the following DTC instructions:

Sentry LLC - DTC #0226
Fidelity Investments
For credit to: Acct #637–034657
Tax ID#: 62–0811568
Account Name: Presbyterian Day School Gift Account

A gift from “Donors name”

Please notify the Development Office at Presbyterian Day School in advance of the transfer by contacting Kim Bridgforth 901–842–4606 or kbridgforth@pdsmemphis.org. This notice is often our only way of determining the identity of a donor and where the gift should be directed.

Many organizations have corporate matching gift programs that can double and sometimes triple the value of your gift. If your company or your spouse's compmany has a matching gift program, please ask your human resources representative for a matching gift form to submit with your gift. The Presbyterian Day School Development office will take care of the rest. 

Examples of gifts of tangible personal property are furniture, art work, books, valuable collections, etc. All gifts of tangible personal property must go through an approval process before the gift is finalized. Gifts of tangible personal property that are legitimately appraised and satisfy the “related use” standard may also qualify for a tax deduction.

Bequests are the easiest form of charitable estate planning and enable you to name Presbyterian Day School in your will. For more information, contact McKee Humphreys at (901) 842–4602 or mhumphreys@pdsmemphis.org

You can make a deferred gift by donating a life insurance policy to Presbyterian Day School or simply naming us as the beneficiary. Your retirement account can pass directly to PDS as your primary beneficiary, or it can be transferred to a deferred giving arrangement that will pay an income for life to a family member, after which the remaining assets pass to PDS. To find out more about these options, contact McKee Humphreys at 901–842–4602.