Ways To Give
The most common kind of gift, cash gifts provide direct and immediate support to help Primary Day meet school needs.
Pledges allow you to make incremental payments on your gift to the annual fund or capital campaign . All pledge payments are due at the end of each fiscal year, June 30, and are guided by the terms outlined as part of your pledge commitment.
Many employers will match contributions their employees make to Primary Day, thus significantly increasing the impact of your gift. Some companies contribute $2 or even $3 for every dollar an employee donates. Contact your human resources office to learn if your employer participates in a matching-gift program.
A gift of stock provides important support for the school while often resulting in significant tax advantages for the donor. Contact the Primary Day Advancement Office for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about supporting Primary Day, please contact:
Cindy van den Beemt
Director of Advancement and Enrollment
Primary Circle: The Annual Fund for PDS
DONATE TODAY! A gift to the Primary Day Annual Fund is one of the most important gestures you can make as a member of this community. As with most independent schools, the cost to educate each child at Primary Day is far more than the tuition charged for that child. Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund will sustain excellence in our academic programs, provide professional development for teachers, strengthen the library and other resources, and support just about every other area of school operation. Moreover, your tax-deductible gift is the reason we can do all of these wonderful things without raising tuition to levels that would prohibit many qualified families from becoming – or remaining – members of our school community.
How can we keep Primary Day special and strong? First and foremost, it takes the dedication of a wonderful faculty and administration to make our children’s experience second-to-none. Second, it takes the commitment of Primary Day families and friends who support the school and our children. A contribution to the Annual Fund is an important element of that commitment.
However you choose to give, the best reason to contribute to the Annual Fund this year remains the same: your children. We all share one common commitment - to ensure that each and every Primary Day student continues to have a first-rate experience. A contribution to the Annual Fund directly supports this experience. The Annual Fund benefits your children today by filling a big part of this year’s operating budget. Every child at Primary Day is impacted by gifts made through the Annual Fund.
Thank you for your participation. No contribution is too small and every contribution will make a difference.
It Starts Here is more than our campaign theme. The Campaign – energized by a 75-year retrospective of the families and staff who made Primary Day – is the springboard for the next 75 years. More than just a look back at Primary Day’s history, the retrospective has reinforced our collective understanding that our teachers will always be at the absolute center of the Primary Day experience. That’s why the IT STARTS HERE Campaign is dedicated to our teachers – our commitment to a strong, lasting financial foundation for compensating, developing, and retaining our teaching staff. The success of the Primary Day program depends on its extraordinary educators; their passion for their craft, commitment to their students and expertise and thought leadership in their fields.