The ideal supporter consistently donates to the Annual Fund, increasing his/her gift each year. If financial circumstances permit, a donor will consider a major contribution to the school in his/her lifetime, supporting the construction of new facilities or the general endowment. A model contributor will make a planned gift through a bequest, trust, or alternative option.
Restricted gifts can be spent only for a specific purpose that you designate, such as financial aid or a particular academic program. Unrestricted gifts can be spent where the school believes the need is greatest. Unrestricted giving provides the Board and the Head of School the greatest flexibility. Unrestricted giving represents the highest form of philanthropy. It helps the school most because it gives the freedom to place money, in the trusteeship of the Board, which will serve the best purpose.
As an employee benefit, more than 550 American corporations match their staff’s philanthropy. Matching gifts allow you to double or triple your gift to a school. The Development office holds the list of these companies, if interested. After confirming that your employer is indeed a matching gift corporation, obtain a matching gift form from the human resources department, fill it out, and send it to the school with your gift. The development office then submits the form to the company’s matching gift department, which sends the check directly to the school.
Endowments are crucial elements in our school's financial plan for serving present and future generations of students and supporting faculty needs and goals. Palmer Trinity School, like comparable institutions, balances the need to pay for today’s programs with the need for appreciation in the fund’s principal value, which protects and enhances the fund’s future purchasing power. The school expects interest income from endowments to pay for direct and associated costs connected with endowed activities.
Giving to PTS is a joyful, grateful response to the gift of education provided to you or a loved one by the School. Your gift also helps preserve the mission and vision of Palmer Trinity School and its enviable position in the greater Miami community. Additionally, the endowment provides donors with an effective way of directing their assets to the school for the benefit of future generations.
Your unflagging generosity reminds us that fundraising is at heart a joyful process that appeals to our highest instincts and enables us to be our best selves. When a volunteer, staff member, or student speaks on behalf of our school, he or she sows a seed of goodwill that ultimately yields more than gifts to the school; it grows and renews community. Contributions big and small – made by everyone who made a call, donated a gift, attended a meeting, voiced an idea, or wrote a thank-you note – all leads to our continued success.