The Annual Fund is the number one fundraising priority for PTS. Your generosity supports what matters to you at PTS: talented teachers, small classes, enriching arts and athletics, library and teaching resources, technology, safety, and much more. Our goals are to continue to increase the dollars raised every year (last year was $945,000), and march towards 100% participation (last year was 85%). We humbly ask the community to rally behind this all-important initiative, and make a personally significant gift that aligns with our goals.
 
Annual Fund gifts touch every student, every faculty member, and every corner of our school. Every donation, every year, makes it all possible.


Your Annual Fund Dollars at Work

Palmer Trinity School’s Annual Fund dollars support an incredible range of programs and projects for our community, including these and many more:
  • Tuition assistance for talented and deserving students
  • Competitive faculty salaries and ongoing professional development
  • Smaller class sizes with more personal attention (13:1)
  • Athletic equipment and coaching stipends for 50 teams in Middle and Upper Schools
  • New Brockway Field and baseball field Scoreboards
  • Theatre renovations and upgrades
  • One class set of virtual reality "Google Goggles", used to supplement teachers efforts to create a "learning itch" on a limitless supply of topics.
  • Middle School and library restroom renovations
  • Student and campus safety initiative, including the state-of-the-art lightning detection system, campus-wide integrated HD cameras, top of the line walkie-talkie communication system, and an upgraded fire alarm system. All controlled by a custom "Command Center" set up in the Matheson library
  • Visual Arts classroom renovation project
  • New 14 passenger van to supplement transportation efforts

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • My family is already paying tuition, and plenty of it. How does my child benefit when we donate to the Annual Fund as well?

    As an independent private school, charitable gifts are a crucial part of Palmer Trinity's healthy financial operation. Your donation to the Annual Fund supports what matters to you at PTS: talented teachers, small classes, enriching arts and athletics, library and teaching resources, technology, safety, and much more.
  • How much should I give to the Annual Fund?

    We ask each family to consider giving at a level that is personally significant to them. Our giving levels are featured below, and our hope is that each family will join a Leadership Circle level that best exemplifies their capacity to give.

  • When should I make my Annual Fund gift or pledge?

    To maximize the annual influence of our community's generosity, we ask that you consider making your gift during our Fall Annual Fund drive. Although the fiscal year ends June 30th, an early commitment to the Annual Fund puts PTS in a great position to allocate resources for our children. It also puts PTS in a great position to market our amazing internal support to other constituencies considering supporting the PTS mission.
  • Are gifts to the Annual Fund tax deductible? What is a matching gift?

    Yes, gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible. As an employee benefit, more than 550 American corporations match their staffs' philanthropic contributions. If your employer has a gift-matching program, you can double or triple your support to PTS!

Annual Fund Leadership 2017-2018

Emilio Fernandez - Chair
Diane Lary
David Kugler
Humberto de Armas
Alexis Birbragher
Eugenio Cano
Beth Lazar
Susan Crossin
Cindy Fields
Megan Kleber
Jeni Davenport
Cristina Marquez
Patricia De Anda
Morgan Smith
Annie Puig
Laura Dray
Julie Reyes

8001 SW 184 Street, Miami, FL 33157
Tel: 305.251.2230 | Fax: 305.251.2917
An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.