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Annual Fund

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 improve the dollars raised every year (last year was $925,000), increase the number of Leadership Gifts (last year was 152), and march towards 100% participation (last year was 90%). 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:
  • Increased support for student and campus safety, including adding a full-time police officer during school hours, the purchase/installation of additional HD cameras, and upgrades to the command center.
  • Converted Middle School classrooms to the Steelcase "Active Learning Environment" model. This upgrade moves toward standardizing classroom infrastructure to allow for an adaptable and dynamic learning environment, exactly like the new classroom building.
  • Converted three new custom classrooms into "innovation spaces" to inspire cutting-edge learning projects.
  • Doubled our professional development budget, and continue to support competitive faculty salaries.
  • Added two new 43 passenger buses, which completely transforms our transportation logistics for large sports teams and clubs.
  • Added an additional class set of virtual reality "Google Goggles", used to supplement the teacher’s curriculum.
  • Included for need-based tuition assistance for deserving students.
  • Purchased and installed additional Interactive Digital Display Boards. EVERY CLASSROOM on the PTS campus now has an Interactive Digital Display Board.
  • Smaller class sizes with more personal attention (14:1).
  • Purchased a custom Light Board to support student performances in the Drama Department.
  • Added a new custom outdoor dining area to expand lunchtime seating capacity and allow students the ability to enjoy the natural beauty of the campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 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.
  • What is a pledge?

    A pledge is a "promise" to give a certain amount prior to the fiscal year end (June 30). Pledging is a great way to confirm your commitment to the Annual Fund, but fulfill the gift at a time that fits better with your families philanthropic plans. Many families also use pledges to increase the impact of their gift by organizing pledges to be fulfilled in multiple installments. 
     
    To organize an Annual Fund pledge, contact George Montes at gmontes@palmertrinity.org.
     
  • 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!