This campaign will provide needed facilities. It is the result of the Strategic Plan that was approved last year and recommendations from the Feasibility Study. The Strategic Plan identified needs that couldn’t be met through the operating budget, and the Feasibility Study tested the community’s support for the campaign’s objectives. The final report was delivered to the Board in May 2015.
Present Parent and Trustee Beth Brockway Serrate ’85 and Alumni Parent and Trustee Hugo Mantilla are the Campaign Co-chairs. In addition, Alumni Parent and Grandparent, Pat Brockway is our honorary chairs.
The entire PTS community will be asked to participate in the campaign. Because campaigns are conducted sequentially, some members of the PTS family may not be contacted right away, but within a year everyone will have had an opportunity to be a part of this important event in the School’s history. Making the School a philanthropic priority will ensure the success of the campaign.
Everything we enjoy at PTS is the result of the generous gifts from those who came before us; as they provided for you and your children or grandchildren, it is now our responsibility to provide for those who will follow. Your belief in Palmer Trinity School’s mission was, in part, what led you to choose the School for your children. You now have the opportunity to reinforce that choice with a gift that reflects your continuing commitment to the goals and values that a PTS education represents. A gift to this campaign will ensure Palmer Trinity School’s strength and success in the future.
The actual cost of educating each student is greater than the tuition at Palmer Trinity School. Tuition covers approximately 90% of the total educational experience. Annual Fund dollars and endowment income make up the remaining portion. For our students to stay competitive nationally, Palmer Trinity School must constantly challenge itself to meet emerging needs while keeping an eye on its high standards in every area of school life.
Even during the capital campaign, the School’s annual operating expenses will continue to require the support of the Annual Fund. The Palmer Trinity Annual Fund is vitally important to the life of the School and will be run separately from the capital campaign.
Certainly, gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, and charitable trusts will be greatly appreciated. The Development Office will be happy to assist you in planning one of these gifts.
Yes, if your employer has a matching gift program. This could double or triple your investment. Check with your personnel office or human resources department to see if your employer has a matching gift program.
Yes. Palmer Trinity School is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt organization and contributions are tax deductible in accordance with federal law. You will be provided with an authorized receipt for tax reporting purposes. Pledges paid over multiple years also offer a greater tax advantage.