Annual Fund

For nearly 75 years, Presbyterian Day School has been focused on academic excellence, Christian character development, and BOYS! These ideals are supported by The Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund reaches into every corner of campus. It impacts every boy who competes at Field Day on the newly re-turfed football field, every teacher who participates in cutting-edge professional development opportunities, and every guest who feels welcome on our campus with new and improved signage.

Will you join the faculty, families, and friends that believe in the mission, values, and traditions of PDS? You can help us keep the Happygrams flowing!

The Original ‘Gram (As in Telegram, Not Instagram!)

The Happygram is a longstanding tradition at Presbyterian Day School. Happygrams are given to students when they reflect the values upon which PDS was founded.

On Mission.

Sources of Income

Our mission is simple: we strive to glorify God as we develop boys in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. When you walk on campus, you will see our mission lived out as our teachers and boys work together to become stronger in both character and knowledge. You will see first-hand the difference that a PDS education makes in the life of a boy.

Every donation, large or small, makes a difference in helping us educate and prepare young boys for success and a lifetime love of learning. If we want the best learning, we need the best teachers and resources — that’s costly — and not possible based solely on tuition. And that’s one place where the Annual Fund makes a difference.

Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the true cost of educating a PDS boy.

Sources of Income

As we consider professional development requests for this year, requests for curricular resources, requests for athletic equipment, and the like, it is the Annual Fund that makes the difference between yes and no.

You could say the Annual Fund is the difference between good and great. It makes a huge difference to the boys of PDS.

Join Us: Make a Difference.

Today’s boys are tomorrow’s ground-breakers. One day, it will be up to them to make the world better. We’ll do our best to help them be prepared. That’s why it’s critical to build a foundation of problem-finding, mind-changing, idea-making, and good-doing that they can carry for their entire lives.
PDS is a special and unique school, and a PDS boy is far from ordinary. Your investment in the PDS Annual Fund helps the school remain at the forefront of education.

Giving Clubs

The Red and Blue Club
For Gifts of $1 to $499

The Ross Lynn Club
For Gifts of $500 to $999


The Cornerstone Society

All Gifts over $1000 
The Frank Norfleet Society
For Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

The Lee Burns Society
For Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

The Len Sumner Society
For Gifts of $5,000 to $7,499

The Anthony W. Dick Society
For Gifts of $7,500 to $9,999

The Robert J. Hussey Society
For Gifts of $10,000 to $19,999

The Head of School’s Society
For Gifts of $20,000 and above

How to Give

Give Online

Use our online form to setup a one-time gift.

Give with Venmo

Send your gift to @PDS-Memphis on Venmo. Please include "Annual Fund" in the description.

Pledge Online

You are welcome to pledge now and pay later. Payment in full due before July 31.

Pledge via Text Message

You can also register your pledge via text message to 901-573-8130. Please include your name and the amount of your pledge in your text.

Give Stocks

If you would like to make a gift with stock, please call Kim Bridgforth at 901-842-4606.

Matching Gifts

If you are interested in securing a matching gift from your employer, please contact the appropriate personnel in your company’s Human Resources Department to determine procedure. Once your gift is made to PDS and you have submitted the appropriate paperwork, we will be happy to confirm the contribution with your employer.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111


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