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Philanthropic Leadership

Tradition of Giving since 1970

Culture of Philanthropy:

Since 1970, there has been a long tradition of giving back to Providence Day and it is the generosity of our past, present, and future donors that allows our school to thrive. PD has been significantly strengthened by extraordinary support from its parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

We believe a Providence Day education will empower students to reach their highest personal potential and make a positive impact on their community and the world. This important work requires continued support. The Board of Trustees has deemed four fundraising priorities important to the health and longevity of the school: the Annual Fund, the Endowment, capital projects, and planned giving.

We are grateful to our supporters who have made PD one of their philanthropic priorities. Every gift is an investment in our mission, our students and their teachers, and PD is grateful for each one.

Cornerstone Society:

The Cornerstone Society recognizes those donors whose support has made a significant impact in the advancement of the school and its mission through cumulative lifetime giving of $1,000,000 or more, $500,000, and $100,000. Collectively, members of the Cornerstone Society have given more than $38 million to impact teaching and learning at Providence Day.

Heritage Society:

The Heritage Society recognizes those members of the PD community who have included Providence Day in their estate plans. Examples of this would include life insurance policies, bequests, and real estate. Typically these gifts are directed towards endowment by the donor to secure the future of Providence Day for generations to come.

1970 Society:

Providence Day was founded in 1970, beginning with 12 families and growing into a student body of more than 1,800 today, and is known for academic excellence. The 1970 Society recognizes those donors who give $1,500 or more to the school in the current fiscal year.

Young Alumni Giving Society: 

The Young Alumni Giving Society was established in 2014 and recognizes the philanthropic generosity of our youngest alumni. Members of the Young Alumni Giving Society are recognized at the following levels:

  • 1-4 years after graduation, gift of any amount
  • 5-9 years after graduation, gift of $100 or more
  • 10-15 years after graduation, gift of $1,000 or more

History of Our Philanthropy:

In 1987, Providence Day launched the Soaring to the Future Campaign. This initiative provided our campus with the McMahon Fine Arts Center which opened in 1990.
In 1997, Providence Day launched a capital campaign called the The Campaign for Providence Day School which built the Dickson-Hemby Technology Center. This $4.2 million initiative was responsible for adding several science labs, computer labs, and the 125-seat Mosack-Lee Lecture Hall to campus.
In 2000, Providence Day launched the Tomorrow Begins Today Campaign. Not only did the $15.5 million effort support the construction of the Thompson-Jones Library and the Mosack Athletic Center, but it also supported the school’s endowment and Annual Fund.
In 2005, the Building the Foundations for Life Campaign raised $2.35 million to make significant improvements to the Brinkley Family Dining Hall as well as the McMahon Fine Arts Center.
In December 2018, Providence Day concluded the Charging Forward Campaign. This five-year comprehensive campaign raised more than $27.8 million and was the largest fundraising initiative in school history. This campaign provided our campus with the DeMayo Gateway Center, the Academic Center, and a two-story parking deck. It also doubled the school’s endowment and supported the growth of the Annual Fund. 

Click here to view the Charging Forward Campaign Report on Philanthropy.