February 02, 2022 | News
PBDA Receives Largest Gift in School’s 100-Year History

Shleifer Family Donates $18 Million to Kick-off PBDA’s Second Century Campaign

We are thrilled to announce today an $18 million unrestricted gift from Scott and Elena Shleifer to kick off PBDA’s Second Century Campaign​.

“We are forever grateful to the Shleifer family for this generous gift and the immediate impact it will have on our students and faculty,” said PBDA Head of School Fanning M. Hearon III. “This gift will allow us to continue to attract, retain and develop talented educators. We are committed to PBDA being the school of choice for families seeking an academically challenging and compassion-rich learning environment.”

PBDA’s ​Second Century Campaign​ will center on significant endowment growth, facility enhancements, and support for faculty and staff. By providing long-term financial sustainability for the school, this campaign will ensure that PBDA continues to be a national leader in academic programs that also support character development in young children.

“We are incredibly impressed with the teachers and staff at Palm Beach Day Academy, who are dedicated to providing children with an education that focuses on excellence and reinforces the values of kindness and integrity,” said Scott Shleifer, Partner at Tiger Global. “We hope our support enables the school to continue building on those traditions.”

“This is just the beginning of many extraordinary things to come for PBDA” said Meghan Monteiro, Director of Philanthropy at PBDA.

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