Annual Fund

Help our students achieve more by participating in the Annual Fund.

What is the PBDA Annual Fund?

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Annual Fund is the money that is needed for the current-year operating expenses. Annual gifts make up the difference between what tuition covers (85%) and the actual cost of running the school.

What does it buy?

The Annual Fund provides teaching tools, academic innovative programming that includes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics), as well as continuing professional development for the faculty.

Every gift to the Annual Fund has an immediate and significant impact, and your participation in the fund reflects the strength of the PBDA community and a shared commitment to its students.

FAQs

What is the PBDA Annual Fund?

The PBDA Annual Fund is made up of charitable donations to cover expenses not met by tuition alone. Like all independent schools, Palm Beach Day Academy does not charge the full amount that it costs to educate a student. In fact, only 85% of the operating expenses are covered by tuition revenue.

PBDA depends on the generosity of the parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, administration and friends to support and enrich its programs and curricula by funding our Annual Fund each year.

Why is the Annual Fund important?

The Annual Fund is built into Palm Beach Day Academy’s yearly operating budget and supports and enhances all aspects of our programs. The following are areas funded by generous gifts to our Annual Fund:

  • Academic Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Technology and Innovation
  • PBDA’s Greatest Need
Why doesn’t Palm Beach Day Academy simply raise tuition?

The Annual Fund allows us to set tuition lower than it might otherwise be in order to keep the school more affordable for all of our families. As a community, we believe this practice helps us build the type of inclusive school we all wish to have, rather than simply raising tuition to cover all operating expenses.

Contributions are 100% tax deductible. Tuition payments are not.

Will my gift make a difference?

All gifts to the Annual Fund – regardless of size – are a statement of support for Palm Beach Day Academy’s mission.

Your gift says to our community and beyond that you value your child’s Palm Beach Day Academy experience and you want to invest in the continued financial health of our school.

100% of all PBDA teachers, staff and administration give to the Annual Fund every year before school begins.

Our goal is to have 100% participation from our families as well.

How much should I give and when?

As you consider your gift to this year’s Annual Fund, please keep in mind that all gifts make a difference and 100% participation ensures we have a committed community of families.

Whether $100 or $100,000, your gift will be put to immediate use for the benefit of today’s students. We encourage families to give as generously as they are able and ask current PBDA parents to make Palm Beach Day Academy their top philanthropic priority. We ask everyone in our community to make a gift or pledge to the Annual Fund each year. Payment on pledges for the 2021-2022 school year should be made on or before June 30, 2022. Early gifts and pledges reduce mailings and overhead costs, saving Annual Fund dollars for use in Academic Programs, Athletics and other programs.

PBDA’s Giving Societies include:

  • $100,000+ | 1921 Society
  • $50,000-$99,999 | Trustee Society
  • $20,000-$49,999 | Faculty Society
  • $10,000-$19,999 | Honor Society
  • $5,000-$9,999 | Flamingo & Pelican Society
  • $2,500-$4,999 | Bridge Society
  • $1,000-$2,499| Bulldog Society
  • Friend to $999
How does PBDA handle requests and planned gifts?

The 1921 Society honors those alumni, parents and friends who have generously made a bequest provision or planned gift commitment to PBDA in their estate plans.

Please contact Meghan Monteiro, Director of Philanthropy, at (mmonteiro@pbday.org) for more information.

How do I give to the Annual Fund?

Your tax-deductible gift can be made with a check, stock, credit card or online by clicking the button above.

Many companies offer matching gift programs, a wonderful way to double or even triple your gift amount!

For more information, please contact Meghan Monteiro, Director of Philanthropy, at mmonteiro@pbday.org or 561.651.1188.

2021-22 ANNUAL FUND DONORS*

Thank you to our generous faculty, staff, trustees,  families and friends who have supported this year’s Annual Fund!

1921 Society $100,000+

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Goodwin
Stacy & Keith Palagye

Trustee Society $50,000-$99,999

Ms. Perri Brenner in honor of Olympia Bishop, Kimberly Brodsky, Shana Dutkewych, and Allyson Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Capello
Mr. Ara Cohen
Mrs. Angelica Fuentes
Mr. and Mrs. Jason T. Kalisman in honor of Charles and Rose Kalisman
Elizabeth and Jeffrey Leeds
Grant & Allyson Mashek
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Mondre
Mrs. Mary Kathryn Navab
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Patipa

Faculty Society $20,000-$49,999

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Boardman
Chris & Elizabeth Bonner
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Carroll (Samantha ‘96)
The Elias Family
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Galligan
Ms. Alexandra Garrison Neville
Bart Halpern and Lawrence Kaplan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kosoy
Mr. Sidney Lassen – Lassen Family Foundation
Melissa and Harry Lis
Mr. and Mrs. David Littman
William M. Matthews ’67 & Jean Matthews
Mr. Christopher D. Orthwein ’85 & Mrs. Binkie Orthwein
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pfeifler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Posner
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rafferty
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Savage
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation of Florida, Inc.

Honor Society $10,000 – $19,999

Anonymous (2)
Mrs. Alexandra Bar-or ’01 and Mr. Tal Bar-or
Alexandra & Paul Bergman
Julian and Christy Bharti
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bickford
Julie F. & Peter D. Cummings Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crespi
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Demark
Christie and Jack Fennebresque
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Frost
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Geisler
Juliana Gendelman and Christopher Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Grace III
Todd and Brandie Herbst
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hesse
Mr. and Mrs. Casey Klein
Kristen and David Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Macfarland in memory of Michael Matthews
Mrs. John B. McCracken
James and Shayla McGuire
Mr. James Menges and Mrs. Nicole R. Menges
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Miller
Mr. and Mrs. William Mulroy
Mrs. Cobey Rapaport
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Safro
Molly and Douglas Simmons
Mr. Remy Trafelet and Lady Melissa Trafelet
Mr. and Mrs. Erik Waldin
Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Webb
Cynthia and Michael Wilburn
Mr. and Mrs. William Wolcott
The Zoumas Family

Flamingo & Pelican $5,000 – $9,999

Anonymous (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Micah Alpern
Michelle & Samir Bonomo
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cardinale
Alexander & Amanda Coleman
Gregory and Monica Coleman
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cornell
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Diebold
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Duffie
Mr. William Thomas Finneran
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gardiner
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Griswold
Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Harrison
Mr. and Dr. David Heacock
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Henderson
Mr. and Ms. J. Kevin Kenny Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LaNasa III
Chris Lazzara ’92 & Jennifer Lazzara
Mr. and Mrs. Roman Martinez IV
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Menz
Mr. Carlos Nido and Ms. Rebekah Alfond
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Shawger
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Juan Pablo Thieriot

Bridge Society $2,500-$4,999

Anonymous (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Anderson
Mr. Racso Bartra and Mrs. Ursula Bartra
Margie Betten ’92 and Christian Siegrist
Rob & Courtney Boyd
Joe and Alex Chase
Eric Christu & Maura Ziska Christu
Mrs. Gloria Daigh
Mr. and Mrs. Dow Famulak in honor of Sonja Famulak
Jenna and John Ferber
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forrest (Caroline ’92)
Gregory & Anastasia Georgas
Mr. Carl Gregory
Mr. Fanning Hearon
Tiffany Marks Isaacs ’98 & Simon Isaacs
Mr. Jeff Koons
Mr. Scott A. Johnson ’79 & Mrs. Kristy Johnson
Dana Koch ’87 & Jessica Koch
The Kovacs Family
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Maggio
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas McClelland
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Munder
Charles & Amanda Schumacher
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Skaletsky
Ms. Lin Snider
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Spurlock II
Mr. and Mrs. David Supple
Mr. and Mrs. Swid
John Wean III ’66 & Susanne Cole Wean ’67
Victoria Willard

Bulldog Society $1,000-$2,499

Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambrosi
Mr. and Mrs. C. Minot Amory IV
Angel Arroyo & Dr. Irma Morales
Mr. and Mrs. David Atkinson
Lyanne Azqueta ’84
Mrs. Blair Bissett Beall ’64 & Mr. Kenneth S. Beall, Jr.
Mr. and Ms. Hampton Beebe III
Amy and Ryan Bridger
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Broderick
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Chane
Kim Conway Coleman ’70
Mrs. Gail Cooke
Billy & Mary Coyle
Mr. Michael Curcio and Mrs. Katherine Newcomer Curcio ’97
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglass Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Endzweig
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fairbanks
Dean & Christine Goodman
Chris Heine & Wendi Miller
The Hoffman Family
Mr. and Mrs. Trey Huey
Mrs. Phyllis Kirwan
Ms. Blair Kirwin
Joan & Avery Klann
Mr. and Mrs. Carter Leidy
Mrs. Eliane Leuwenkroon in honor of Adam and Nikita Strosberg
Donna & Robert Lloyd George
Tracy Markin
Keith & Tiffany Markoski
Mr. Thomas O. McCarthy
Mr. and Mrs. Ron McMackin
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Monteiro
J.B. Murray ’81 & Carrie Murray
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Murray
Nautilus Foundation, Inc
Mr. and Mrs. Georgios Partheniou
Mark Passler
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Pertnoy
Mr. George B Post
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Psak
Emily & John Rafferty
Brett Rosecan ’02
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Schapiro
Mr. and Ms. C. Tyler Sheldon
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sherry
Austin & Stephen Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stahl
Mrs. Valerie Straith
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Swann
Mr. and Mrs. Trent Swift
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Tarpey in honor of Penny Parent and all of the caring and compassionate educators at PBDA
Richard & Tricia Taylor
The Civie and Earl Pertnoy Family Foundation
Katy and Scott Thompson
Mr. Jeff Turner & Dr. Cassandra Onofrey
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vesz
Ms. Jane Wareham and Mr. Timothy Ridley
Ms. Leslie Brodbeck Whitaker
Mr. and Ms. Peter Worth Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Zubatkin

Friend to $999

Anonymous (12)
AbbVie
Ms. Katina Alamo
Mr. and Mrs. John Amber
American German Club Inc.
Jennifer & Antonio Andreon
Aronson Family
Adrienne Carson Arp ’92 & Dodger Arp
Mr. Roy Assad
Ms. Charlotte Bahm and Ms. Jennifer Minogue
Delane Bailey-Herd in honor of Students Of the 2022 National Junior Honor Society
Tina Barbieri
Mrs. Neera Barot
Mr. Nevin Bauman and Mrs. Kathryn Bauman
Kimberley Belfi
Mrs. Nicole Bellan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Benoit
Mr. and Mrs. Turner Benoit in honor of Pete and Nellie Benoit
Mr. Otto Bergés
Ms. Katherine Berry
Mr. & Mrs. Brett Bieneman
Olympia Shields Bishop ’97
Martha and Brad Bjorklund
Kahlil & Kimberly Bond
Greg Bonner ’90 & Alexis Bonner
Ms. Trudi Borchardt
Allison Kent Bourke ’80
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Braunstein
Charles C. Briggs
Mr. Jason Briggs
Mrs. Kimberly  Brodsky
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Calderbank
Mr. Nelson Calle and Ms. Ana Caballero
Ms. Lorena Calvo
Mr. and Mrs. David Caracappa
Julissa Carlson
Mr. and Mrs. Leandro Carneiro
Allison Charnick
Ms. Rebecca Choron
Sue Chris
Paul & Linda Cicio
Lisa Small and Anatole Conde
Mr. Khang Van Nguyen and Mrs. Jennifer Connolly
Mrs. Jan-Marie Coniglio Cook ’95 & Mr. Christopher Cook, Jr.
Sarah Cooke
Ms. Brittany Corso
Andrew Crane
Mr. and Mrs. Cody Crowell
Dorothea & Joe Cvelbar
Marin Cvelbar
Chase and Laura Davis
Mr. and Mrs. A.I. de Bie, Jr.
Lily Holt Dillon ’83 & Patrick Dillon
Prof. and Dr. Paul Du Quenoy in honor of Charles du Quenoy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dugan
David and Shana Dutkewych
Ms. Katherine Duvnjak
Amanda Elkin
The Ellender Family
Mr. Thomas Ellis II
Ms. Whitney Erasmus
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Evans
Nate & Heather Fanberg
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Farias
Ms. Madeleine J. Fawcett in honor of Mr. Greco
Mr. Kevin Feeley
Sue Fan & Tom Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Filauro
Claudie Finney
Ms. Lauren Fitzgerald
Ms. Taylor Fitzpatrick
Nina & Fabrizio Flaminio
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Frackelton, III
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frisbie Jr.
Gary & Jane Frucci
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gallagher
Gerard & Melissa George
Ms. Dia Gilley
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Goldberg
Mr. Alxy Gomez
Mr. and Mrs. Ian Gordon
Jim & Nancy Gramentine
Ralph Greco
Ms. Leila Gregory
Grace Gunkel ’05
Dana and Seth Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick Hampton
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hanman
Craig P. Harte ’78
Mrs. Pamela Ha-Stevenson
Mrs. Virginia Hearon in honor of Fanning Hearon and the entire PBDA family
Mr. Ryan Heier and Dr. Shinobu Heier
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hemstreet
Suzanne Kent Hitchcock ’59
Ms. Jenna Hoogstra
Ms. Elizabeth Hossfeld in honor of Decker Craft
Mr. and Mrs. G. John Hossfeld
Leslie Bryant Hume ’65
Mitch and Toni Hunt
Mr. and Mrs. Mac Jackson
Ms. Quinn Jacobs
Mark & Annette Johnson
Mrs. Hope Haskell Jones ’52
Mr. and Mrs. David Jubelirer
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kajanoja
Mr. & Mrs. David Kamenstein
Dennis & Cynthia Kanai
Dr. Daniel Kapp & Dr. Nicole Basile
Ms. Lauren Kellar in memory of Marilyn Lassen
Mrs. Ida Kelly
Sarah Kemeness
E. Hewlett Kent ’77
Paulette Koch
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Kosarek
Tracy A. Kramm ’80
Stefan Kusinski
Maria LaForte
Kevin Lamb
Ms. Nicole A. LaTorra ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Page Leidy
Ms. Alexandra Letts
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lipin in honor of Ryder Rosenthal
Ms. Jenna Lodico
Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Lowenberg in honor of Franz Lowenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lucchesi
Mary C. Macfarland
Neal & Ernesta Maligno
Mr. Jeff Markowski and Ms. Robin Laden in honor of Sarah Kemeness
Cyrus Massoumi ’91
G. Peter M. McCurrach ’58
Angie McDonald
Danielle Wyser-Pratte Meagher ’88 & Kevin Meagher
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Methe
Mr. & Mrs. J. William Metzger, Jr. & Family
Mr. Bode Miller
Mr. Colton Miller
Mr. Griffin Miller
Mr. Jackson Miller
Mr. Rhett Miller
Erin Mitchell
Ms. Amy Moffatt
Glenda Moffatt
Stephen & Marguerite Morrell
Miss Maeve C. Mullen
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Newcomer in memory of Brian Newcomer and honor of Athena and Cayden Curcio
Mr. Chris Niebling
Mr. and Mrs. Markus Nolff
Kelley Nugent
Virginia Oatley ’92
Mrs. Tabbatha O’Donnell
Candy Sheehan O’Gara ’66
Dr. Manuel Olivares & Dr. Heather Wayland
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ooten
Mehmet & Ilkay Ozgenc
Jonathan Paine
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pastore
Catherine Titcomb Pateman ’92
Ruby Patterson
Mr. and Mrs. William Peebles
Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Pejoves
Sandor & Karie Petrovics
Michael & Cindy Pflaumer
Lauren & Hailey Pflaumer
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Piester
Mrs. Christina Murphy Pisa ’86
Mr. and Mrs. Joel S Post
Mr. Oliver Quinn and Mrs. Sara Groff
Lauran & Pete Rearic
Janice & Joseph Remington
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Ritman in memory of Marilyn Lassen
Mr. and Ms. Jed Rosenthal
Jennifer Sabugo
Elizabeth O. Savage
Mr. & Mrs. John Sayer
Ms. Molly Scudder Miller
Mr. and Mrs. John Seder in honor of Cindy and Ronald McMackin
Ms. Kathleen Segerdahl
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Sharfman in memory of Marilyn Lassen
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Sheen
Whitney Smith Sinclair ’80 & David Sinclair
Ms. Elyssa Sisko in honor of Jack Morrison
Mr. Caleb Smith and Mrs. Jessica Fox
Mr. and Mrs. David Sobel
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sonderman
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sosin
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Spoljaric
Ms. Jamie Stampar
Mrs. Sara Stapleton
Bryce Stewart
Ms. Michaela Stupkova
Mrs. Phyllis Supple
Greg Susick Family
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Sweeney
Dr. and Dr. Kevin Taylor
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Tenbrink
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Jack & Shirley Thompson
Mr. Anh Ton and Mrs. Thuy Tran
Cyrus Toufanian ’92 & Harley Toufanian
Mrs. Stacey Trozolino
Ms. Clara Rosengarten Urbahn ’67
Thomas and Debra Visage
Stephanie Walker
Ms. Pamela Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wolff
Mrs. Catherine M. Yeatman
Ms. Karen Zacka
Dario M. Zagar ’86
Kelly & Mike Zingaro

* List updated regularly.
Please contact mmonteiro@pbday.org if your name should be listed and does not appear.