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.


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 that everyone make their gift or pledge to the Annual Fund by December 31, 2019. Payment on pledges should be made on or before June 30, 2020. 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
  • $15,000-$19,999 | Honor Society
  • $10,000-$14,999 | Palm Society
  • $5,000-$9,999 | Flamingo & Pelican Society
  • $2,500-$4,999 | Bridge Society
  • $1,000-$2,499| Bulldog Society
  • $500-$999 | Blue & Gold Society
  • Friend to $499
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 Adrienne Arp ( 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 yellow button above.

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

For more information, please contact Adrienne Arp in the Development Office at or 561.832.3308.


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

Trustee Society $50,000-$99,999

Mr. and Mrs. David Gochman

Faculty Society $20,000-$49,999

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. Ara Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Jose F. Fanjul
Mr. and Mrs. David Gochman
Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Mashek
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mullen
Ms. Alexsandra Garrison Neville
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Orthwein
Mr. and Mrs. Keith L. Palagye
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pfeifler
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Savage

Honor Society $15,000 – $19,999

Mr. and Mrs. Jason T. Kalisman
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rafferty

Palm Society $10,000 – $14,999

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Beebe
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Boardman
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Borchardt
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Herbst
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kosoy
Mrs. John B. McCracken
Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire

Flamingo & Pelican Society $5,000 – $9,999

Mr. Robert Allen and Mrs. Rona Daniels-Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Bharti
Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Carden
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Carroll
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Costa
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Frost
Mr. Christopher Goldberg and Ms. Juliana Gendelman
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. David Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lazzara
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Levine
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lorentzen
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Mauck
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Preston
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schumacher
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Shawger
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Smerling
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strausser
Mr. Jeffrey Turner and Dr. Cassandra Onofrey
Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Visconti
Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Webb

Bridge Society $2,500-$4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Alexander Jr.
Alton Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bylin
Mr. Eric Christu and Mrs. Maura Ziska Christu
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Coleman
Mrs. Gloria Daigh
Mr. JM Diebold and Mrs. Belinda Kamm
Ms. Faye Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forrest
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gregory
Mr. and Mrs. Fanning M. Hearon III
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Macfarland
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Miller
Mr. and Mrs. William Mulroy
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Musumeci
Mr. Oliver Quinn and Mrs. Sara Groff
Mr. Christian Siegrist and Ms. Margaret Betten
Mr. and Mrs. R. John Wean, III
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Willis

Bulldog Society $1,000-$2,499

Annette Rickel Foundation
Mr. Angel Arroyo and Dr. Irma Morales
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony
Mr. and Mrs. Norberto F. Azqueta, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ball
Mr. and Mrs. Rasco Bartra
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beall
Mr. Jason Briggs
Mr. Patrick Broderick and Ms. Marianick Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Brulte
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Coyle
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cvelbar
Mrs. Martha DeBrule
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fairbanks
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ford
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Georgas
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hall
Mr. Chris Heine and Mrs. Wendi Miller
Mr. and Mrs. John Kirwan
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Koch
Mr. Jeff Koons
Mr. Kevin T. Lamb
Mrs. Eliane Leuwenkroon
Ms. Tracy Markin
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Murray, Jr.
Mr. A.G. Newmyer, III
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Petcove
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Psak
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ridley
Ms. Vanessa Rooks
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scotto
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Skaletsky
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Tarpey
Drs. Kevin and Joelle Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thompson
Dr. and Dr. Axel Beccar Varela
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Euclid Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Welker
Ms. Victoria Willard
Mr. and Mrs. Andres Zuniga

Blue & Gold $500-$999

Ms. Rebekah Alfond
Ms. Kathleen M. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Matti C. Anttila
Mr. and Mrs. David Atkinson
Ms. Lyanne Azqueta
Mr. and Mrs. David Ball
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Bjorklund
Mr. and Mrs. Kahlil Bond
Mr. and Mrs. Samir Bonomo
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Bridger
Dr. and Mrs. Chadi Dahabra
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Donigan
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. David Ghiradini
Dr. and Mrs. Josef Huainigg
Mrs. George H. Hume
Mr. and Mrs. Colby Johnson
Ms. Sarah Kemeness
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Klann
Mrs. Paulette Koch
Ms. Maura Koons
Mr. and Mrs. Carter Leidy, III
Honorable and Mrs. David Lloyd George
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas McClelland
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pateman
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Peebles
Mr. and Mrs. John Rafferty
Mr. and Mrs. John Sayer
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Skier
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strausser

Friend to $499

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Andreon
Ms. Alana Arciero
Mr. Jonathan Spier and Ms. Maya Arison
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Aronson
Mr. and Mrs. Dodger Arp
Mr. Leon Arp
Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Avila
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barbieri
Ms. Kimberley Belfi
Ms. Nicole Bellan
Mr. and Mrs. Turner Benoit
Ms. Katherine Berry
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bickford
Mr. and Mrs. Brett Bieneman
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bonner
Mrs. Trudi Borchardt
Ms. Kimberly Brodsky
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Byrne
Ms. Lisette Cabrera
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Carrington
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Chane
Mr. and Mrs. Kristian Charnick
Mr. Nelson Chivers
Ms. Sue M. Chris
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cicio
Mrs. Margery Cleary
Mrs. Barbara Close
Ms. Annette M. Colon
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Colpitts
Mr. Andrew Crane
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cvelbar
Mr. and Mrs. Alex de Bie
Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Di Criscio
Mr. and Mrs. David Dutkewych
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ellender
Mr. Thomas Ellis, II
Dr. Curtis Emmer
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Evans
Ms. Mona Fakhoury
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Fanberg
Mr. Kevin Feeley
Ms. Madeline Feldman
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ferguson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Filauro
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Finney
Mr. and Mrs. Fabrizio Flaminio
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Frackelton, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frackelton, III
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Frucci
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard George
Ms. Elena Giudice
Mr. and Mrs. Jim G. Gramentine
Mr. Ralph Greco
Ms. Patricia Griffin
Ms. Grace V. Gunkel
Mrs. Pamela Ha-Stevenson
Mrs. Virginia Hearon
Ms. Rita Hessel
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock
Ms. Jen Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Huff
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Isaacs
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jemsten
Mr. Cassius Johnson and Mr. Francis Scire
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson
Mrs. Hope Haskell Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Katz
Ms. Blair Kirwan
Ms. Shakira Kellog
Ms. Nancy King
Mrs. Melissa Knight and Mrs. Jacqueline Delgado
Mrs. Lindsay Kosarek
Ms. Tracy Kramm
Ms. Maria Laforte
Mr. and Mrs. John Lagae
Ms. Julissa Lane
Ms. Taryn Lakow
Ms. Cindee Lavy
Ms. Jana Lechmanova
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lotfi
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lucchesi
Mrs. Mary Macfarland
Mr. Cyrus E. Massoumi
Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCurrach
Ms. Angie McDonald
Ms. Nicole A. McGivney
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Meagher
Ms. Linda Merman
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Methe
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Mitchell
Ms. Glenda M. Moffatt
Ms. Janice Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Moore
Ms. Christina Moorhead
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Morrell
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Mr. Chris Niebling
Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Donnell
Dr. Manuel Olivares and Dr. Heather Wayland
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Olsen
Mr. and Mrs. Mehmet Ozgenc
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Paine
Mr. and Mrs. Georgios Partheniou
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pastore
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Passler
Ms. Ruby Carper Patterson
Ms. Tamara S. Petrelli
Mr. and Mrs. Sandor Petrovics
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pflaumer
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Piester
Dr. and Mrs. Carter Pottash
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Ramos
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rearic
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Remington
Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Reyes
Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Reza
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Russo
Mr. Lawrence Schechter
Mr. Kyle Schlett
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Sheen
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Sholl
Mr. Glenn Smith (In Honor of Jennifer Kay Smith)
Mr. and Mrs. David Sobel
Mr. and Mrs. Jared Soper
Mr. Reginald Stambaugh
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Stapleton
Mrs. Pamela Ha-Stevenson
Mr. Gerard Stigliano and Ms. Kellie Stenzel
Mr. Bryce Stewart and Mr. Marian Stupka
Ms. Michaela Stupkova
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Sweeney
Mr. and Mrs. Trent J. Swift
Ms. Kara Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thoresen
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Toufanian
Ms. Stacey Trozolino
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tummon
United Technologies
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Vipond
Ms. Stephanie Walker
Mrs. Lucy A. Anthony Webster
Drs. Gary and Dina Wexler
Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Wilkerson
Ms. Karen Zacka
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zingaro

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