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 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 ( 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 or 561.651.1188.


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

1921 Society $100,000+
Trustee Society $50,000-$99,999

Mrs. Mary Kathryn Navab

Faculty Society $20,000-$49,999

The Elias Family
Mrs. Angelica Fuentes
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Goodwin
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation of Florida, Inc.

Honor Society $10,000 – $19,999

Alexandra & Paul Bergman
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Christie and Jack Fennebresque
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Galligan
Juliana Gendelman and Christopher Goldberg
Todd and Brandie Herbst
Kristen and David Lambert
James and Shayla McGuire
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Miller

Flamingo & Pelican $5,000 – $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cornell
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Diebold
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Henderson

Bridge Society $2,500-$4,999

Ben & Katie Alexander
Margie Betten ’92 and Christian Siegrist
Michelle & Samir Bonomo
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forrest (Caroline ’92)
Mr. Carl Gregory
Mr. Fanning Hearon
Dana Koch ’87 & Jessica Koch
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Skaletsky
Ms. Lin Snider
Victoria Willard

Bulldog Society $1,000-$2,499

Billy & Mary Coyle
The Hoffman Family
Mrs. Phyllis Kirwan
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Monteiro
Mr. and Mrs. Georgios Partheniou
Ms Jane Wareham and Mr. Timothy Ridley
Mr. and Mrs. Swid
Ms. Leslie Brodbeck Whitaker
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Zubatkin

Friend to $999

Anonymous (3)
Jennifer & Antonio Andreon
Aronson Family
Adrienne Carson Arp ’92 & Dodger Arp
Tina Barbieri
Kimberley Belfi
Mrs. Nicole Bellan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Benoit
Olympia Shields ’97
Ms. Lorena Calvo
Sue Chris
Paul & Linda Cicio
Ms. Brittany Corso
Mr. and Mrs. Cody Crowell
Mr. and Mrs. A.I. de Bie, Jr.
Prof. and Dr. Paul Du Quenoy
David and Shana Dutkewych
Amanda Elkin
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ellis II
Ms. Whitney Erasmus
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Evans
Mr. Kevin Feeley
Claudie Finney
Ms. Taylor Fitzpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frisbie Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gallagher
Jim & Nancy Gramentine
Ralph Greco
Ms. Grace Gunkel
Mrs. Pamela Ha-Stevenson
Ms. Jenna Hoogstra
Mr. Mac Jackson
Mark & Annette Johnson
Dennis & Cynthia Kanai
Sarah Kemeness
Mrs. and Mr. Lindsay Kosarek
Tracy A. Kramm ’80
Jana Lechmanova & Roy Assad
Ms. Jenna Lodico
Neal & Ernesta Maligno
Ms. Nicole A. LaTorra ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Methe
Erin Mitchell
Mehmet & Ilkay Ozgenc
Jonathan Paine
Mark Passler
Ruby Patterson
Mr. and Mrs. William Peebles
Sandor & Karie Petrovics
Michael & Cindy Pflaumer
Mr. Oliver Quinn and Mrs. Sara Groff
Lauran & Pete Rearic
Jennifer Sabugo
Ms. Kathleen Segerdahl
Bryce Stewart
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Ms. Pamela Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wolff
Ms. Karen Zacka
Kelly & Mike Zingaro

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