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The Annual Fund

Supporting Today’s PBS

Today’s giving benefits every student, every day.

Our Annual Fund is the collective gift of our entire community. Our goal is to achieve 100% participation and support from our faculty, staff, trustees, and parents.

Your generosity empowers us to attract and retain the best faculty; develop the artist and athlete in every student; incorporate innovative technologies in the classroom; and pursue exciting learning opportunities with agility.


The Annual Fund supports critical investments that help students flourish—those that we can’t fund with tuition alone. This year, we expect the Annual Fund to provide roughly 10% of the school’s operating income and help to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the expense of providing an exceptional elementary education to every PBS student. Therefore, the Annual Fund is the school’s philanthropic priority each year.


Gifts to the Annual Fund are spent in the academic year in which they are given and are put immediately to work in the classroom to enhance your child’s education. Parents are asked to make a gift or pledge by December 18, 2020. Payment can be completed through Graduation Day 2021.


Parent volunteers, members of the school’s Advancement Team, and the Head of School contact PBS families in the fall to seek financial support annually. This year’s Annual Fund Co-Chairs are Tracy Satvat and Joe Kauffman.

Goals for 2020–2021

  • 100% participation from families. We hope that the Annual Fund can be a gift from the entire PBS community to our students. We ask that each current family consider a donation that is meaningful to them and that places PBS among their top philanthropic priorities for the year.
  • Raise $1 million. This amount represents about 10% of the school’s operating budget. In previous years, this margin has allowed us to add significant faculty resources – like our literacy and math enrichment coordinators and additional classroom teachers – and has enabled significant investments in professional development and other vital resourcing. The Annual Fund helps close the gap between revenue and operating expenses.
  • Secure gift commitments by December 18, 2020. The money we raise this year is spent this year, so by making your gift or pledge before the end of December, you can help us know what we can count on in the second half of the school year.