The Fund for PDS

The Fund for PDS


The Fund for PDS (previously knows as the PDS Annual Fund) is the school’s top fundraising priority. Gifts to the Fund for PDS flow through the annual operating budget to support our flexible tuition program, campus renewal and a rich, integrated learning experience including field trips, student productions, music, art, technology and media, science, research, athletics – practically everything that enhances the learning experience at PDS. Make your gift online today!

Participation Counts

Each year all members of the PDS community – trustees, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, parents of alumni, businesses and other friends – are invited to support innovative learning through a gift to the Fund for PDS. High rates of participation by trustees, parents and alumni are especially important to securing grants from private foundations and corporations. That’s why even small gifts make a big difference. When it comes to participation, every gift, large or small, is equal in impact.

Bridging the Gap and Creating the Margin of Excellence

Poughkeepsie Day School uses a budget model typical for most independent schools. To achieve strategic program objectives, maintain a tuition level competitive with other schools, and create a learning community which includes families from all backgrounds, this model must set tuition at a level lower than the full cost of operating the school. The Fund for PDS helps cover this difference while supporting the learning opportunities that distinguish a PDS education.

This year’s Fund for PDS campaign runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Check the My PDS Widget on your mypds.org dashboard to see your donation status! For information about ways to support the Fund for PDS, contact Christina Powers, Advancement Associate for Development, at 845.462.7600, ext. 110 or cpowers@poughkeepsieday.org.