Pulaski Academy faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents and friends come together every year to further our mission and vision by making financial contributions to the school above and beyond tuition. It is with these resources that we are the leader in innovative education, providing for our students today and our vision for tomorrow.
Tuition funds mission. Philanthropy fuels vision.
Why is the Annual Fund SO Important?
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone on which the foundation of a “value-added education” at Pulaski Academy is built. Gifts from parents, faculty, staff, trustees, grandparents, alumni, and friends have a profound impact on the advancement of the institution.
These gifts allow the school to support enhancements in technology, attract and retain faculty, expand facilities for academic programs, and provide an atmosphere of learning unique to the central Arkansas area.
Every gift to the Annual Fund has an impact on the lives of our students and the quality of their education. Contributions to the Annual Fund are solicited in September but are accepted year round.
|The 1971 Society|
$25,000 and above
$10,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$2,500 to $4,999
$1,000 to $2,499
|Blue & Gold Club|
$500 to $999
$250 to $499
$1 to $249
PA ANNUAL FUND
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Annual Fund helps keep tuition as low as possible. Like almost all independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of a PA education. Funds raised through the Annual Fund bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the cost of running the school, and provide the added resources in order to take our school from great to excellent.
Your investment in the Annual Fund supports all areas of the school: academic programs, teacher salaries, technology, facilities, etc. It also allows us to respond to our budgetary priorities and any unforeseen needs, developments or opportunities that may arise.
The Annual Fund goes immediately into the school’s operating budget to support the ongoing operations of the school. The Spring Auction revenue is allocated to the Endowment to ensure the longevity and long term stability of Pulaski Academy.
Everyone in the Pulaski Academy community; parents, grandparents, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff, and friends of the school.
What you give is entirely up to you, but we hope that Pulaski Academy will be a philanthropic priority for every PA family and ask that you make a gift that is meaningful to your family. No gift is too small and every gift is important and appreciated. Last year, the average gift size was $550, with gifts ranging from $10 to $25,000.
Your gift will be acknowledged in the Annual Report, which is distributed each fall and lists all donors to the school. If you prefer, you can make your gift anonymously by directing the Advancement Office to not list your name.
Many companies will match charitable contributions by their employees. The company helps to support worthy causes and the employee can maximize the amount donated to the charity. Many Pulaski Academy parents work for matching gift companies—please check with your human resources department or your employer to see if they will match your gift.
PA wants to provide a quality education to the most students possible. In addition, gifts to the Annual Fund are completely tax-deductible while additional tuition would not be.
Although we hope that everyone will participate in other fundraising initiatives, if you have one gift to make, it should be to the Annual Fund. The need to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a student’s education is an ongoing yearly challenge; moreover, the philanthropic dollars donated to the Annual Fund also help PA continue to enrich and expand our offerings, allowing us to go from good to great.
Every gift, regardless of size, is an important contribution to the school. Every gift is appreciated and brings us closer to reaching our fundraising goal. Participation is vital, as we are collectively STRONGER TOGETHER! Gifts of any size inspire more people to give; they are a vote of confidence in our school and our community.