PDS Day of Giving 2021

171% of 446 Donor goal
This campaign ended on May 08, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Princeton Day School by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorIan Crowell matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $10Just for Class of 2010

Sara Chopra photoSara J Chopra matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2018

Laura B. Peterson photoLaura B. Peterson matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1967

Farhat Siddiqui photoFarhat Siddiqui matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Parents of 2021

Amy Gallo photoAmy Gallo matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorMaria Aldrich '99 and John Griffith III '99 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $9,000Just for Classes between 1990 & 1999

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes of 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
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An Anonymous DonorCindy and Jud Linville P '06, '09, '14 gave $10,000 because 166 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorCurtis McGraw Webster '75 gave $50,000 because 446 donors gave
Generate 1 Gift
Share the campaign with your friends using your unique link and generate 1 gift to receive a PDS Keychain!

Generate 5 Gifts
Help us reach our goal by generating five or more gifts and you will receive a pair of Paw Print Socks!

Generate 10 Gifts
Inspire 10 or more gifts and we will send you a special edition PDS Day of Giving Tote Bag!

Did you miss a chance to make a gift on Friday? No problem! We know life feels busier now than ever before, so we will be rolling in this weekend's gifts to our final totals. You can still be part of this special day for PDS - simply click here.
(Note- PayPal and Venmo are newly available payment options)

May 7, 2021 is the 5th annual Day of Giving at PDS!

The Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising event that brings alumni, parents, parents of alumni, faculty and friends together in support of our school. As students are celebrating Blue and White Day, the entire community can demonstrate their own Panther Pride with a gift to the Annual Fund.

Help us reach our goal of 446 gifts to unlock a $50,000 gift from Curtis McGraw Webster '75. 

This year’s Commencement will mark 446 days from March 23, 2020, when our school life changed dramatically, to the end of this school year - a defining chapter at PDS. Faced with the challenges presented by the pandemic, faculty, staff, and administrators remained committed to ensuring an enriching learning environment where our students can grow as critical thinkers, compassionate community members and thoughtful leaders. 

On May 7th, we honor each day that our community has come together to ensure a safe and successful school year. Every member of our community has contributed to making this year possible. 

  • Make a gift and encourage friends and classmates to do the same.
  • Become a Giving Day Advocate and share the campaign via email, text and social media with just a few clicks.  Create a GiveCampus account and you will know how many clicks, gifts and dollars your sharing is generating, which not only helps us get to our goal, but can earn you some great PDS swag!
  • Get Social! Post the campaign link and share your PDS love on your social media with the hashtag #pdsgivingday. Follow the PDS Social Media account below like, comment, share and tag friends in posts.  All of your posts, likes, and comments help expand the reach of this campaign.
  • Post a “Panthergram” - Thank a teacher, give a shout out to some PDS friends, or share a PDS memory or what you love about our School.
  • Participate in a new school tradition, “Blue and White Fridays.” Wear Blue and White and show your Panther Pride. Snap a photo and post it to social media with the hashtag #pdsgivingday.

Check out the PDS social media channels listed below

PDS Facebook   PDS Alums Facebook   Instagram   PDS Alums Instagram  Twitter

Did you know this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week? Say thank you to a teacher that has had an impact on you or your child by making your gift in his or her honor. If a gift is made in honor of a current faculty or staff member, we will deliver a special PDS themed cookie to them with a note indicating that you honored them with a gift.

Thank You, Panthers!

Wow, yesterday’s #pdsgivingday surpassed even our wildest expectations - THANK YOU! 

1112 days ago by Amy Gallo
NEW CHALLENGE! Can we break a Day of Giving record?

Trustee Cindy Linville and her husband, Jud - parents of 3 PDS Alumni '06, '09, '14 - have just offered a generous challenge to keep our momentum going. The Linville family will contribute a $10,000 challenge gift if we can get to a NEW goal of 619 gifts – a new Day of Giving Record!

Please help us unlock this gift by making your own gift today in support of the PDS Annual Fund.

Keep it up, PANTHERS!! Thank you! 

1114 days ago by Amy Gallo

Thank you to all who have made gifts today on the PDS Day of Giving! Thanks to you, we have reached our 446 donor goal and unlocked a challenge gift of $50,000! It's amazing what our community can do.  There is still time on the clock - how far can we go?

Let’s celebrate hitting THIS goal by reliving last year’s game winning goal in the PDS Lawrenceville hockey game. 

1114 days ago by Amy Gallo
We're halfway there - 223 donors ALREADY!

The Day of Giving is off to an incredible start and thanks to so many of you, we are already halfway to our goal! Let's celebrate with the PDS Madrigals.

Congratulations to – Dave Freedholm– the winner of our “Halfway There” Day of Giving Prize for making the 223rd gift of the day putting us halfway to our goal! (and to – Michelle Simonds- the winner of our “On Our Way - The 100th gift” for making the 100th gift to the campaign.)

Let's keep it up, Panthers!

1114 days ago by Amy Gallo
Feeling lucky? Make your gift and you may win a Day of Giving Prize!

1114 days ago by Amy Gallo
Help us spread the PDS love – Become a GiveCampus Advocate!

Check out these giveaways!  Take a quick second and become an Advocate for the PDS Day of Giving – it’s easy! Follow the 3 steps below and we will know how many clicks, gifts and dollars your sharing is generating – and you can earn PDS swag!

1. Click on the “Advocates” tab and Log in or Sign Up.

2.  Sign in or create a GiveCampus user account (remember -choose “Princeton Day School” in the Primary/Secondary dropdown when creating your account)

3. Once you are logged in, on the Advocates Tab, click on the buttons under “Share with your Network” to copy or share your unique URL via Facebook, twitter, email or text that will track your progress that can win your PDS Swag.


1115 days ago by Amy Gallo

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Current Parents, Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
Parents of 202441$25,462
Parents of 202830$20,330
Parents of 202530$31,334
Parents of 202625$19,289
Parents of 203224$17,836
Parents of 203023$37,715
Parents of 202723$26,068
Parents of 202919$9,946
Parents of 203319$13,976
Parents of 203112$3,750
Parents of 20348$32,051
Parents of 20231$10,000
Parents of 20211$0
Parents of 20221$0
Donor Affiliations
Parent icon36%Current Parents
Gradhat icon39%Alumni
Suitcase icon18%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon8%Parents of Alumni
Suitcase icon3%Former Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
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Curtis McGraw Webster '75 photo
Curtis McGraw Webster '75
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Cindy and Jud Linville P '06, '09, '14
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Maria Aldrich '99 and John Griffith III '99
Heart icon matched a total of $9,000
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generated 78 clicks and 13 gifts, totaling $3,188
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generated 42 clicks and 16 gifts, totaling $1,415
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generated 6 clicks and 4 gifts, totaling $819
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generated 29 clicks and 6 gifts, totaling $380
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