Annual Fund


The Princeton Day School Annual Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority because it directly supports the school’s greatest assets – our students and teachers.

The Annual Fund touches all aspects of the school and enables Princeton Day School to develop an innovative curriculum, attract and retain our exceptional teachers, maintain and improve our expansive campus and facilities, provide funds to enroll students who might otherwise not have been able to attend PDS and so much more. The School's success relies on the support of our entire community, including trustees, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and friends.

Please contact Jill Goldman '74, Director of Annual Giving, at or (609) 924-6700 ext. 1293 for questions and additional information.

Lead the Way-
Annual Fund Leadership Giving Societies

At Princeton Day School, every gift matters and every gift benefits our students.  We also rely on a strong tradition of leadership giving.  Leadership gifts of $2,500 or more make up 76% total giving, and leadership gifts of $10,000 or more make up 60% of total giving.  We recognize and are grateful for our leadership donors, who make a tremendous difference in the lives of every student.

1965 Society

Dean Mathey Circle
$50,000 and above
Trustee Circle
$25,000 to $49,999
Head of School Circle
$10,000 to $24,999

Colross Society

Faculty Circle
$5,000 to $9,999
Colross Circle
$2,500 to $4,999
$1,000 for Alumni
20 years out
$500 for Alumni
15 years out

The Semper Luceat Society -
Every gift matters, every year
The Semper Luceats, our most loyal donors, have given to the Annual Fund for ten or more consecutive years and help make Princeton Day School an exceptional school. Semper Luceat was the Miss Fine’s School motto and means may it always shine. This Loyalty Society was created to honor Princeton Day School's most loyal alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends. These generous individuals understand that consecutive annual investments, no matter the size, transform lives.


Princeton Day School is fortunate to have more than 150 volunteers who work with our community each year to make our Annual Fund vibrant. Read more about our Annual Fund volunteer Committees below. To get involved, email

Annual Fund Parent Volunteers 2019-2020