Princeton Day School Leadership & Loyalty Societies comprise a community of generous alumni, parents, and friends who demonstrate the power of collective giving to make a tremendous difference in the lives of every student and faculty member. We honor the philanthropic efforts of our generous and most loyal supporters in the following giving societies:



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.

Recognition at one of these levels is based on gifts to the PDS Annual Fund, including corporate matching gifts, during one fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

 Princeton Day School Annual Fund Leadership Societies

Society Gift Level
1965 Society $50,000+ : Dean Mathey Circle
  $25,000 to $49,000 : Trustee Circle
  $10,000 to $24,999 : Head of School Circle
Colross Society $5,000 to $9,999 : Faculty Circle
  $2,500 to $4,999 : Colross Circle
Alumni Society $1,000+ : for all alumni classes
  $500+ : for alumni 11-25 years since graduation
  $250+ : for alumni 5-10 years since graduation



The Semper Luceat Society recognizes our most loyal donors who have made a gift to the university for ten or more consecutive fiscal years. Semper Luceat was the Miss Fine’s School motto and means may it always shine.  Membership is based on participation, not amount, because every gift has a positive impact on programs across our School, transforming the lives of our students. 


May Margaret Fine Society: Recognizing donors who have made provisions for PDS in their estate plans, helping secure the long-term strength of Princeton Day School. – Learn More 




Your leadership and loyalty giving – and membership in one of our societies – make a real and immediate impact on PDS, keeping our community vibrant, diverse, and thriving today and in the future. 

Members of our Leadership & Loyalty Societies are recognized and receive the following benefits:

  • Recognition in appropriate honor rolls.  
  • Invitations to attend a special event each year with the Head of School including virtual opportunities.
  • Special communications from the Head of School and Advancement Office throughout the year.


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact a member of the Advancement Office